A Comprehensive Review of the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Liver Failure.
Journal of clinical medicine
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare and specific form of severe hepatic dysfunction characterized by coagulopathy and hepatic encephalopathy in a patient with no known liver disease. ALF carries a high morbidity and mortality. Careful attention should be given to hemodynamics and metabolic parameters along with the active surveillance of infections. Timely transfer and supportive management are important in an intensive care unit in a liver transplant center. Identifying patients who will and will not improve with medical management and may need emergent liver transplantation is critical. In this review, we provide a comprehensive update on the etiology, diagnosis, and management of ALF.
Ozturk NB, Herdan E, Saner FH, Gurakar A. A comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of acute liver failure. J Clin Med. 2023 Nov 30;12(23):7451. doi: 10.3390/jcm12237451. PMID: 38068503.