Tag Archives: hepatology

EUH Morning Report: What is the criteria for liver transplantion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma?

The Bottom Line: Liver transplant is recommended for patients with potentially resectable or transplantable disease according to performance status or lack of severe comorbidity, or in patients with unresectable disease who meet Milan or United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) criteria. Controversy … Continue reading

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EUHM Report: What are the common presentations of hepatic abscess?

The Bottom Line: Most cases of hepatic abscess present at advanced age. One study reported a mean age > 57 years.19 This finding suggests that older individuals are more susceptible to bacterial infection and thus abscess formation.  Most of the … Continue reading

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VA Resident Report: Elevated lactic acid in ischemic hepatitis

The Bottom Line: Ischemic Hepatitis usually occurs in elderly individuals with right-side congestive heart failure and low cardiac output. It usually occurs after periods of haemodynamic instability or hypoxia such as haemorrhage, sepsis, pulmonary embolus, cardiac failure, arrhythmias, acute myocardial … Continue reading

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VA Resident Report: What is the peak level of transaminases (AST and ALT) during an acute hepatitis A infection?

Table 1. Demographic and Laboratory Characteristics of the Study Population                                                             … Continue reading

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EUHM Resident Report: Is there a link between acalculous cholecystitis and alcoholic hepatitis?

In this study, all patients with cholecystitis (except two) had the final diagnosis confirmed at cholecystectomy. Of the patients with cholecystitis, four were acute and 14 were chronic. Among those in the group with hepatocellular disease 8 had alcoholic liver … Continue reading

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