Posts Tagged ‘Acute Liver Failure’

A Man in an Unresponsive State

Posted by • July 14th, 2016

Clinical care for patients with acute liver failure should focus on preventing and treating associated complications, identifying the cause so that targeted therapy (if available) can be initiated, and determining the patient’s transplant eligibility. A 32-year-old man was admitted to this hospital after being found in an unresponsive state in his jail cell. He had jaundice and… Read More…

Take the Critical Care Challenge

Posted by • April 18th, 2014

In this month’s Critical Care Challenge, our  77-year-old patient is on mechanical ventilation in the ICU after an emergency colon resection, complicated by septic shock and acute liver failure. Since it appears his stay in the ICU will be prolonged, what measures would you take to optimize his long-term recovery? Participate in the poll and share… Read More…

Remember to take the Critical Care Challenge!

Posted by • January 28th, 2014

Have you taken the latest Critical Care Challenge? There’s still time to vote and comment. To recap the newest development: our sedated and intubated patient’s condition stabilized for two days, after which his ALT suddenly rose to 3402, his AST to 5322, and his bilirubin to 3.8. How should his liver failure be treated? Submit your… Read More…

Acute Liver Failure

Posted by • December 27th, 2013

Acute liver failure is a rare but life-threatening critical illness requiring intensive care. The latest article in our Critical Care Medicine series reviews common causes, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic interventions. Acute liver failure is a rare but life-threatening critical illness that occurs most often in patients who do not have preexisting liver disease. With an incidence… Read More…

Take the Critical Care Challenge

Posted by • December 11th, 2013

In this month’s Critical Care Challenge, our sedated and intubated patient’s condition stabilized for two days, after which his ALT suddenly rose to 3402, his AST to 5322, and his bilirubin to 3.8. How should his liver failure be treated? Vote and comment now on NEJM.org and find the results and answer on December 26 in… Read More…