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Diagnosis Of Drug-Induced, Acute And Chronic Liver Disease

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 1001 reviews

Course Summary

The liver is the largest organ in the body and it performs several essential services, including digesting food, storing energy, and removing poisons from the body. Early intervention in liver disease is critical in order to minimize organ damage and, if possible, reverse the impact. There are several different causes of liver disease, including inherited disease, viruses, and cancer, and damage can also occur as the result of exposure to poisons, and drug and excessive alcohol use. Understanding the different presentations of liver disease and damage, along with treatment options for each, will ensure that patients have the best possible chance of healing and recovery. This is the first course in a series on liver disease.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Structure And Function Of The Liver

III.         Causes Of Liver Disease

1.   Drug-induced Liver Injury

2.   Drug Interactions and Liver Disease

3.   Risk Factors of Drug-induced Liver Disease

IV.          Obesity, Fat-burning Drugs, And Liver Disease

1.   Usnic Acid

2.   Chinese Green Tea

3.   Gum Guggul

V.            Traditional Chinese Medicine

VI.          Diagnosis Of Liver Disease

1.   Symptoms of Liver Disease

2.   Liver Function Test

3.   Liver Protein Test

4.   Bilirubin Tests

5.   Prothrombin Time

6.   Utility of Liver Function Tests

VII.       Anticoagulation And Liver Disease

1.   Bleeding and Bruising

2.   Pharmacotherapy-induced Bleeding

VIII.     Hepatitis A, B And C Disease

1.   Hepatitis A

2.   Hepatitis B

3.   Hepatitis C

IX.          Treatment For Injection Drug Users

1.   Direct-acting Anti-viral Medication

2.   Ribavirin

3.   Sofosbuvir

4.   Simeprevir

X.            Hepatitis C In Prison Inmates

XI.          Summary

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