Vinod Kumar Audimoolam

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rapidly progressive critical illness with high mortality. Complex intensive care unit (ICU) protocols and emergency liver transplantation (ELT) are now often available, but rarity and severity of illness have limited its study and evidence-base for care. We reviewed patients treated over a 35-year period at a(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypoxemia is a feared complication of acute liver failure, and high oxygen requirements will frequently lead to removal of patients from the transplant list. As data regarding the prevalence and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome in acute liver failure are scant and hypoxemia being a commonly encountered systemic complication, we(More)
Sir, Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) is an important cause of acute renal dysfunction resulting from immunemediated tubulointerstitial injury. The commonest causes of TIN include drugs and infection. Acute interstitial nephritis accounts for up to 15% of patients hospitalized for acute renal dysfunction. Glucosamine is a relatively new alternative(More)
Intentional iron overdose in adults is uncommon. Clinical consequences are variable and depend on the quantity of iron ingested and the delay to treatment. Severe iron overdose can lead to multi-organ failure and acute hepatic necrosis. Here, we report three cases of polypharmacy overdose including iron resulting in acute liver failure. Despite maximum(More)
BACKGROUND The profound hemodynamic changes seen in acute liver failure (ALF) resemble the hyperdynamic state found in the later stages of septic shock. Vasopressor support frequently is required after initial volume therapy. Markers of preload dependency have not been studied in this patient group. Dynamic maneuvers such as passive leg raising or(More)
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