9. Monitoring Hepatic Function

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE,
  2. Beverley Ewens RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA
  1. Philip Jevon,
  2. Beverley Ewens and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch9

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

How to Cite

Jevon, P., Ewens, B. and Pooni, J. S. (2012) Monitoring Hepatic Function, in Monitoring the Critically III Patient (eds P. Jevon, B. Ewens and J. S. Pooni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337471

Online ISBN: 9781118702932

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Keywords:

  • Acute liver failure (ALF);
  • Cerebral oedema;
  • Coagulopathy and haemorrhaging;
  • Encephalopathy;
  • Fresh frozen plasma (FFP);
  • Glasgow coma scale (GCS);
  • High dependency unit (HDU);
  • Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring;
  • Monitoring hepatic function;
  • Multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Learning Objectives

  • Introduction

  • Functions of the Liver

  • Causes of Acute Liver Failure

  • Monitoring the Specific Complications of ALF

  • Conclusion

  • References