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Hemodynamic Changes and Modulation in Inpatients with Acute and Chronic Liver Failure

  • Ahmed M. MukhtarEmail author
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Abstract

Patients on the waiting list for a liver transplant are frequently admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) due to decompensation of the liver function [1]. Hemodynamic management of this patient population can be very challenging. There are two distinct types of acute liver dysfunction that might require ICU admission: acute liver failure (ALF) and acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF). Although both types of liver dysfunction are presented with multi-system involvement, the underlying pathophysiological changes responsible for hemodynamic instability differ significantly between the conditions, such that each requires specific management.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Critical CareCairo UniversityCairoEgypt

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