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Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD)

Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess for & treat the following)

  • Clinical manifestations resulting from 3 factors
    • Hepatocellular insufficiency
      • Coagulopathy
      • Encephalopathy
    • Portal hypertension
      • GI bleeding
      • Thrombocytopenia
      • Ascites
    • Extrahepatic damage by alcohol
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Malnutrition/vitamin deficiency
      • Immunocompromise/infection
      • Pancreatitis
  • Mortality of hospitalized pts varies from 0-100%!
  • Patients with altered mental status may need intubation for airway protection.

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Last updated: April 16, 2010


"Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD)." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534236/all/Alcoholic_Liver_Disease__ALD_.
Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD). Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534236/all/Alcoholic_Liver_Disease__ALD_. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD). (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534236/all/Alcoholic_Liver_Disease__ALD_
Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534236/all/Alcoholic_Liver_Disease__ALD_.
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