Anaesthesia for patients with liver disease

  title={Anaesthesia for patients with liver disease},
  author={Rakesh Vaja},
Patients with end-stage liver disease are at significant risk of morbidity and mortality after anaesthesia and surgery. Medical or surgical interventions may exacerbate liver dysfunction and result in life-threatening hepatic failure. 2 The incidence and prevalence of liver disease (particularly alcoholic liver disease and hepatitis C) is increasing in the developed world and presents the anaesthetist with considerable challenges. In the UK, in 2006, 4450 people died from alcoholic liver… CONTINUE READING


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