The critical care management of cirrhotic patients involves a multidisciplinary team approach, including the hepatologist and intensivist, to address life-threatening complications and to provide comprehensive care for multi-organ failure commonly seen in these patients. A systematic approach to the diagnosis and therapy of multi-organ system dysfunction is essential to optimize the intensive care management of these complex patients, with a goal to stabilize them for possible liver transplantation. This review provides a system-based approach for the intensive care management of critically ill cirrhotic patients.
- Acute on chronic liver failure
- Critical care management
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Hepatorenal syndrome
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