Advances in critical care management of hepatic failure and insufficiency.

  title={Advances in critical care management of hepatic failure and insufficiency.},
  author={Meilan Han and Robert C Hyzy},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={34 9 Suppl},
BACKGROUND Chronic liver disease is becoming an increasingly frequent diagnosis for patients in the intensive care setting with such diagnoses as symptomatic ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatorenal syndrome, or fulminant hepatic failure. OBJECTIVE To review frequent diagnoses for patients with chronic liver disease admitted to the intensive care unit and discuss current concepts in management and investigational modalities. RESULTS Patients with new-onset ascites in the… CONTINUE READING


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