Hypoxic hepatopathy: pathophysiology and prognosis.

  title={Hypoxic hepatopathy: pathophysiology and prognosis.},
  author={Richard B. Birrer and Yasuharu Takuda and Tsuyoshi R. Takara},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={46 14},
BACKGROUND Dramatic transient elevation in serum concentrations of hepatic enzymes occurs in some patients following a hypo-perfusion state. This entity is variously termed "shock liver" or "ischemic hepatitis", since the pathogenesis is considered to be ischemia. However, hypotension or shock is not always present. METHODS We analyzed the medical records of 293 patients (322 episodes) who had a hypoxic state and were admitted to the critical care units of two general hospitals over a 13-year… CONTINUE READING


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