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Acute Hepatic Failure

Acute Hepatic Failure is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First

  • ABCs
  • Grade 3-4 encephalopathy: cerebral edema, or substance ingestion, or shock
  • Mental status exam and send lab studies ASAP for appropriate triage to ICU or transplant center
  • Rapid evaluation for etiology
  • If acetaminophen (APAP) toxicity is suspected, do NOT delay treatment.

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Last updated: May 5, 2010


"Acute Hepatic Failure." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534038/all/Acute_Hepatic_Failure.
Acute Hepatic Failure. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534038/all/Acute_Hepatic_Failure. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Acute Hepatic Failure. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534038/all/Acute_Hepatic_Failure
Acute Hepatic Failure [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534038/all/Acute_Hepatic_Failure.
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