Liver / Liver Failure

last updated: February 26, 2016

 

 

Hyperbilirubinemia

AST/ALT

ALK-P

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-Etiology is likely multifactorial, with sepsis being the most likely cause, drug induced liver injury is another possibility but none of the recently documented medications has been clearly associated with similar pattern of liver injury. 
-Please send hepatitis panel (HAV IgG, HBV sAg, HBV sAb, HBV cAb IgM, HCV Ab), ANA, anti-smooth muscle antibody, anti-mitochondrial antibody, iron panel with ferritin, ceruloplasmin, alpha 1 anti-trypsin to rule out other causes of chronic liver disease

Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (HBsAb or anti-HBs): The “surface antibody“ is formed in response to the hepatitis B virus. Your body can make this antibody if you have been vaccinated, or if you have recovered from a hepatitis B infection. If this test is positive, then your immune system has successfully developed a protective antibody against the hepatitis B virus. This will provide long-term protection against future hepatitis B infection. Someone who is surface antibody positive is not infected, and cannot pass the virus on to others.

Cardiovascular System in Liver Disease

Pulmonary System in Liver Disease

Brain / Liver / Gut connection in Liver Failure

Gastrointestinal Manifestations

Hematological: Bleeding / Thrombosis in Liver Disease

Liver / Kidney Cross-talk 

Infectious Complications

Extracorporeal Support in Liver Failure

Liver Transplant

... but I would more especially commend the clinician who, in acute diseases, by which the bulk of mankind are cutoff, conducts the treatment better than others.
 
Hippocrates, 400 BC