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Dr. Shahid M. Malik presents the potential complications of Cirrhosis. Dr. Malik shares two cases from the past to show the varying complications.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Recognize the clinical complications associated with cirrhosis
  • Recognize the diagnosis, management and various presentations of ascites.
  • Recognize the clinical presentation and diagnosis of type I Hepato-renal syndrome

Reading Resources: 

  1.  AASLD Guidelines on Ascites (Dr. Runyon): documents/141020 Guideline Ascites 4UFb 2015.pdf
  2. Nonselective b-blockers do not affect mortality in cirrhosis patients with ascites
  3. HRS in cirrhosis: diagnostic, pathophysiological, and therapeutic aspects


Dr. Malik has reported no relevant relationships with any 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 (0.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hour.

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Release Date: 12/6/2018 | Last Modified On: 4/18/2019 | Expires: 12/6/2019


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