Hepatic encephalopathy is a common cause of ICU admission, as well as a common complication of ICU admission for other indications (e.g. gastrointestinal hemorrhage). At first the intubated patient with hepatic encephalopathy may seem a bit bewildering (will they ever wake up??). However, an organized and aggressive strategy combined with some patience is generally sufficient to obtain an improved mental status and liberation from the ventilator.
The IBCC chapter is located here.
- The podcast & comments are below.
Follow us on iTunes
The Podcast Episode
Want to Download the Episode?
Right Click Here and Choose Save-As
Latest posts by Josh Farkas (see all)
- PulmCrit-The Rothman Index:Artificial intelligence or merely a symptom of a broken healthcare system? - January 25, 2020
- IBCC chapter & cast – Toxic Alcohols - January 23, 2020
- PulmCrit – An alternative view of the PEPTIC trial - January 22, 2020