Here are the slides and references for the talk I’m giving on Acute Liver Failure (ALF) at the Bedside Critical Care meeting in Cairns, QLD on Thursday 26th September 2013.
Lee WM, Stravitz RT, Larson AM. Introduction to the revised American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases position paper on acute liver failure 2011. Hepatology. 2012 Feb. 23;55(3):965–967.
The most up-to-date guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Freely available here.
Patton H, Misel M, Gish RG. Acute liver failure in adults: an evidence-based management protocol for clinicians. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2012 Mar.;8(3):161–212.
Another recent and easy to read review of ICU management of ALF. Also freely available here.
Bernal W, Auzinger G, Dhawan A, Wendon J. Acute liver failure. The Lancet. 2010 Jul. 17;376(9736):190–201.
Slightly older but still pretty good review from the Lancet.
Drolz A, Jäger B, Wewalka M, Saxa R, Horvatits T, Roedl K, et al. Clinical impact of arterial ammonia levels in ICU patients with different liver diseases. Intensive Care Med. 2013 May 1;39(7):1227–1237.
Holena DN, Tolstoy NS, Mills AM, Fox AD, Levine JM. Therapeutic Hypothermia for Treatment of Intractable Intracranial Hypertension After Liver Transplantation. American Journal of Critical Care. 2011 Dec. 31;21(1):72–75.
Cholongitas E, Theocharidou E, Vasianopoulou P, Betrosian A, Shaw S, Patch D, et al. Comparison of the sequential organ failure assessment score with the King’s College Hospital criteria and the model for end-stage liver disease score for the prognosis of acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure. Liver Transpl. 2012 Mar. 29;18(4):405–412.
Harbrecht BG. Predicting outcome in patients with acute liver failure. Critical Care Medicine. 2012 May;40(5):1666–1667.
Faybik P, Krenn C-G. Extracorporeal liver support. Current Opinion in Critical Care. 2013 Apr.;19(2):149–153.