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Hepatic Critical Care

  • Edited By: Rahul Nanchal, Ram Subramanian
  • ISBN: 9783319664316
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2018
  • Format: Hardback – 319 pages
  • Language: English

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This book focuses on the critical care of the patient with acute, acute on chronic and chronic liver failure as well as the peri-operative care of the patient with liver transplantation. Each of these disease processes is unique in pathophysiological manifestations, underpinnings of physiology and treatment options.

Patients with acute, chronic or acute on chronic liver failure are a growing fraction of ICU admissions. Hepatic Critical Care serves as the essential reference for both practicing intensivists at community hospitals and tertiary referral centers. This textbook is also targeted towards trainees specifically interested in taking care of patients with liver disease and liver transplantation.

Key Features
  • Represents a compendium of knowledge and reference on hepatic critical care
  • Reviews the perioperative management of hepatic surgery
  • Provides practical and accessible reference material for trainees and practicing physicians
Table of Contents
  1. Normal Hepatic Function and Physiology
  2. Circulatory Physiology in Liver Disease
  3. Respiratory Physiology in Liver Disease
  4. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Physiology in Liver Disease
  5. Renal Physiology in Acute and Chronic Liver Disease
  6. Cerebrovascular Physiology in Liver Disease
  7. Definition, Epidemiology, Natural History and Prognostication of Liver Disease
  8. Brain and the Liver- Cerebral Edema, Hepatic Encephalopathy and Beyond
  9. Cardiovascular Alterations in Acute and Chronic Liver Failure
  10. Gastrointestinal Complications in Liver Disease
  11. Respiratory Complications in Acute and Chronic Liver Disease
  12. Renal Complications in Acute and Chronic Liver Disease
  13. Hematological Complications in Liver Disease
  14. Nutrition in Liver Disease
  15. Infectious Complications in Liver Disease
  16. Pharmacological Considerations in Liver Failure
  17. Non Transplant Surgical Considerations: Hepatic Surgery and Liver Trauma
  18. Anesthetic and Perioperative Considerations in the patient with liver disease (Non Transplant)
  19. Perioperative Considerations during Liver Transplantation
  20. Use of Extra-Corporeal Liver Support Therapies
  21. Assessing Liver Function in the Critically Ill Patient
Editors Biography

Dr. Nanchal is Associate Professor of Medicine and serves as the director of the medical intensive care unit and critical care fellowship program at Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin. He has a special interest in the care of patients with hepatic critical illness and his research focuses on outcomes of critically ill patients.

Dr. Ram Subramanian is Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta USA.  He is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and oversees the Liver Critical Care services at the Emory Liver Transplant Center.  His fellowship training involved combined training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Gastroenterology & Transplant Hepatology, with a goal to focus his clinical and research interests in the field of hepatic critical care. Over the course of his academic career, he has developed a specific clinical and research expertise in extracorporeal liver support.

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