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Complications of Cirrhosis

Dr. Kapil Chopra gives a presentation on the various kinds of complications involved with Cirrhosis and also discusses management options after treatment.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Decrease the incidence of hospital readmissions in patients with cirrhosis of the liver
  • Improve the management of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis of the liver
  • Closely follow the recommendations for the medical management for the prevention of portal hypertension

Reading Resources: 

  1. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao,Juan G. Abraldes, Annalisa Berzigotti and Jaime Bosch. Portal Hypertensive Bleeding in Cirrhosis: Risk Stratification, Diagnosis, and Management: 2016 Practice Guidance by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. HEPATOLOGY, VOL. 65, NO. 1, 2017 310-335.
  2. D' Amico G, Garcia-Tsao G, Pagliaro L. Natural history and prognostic indicators of survival in cirrhosis. A systematic review of 118 studies. J Hepatol 2006;44:217-231
  3. Abra Ides JG, Villanueva C, Banares R, Aracil C, Catalina MV, Garci AP, et al. Hepatic venous pressure gradient and prognosis in patients with acute variceal bleeding treated with pharmacologic and endoscopic therapy. J Hepatol 2008;48:229-236.

Disclosures:

Dr. Chopra has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 10/6/2017 | Last Modified On: 10/6/2017 | Expires: 10/8/2018

Presenter

Kapil Brijmohan Chopra, MD

Kapil Brijmohan Chopra, MD Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Comprehensive Liver Program, UPMC Liver Pancreas Institute
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