Acute Liver Failure

Acute Liver Failure

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  • Lectures
    2 Videos
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    57 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Liver failure is due to progressive deterioration of hepatic function in the setting of either acute or chronic liver disease. Acute liver failure is a condition in which the liver fails within a short period of time, encompassing a range of clinical syndromes. It is an uncommon entity. is a condition which shows evidence of coagulation abnormalities (international normalized ratio [INR] >1.5) & any degree of mental alteration (encephalopathy) in a patient without preexisting cirrhosis and with an illness of no more than 24-week duration. Usage of Acetaminophen is the common cause of acute liver more »»

The recommended dose of acetaminophen is 4 g per day which is considered safe in healthy individuals. Moderate alcoholics can develop toxicity with ingestion of < 10 g of acetaminophen. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is used for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose. It is very important for every physician working in the critical care department and emergency department to understand the etiological factor for acute liver failure and provide appropriate treatment based on the etiology.

Who Should Attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practising Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

This course helps the physicians to

  • Understand the definition of acute liver failure
  • Etiological factors for acute liver failure
  • Learn different stages along with the symptoms
  • Provide appropriate management and counselling for the patients who are suffering from acute liver failure


Dr. Niranjan Panigrahi

Consultant, Critical Care Medicine, Apollo Hospital


Consultant, Critical Care Medicine, Apollo Hospital

For: intermediates

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