Care of the Cirrhotic Patient

Priya Grewal, Paul Martin

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Abstract

Timely surveillance for varices and hepatocellular carcinoma, prophylaxis against spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) improve survival in patients awaiting transplantation. Early diagnosis of minimal or overt hepatic encephalopathy can delay life threatening complications, reduce need for hospitalization, and potentially improve survival pending liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-340
Number of pages10
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Ascites
  • Cirrhosis
  • Complications
  • Encephalopathy
  • HCC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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