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Hypothermia in acute liver failure

Jalan, R; Rose, C; (2004) Hypothermia in acute liver failure. METABOLIC BRAIN DISEASE , 19 (3-4) 215 - 221.

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Abstract

The development of encephalopathy in patients with acute liver injury defines the occurrence of liver failure. The encephalopathy of acute liver failure is characterized by brain edema which manifests clinically as increased intracranial pressure. Despite the best available medical therapies a significant proportion of patients with acute liver failure die due to brain herniation. The present review explores the experimental and clinical data to define the role of hypothermia as a treatment modality for increased intracranial pressure in patients with acute liver failure.

Type: Article
Title: Hypothermia in acute liver failure
Location: Bremen, GERMANY
Keywords: acute liver failure, hepatic encephalopathy, intracranial pressure, hypothermia, liver transplantation, FULMINANT HEPATIC-FAILURE, EXTRACELLULAR BRAIN GLUTAMATE, NEUROACTIVE AMINO-ACIDS, PREVENTS CEREBRAL EDEMA, MODERATE HYPOTHERMIA, PORTACAVAL ANASTOMOSIS, INTRACRANIAL-PRESSURE, BODY-TEMPERATURE, FRONTAL-CORTEX, BLOOD-FLOW
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/81703
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