The Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patient

Evaluation and Management

  • Robert S. Rahimi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jamil S. Alsahhar, Saleh Elwir
    Pages 1-9
  3. Florence Wong
    Pages 11-30
  4. Thoetchai (Bee) Peeraphatdit, Michael D. Leise
    Pages 31-38
  5. Alberto Zanetto, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
    Pages 39-66
  6. Claire Francoz, Francois Durand, Zaid Haddad, Kausar Hamiduzzaman, Saro Khemichian, Thin Thin Maw et al.
    Pages 67-90
  7. Jawaid Shaw, Jasmohan S. Bajaj
    Pages 105-122
  8. Tiffany Wu, Vinay Sundaram
    Pages 123-139
  9. Ammar Hassan, Elliot B. Tapper
    Pages 141-160
  10. John P. Rice
    Pages 161-191
  11. Mark R. Pedersen, Shannan R. Tujios
    Pages 193-217
  12. Robert R. McMillan, Vatche G. Agopian
    Pages 237-271
  13. Michael Sean Bleszynski, Peter T. W. Kim
    Pages 273-327
  14. Trinidad Serrano, Marina Berenguer
    Pages 329-339
  15. Robert L. Fine
    Pages 341-360
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 361-369

About this book


This text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the diagnosis and management of the critically ill cirrhotic patient. The book reviews recent data about risk factors for acute on chronic liver failure (including infection, renal dysfunction and acute alcoholic hepatitis), profiles the latest treatment strategies for the management of variceal bleeding, ascites, hepatocellular carcinoma and presents current and novel therapies for acute hepatic encephalopathy, and anticoagulation in liver disease. The volume also focuses on the changing etiology of liver disease, with an emphasis on obesity and frailty/sarcopenia, and advances in surgical techniques, including living donor liver transplants and gender disparities in liver transplantation. Palliative care for the critically ill liver patient is also discussed in the book.

Written by experts in the field, The Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patient: Evaluation and Management is a valuable resource for clinicians, practitioners, health care providers, and researchers who encounter patients with chronic liver disease, including end-stage liver cirrhosis.


chronic liver disease hepatic encephalopathy gastroesophageal variceal bleeding acute on chronic liver failure hepatocellular carcinoma liver transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. Rahimi
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A&M Health Science CenterBaylor University Medical CenterDallasUSA

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