Ali Al-Khafaji, Author at Clinical Advisor

Ali Al-Khafaji

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Acute Hepatic Failure, Fulminant Hepatic Failure, Acute Liver Failure

Acute Hepatic Failure Synonyms Fulminant hepatic failure, Acute liver failure Related Conditions Acute liver injury Drug overdose Liver transplantation 1. Description of the problem Acute hepatic failure is characterized by acute onset of acute liver injury, hepatocellular dysfunction, hepatic encephalopathy (any grade) and coagulopathy (INR>1.5), all occurring within 26 weeks’ duration, in a patient with…

Hepatic encephalopathy, Hepatic stupor, hepatic coma, porto-systemic encephalopathy, hepato-cerebral encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) Also known as: Hepatic stupor, hepatic coma, porto-systemic encephalopathy, hepato-cerebral encephalopathy Similar conditions: HE should be differentiated from other similar conditions such as sepsis-associated encephalopathy, uremia-induced mental status changes, primary CNS infection (encephalitis and meningitis), and medication abuse such as narcotics or benzodiazepines. 1. Description of the problem What every clinician should…

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