Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS)

The Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) standardizes the interpretation, reporting, and data collection for imaging examinations in patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It assigns category codes reflecting relative probability of HCC to imaging-detected liver observations based on major and ancillary imaging features. LI-RADS also includes imaging features suggesting malignancy other than HCC.

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Typical Laboratory Abnormalities in Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD)

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) encompasses a spectrum of injury, ranging from simple steatosis to frank cirrhosis.

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Indications and Contraindications for Liver Transplantation

Indications for liver transplantation

1- Acute liver failure

  • Acute hepatitis A
  • Acute hepatitis B
  • Drug/toxin hepatotoxicity

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King´s College Hospital Criteria for Liver Transplantation in Fulminant Hepatic Failure

Acetaminophen-induced disease

Arterial pH <7.3 (irrespective of the grade of encephalopathy)

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Child-Pugh Classification of Severity of Liver Disease

Modified Child-Pugh classification of severity of liver disease according to the degree of ascites, the plasma concentrations of bilirrubin and albumin, the prothrombin time, and the degree of encephalopathy.

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