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ICU Management

Need to improve management strategies for cirrhotic patients

2018 10 Apr

Cirrhosis, a major worldwide health problem, has a high level of morbidity and mortality. Patients with cirrhosis who require intensive care support have high mortality rates of near 50 percent. This patient population presents numerous challenges to the intensive care provider but, unfortunately, current management strategies remain largely guided... Read more

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Nursing Data Help Predict Cirrhosis Patient's Survival

2015 11 Apr

Standard assessments that nurses already use to care for patients can provide data that significantly improve the ability to predict survival following a liver transplant and may help improve patient outcomes. This finding is based on a study from Liver Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published in the journal Hepatology .... Read more

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Combo Therapy Eradicates Hep C in Liver Transplant Patients

2014 10 Nov

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FA, USA) have found that the use of two new oral medications is effective in fighting hepatitis C infection amongst liver transplant patients. Given the clinical importance of the study, results have been presented in a plenary session of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (The Liver... Read more

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Probiotics Prevent Brain Complications of Cirrhosis

2014 09 Jun

Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious complication of advanced liver disease. As many as 45 percent of cirrhosis patients will experience a deterioration of brain function, since the damaged liver is unable to remove toxins from the blood. A study recently published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology reports that probiotics can... Read more