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Acute Alcohol Withdrawal & Alcoholic Hepatiti‪s‬ FOAMdation

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Acute alcohol withdrawal and alcoholic hepatitis are common scenarios presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and the ward. Recognition, investigation and management principles are imperative to prevent serious complications. 
Alcoholic hepatitis accounts for 3.3 million deaths worldwide and reports show an average mortality of 6.7% with acute alcoholic hepatitis, rising significantly with increased severity. It is characterised by acute inflammation of the liver due to excessive recent alcohol intake concomitant with COAGULOPATHY and JAUNDICE.
Dr Liz Sweeney is a specialist hepatology registrar at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. In this episode, she talks to us about acute alcohol withdrawal and alcoholic hepatitis with key advice to junior doctors working in hospitals.
 
Speak soon,
Ollie Wright
 
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Acute alcohol withdrawal and alcoholic hepatitis are common scenarios presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and the ward. Recognition, investigation and management principles are imperative to prevent serious complications. 
Alcoholic hepatitis accounts for 3.3 million deaths worldwide and reports show an average mortality of 6.7% with acute alcoholic hepatitis, rising significantly with increased severity. It is characterised by acute inflammation of the liver due to excessive recent alcohol intake concomitant with COAGULOPATHY and JAUNDICE.
Dr Liz Sweeney is a specialist hepatology registrar at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. In this episode, she talks to us about acute alcohol withdrawal and alcoholic hepatitis with key advice to junior doctors working in hospitals.
 
Speak soon,
Ollie Wright
 
GET IN TOUCH! Either through the comments section or email foamdation@gmail.com if there are any comments or corrections or if you want to be involved with future topics.
RATE US on iTunes to help others find the resource more easily!
SHARE US with others you think would benefit or even your training leads to help us distribute the resource further! Twitter: @FOAMdation

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