Hepatic encephalopathy in the course of alcoholic liver disease — treatment options in the intensive care unit

Mariusz Piechota
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2014.0007
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(1):34-36.

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Vol 46, No 1 (2014 Jan-Mar)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-03-14
Submitted: 2014-03-11

Abstract

Hepatic encephalopathy occurs as a complication of alcoholic liver disease may require methods of dialysis available in intensive care units. There is described the case of a 27-year-old patient with jaundice and hepatic encephalopathy with long history of alcohol dependence and substance abuse. The patient was successfully treated using liver dialysis method (Prometheus® system). Basing on this case it is possible to conclude that use of dialysis liver with Prometheus® may be beneficial in patients with severe course of alcoholic liver disease.

Keywords

intensive care; alcoholic liver disease, liver insufficiency; liver insufficiency, encephalopathy; liver dialysis

About this article
Title

Hepatic encephalopathy in the course of alcoholic liver disease — treatment options in the intensive care unit

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 46, No 1 (2014 Jan-Mar)

Pages

34-36

Published online

2014-03-14

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2014.0007

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(1):34-36.

Keywords

intensive care
alcoholic liver disease
liver insufficiency
liver insufficiency
encephalopathy
liver dialysis

Authors

Mariusz Piechota

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