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REBEL Core Cast 22.0 – Decompensated Liver Disease

Take Home Points    End stage liver disease patients have fragile baseline physiology. Minor insults can have profound effects Always start with the basics – large bore IV lines SBP give 3rd generation cephalosporin + albumin in severe disease Upper …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

Definition: Acute infection of the ascitic fluid in a patient with liver disease without another source of infection Epidemiology: (Runyon 1988, Runyon 1988, Borzio 2001) Incidence 10-25% risk of at least one episode per year 20% risk in those with ascites …

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Infectious Disease

Should You Give Albumin in Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP)?

The Background: Nearly 50% of patients in the U.S. with cirrhotic liver disease develop ascites over a 10-year period of observation, placing them at risk for developing spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) (Runyon 2012). It is estimated that 12-25% of patients with …

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Infectious Disease

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