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ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

2016 27 Sep

Most patients with liver cirrhosis ‏remain in a compensated stage for ‏more than 10 years, regardless of ‏the aetiology of the liver disease. The progression ‏to decompensated cirrhosis is defined by ‏the occurrence of a major complication such ‏as ascites, variceal bleeding and/or hepatic ‏encephalopathy. From here on most patients ‏will not die because... Read more

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ESA2016: Who Benefits from Intensive Care?

2016 14 Jun

When patients and families are increasingly questioning clinical decisions, facts are important when it comes to admitting patients to intensive care. It is vital that critical care physicians have good knowledge of the important prognostic indicators, and use them as foundations for their decisions to admit, said Saxon Ridley, from Glan Clwyd Hospital... Read more

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Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: Biomarker Can Predict Mortality

2016 04 Apr

Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark have found that the biomarker CD163 can predict mortality in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). The study is published in the Journal of Hepatology.Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a syndrome found in liver cirrhosis patients, when liver function suddenly... Read more


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