Clinical Diagnostics: Laboratory Studies in Hepatic Failure

Clinical Diagnostics: Laboratory Studies in Hepatic Failure

There are many groups of patients that alter how we must evaluate and interpret our diagnostic studies in the setting of baseline chronic laboratory abnormalities, which is often challenging. One especially challenging patient population are patients with chronic liver disease, and in this post Dr. Jarrell will take us into how their disease process creates chronic and acute on chronic derangements of which we need to be aware in daily and emergent management of these patients. 

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Grand Rounds Recap 7/27/2016

Grand Rounds Recap 7/27/2016

This week in Grand Rounds we reviewed the morbidity and mortality cases from June and learned about infective endocarditis, intimate partner violence, tracheal injuries, pituitary adenomas, hepatic encephalopathy, epistaxis, and carfentanil - a new and dangerous adulterant in heroin. Dr. Denney was challenged to a case of dural venous sinus thrombosis. We learned about the life of an Air Force Reserve physician with Dr. Powell. Dr. Derks taught us about negative pressure pulmonary edema. Finally, we asked the question #whatsyourquestion? and reviewed how to call a good consult. Read on!

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