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  • acute liver
  • Acute liver failure is an uncommon condition in which rapid deterioration of liver function results in coagulopathy, usually with an international normalized ratio (INR) of greater than 1.5, and alteration in the mental status (encephalopathy) of a previously healthy individual. (medscape.com)
  • Acute liver failure often affects young people and carries a very high mortality. (medscape.com)
  • Acute liver failure is a broad term that encompasses both fulminant hepatic failure and subfulminant hepatic failure (or late-onset hepatic failure). (medscape.com)
  • The most important step in the assessment of patients with acute liver failure is to identify the cause, because certain conditions necessitate immediate and specific treatment and affect prognosis. (medscape.com)
  • The most important aspect of treatment for acute liver failure is to provide good intensive care support, including protection of the airways. (medscape.com)
  • fulminant
  • Fulminant hepatic failure is generally used to describe the development of encephalopathy within 8 weeks of the onset of symptoms in a patient with a previously healthy liver. (medscape.com)
  • polymerase chain re
  • The NSW Department of Health and RANZCOG guidelines both recommend that women who are seropositive for HCV be tested by HCV RNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect viraemia, and that infants of women who test positive for HCV RNA be screened for HCV by serological testing at 18 months of age. (mja.com.au)
  • A GBV-C RNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is available for detection of viremia. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • whereas
  • In the liver, CMV most frequently infects hepatocytes and macrophages, whereas stromal and vascular endothelial cells are the primary target in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract [ 6 - 8 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • although
  • Although no viremia was ever detected in these animals, they showed significant increases in anti-gp140 Ab titers after they had encountered live SHIVs. (harvard.edu)
  • higher
  • The trend of higher ITIH4 with lower viremia points out a potential antiviral properties and further studies in this regard are worthwhile. (hindawi.com)
  • cells
  • HBV-infected HIS-HUHEP livers contained infiltrating Kupffer cells, mature activated natural killer cells (CD69+), and PD-1+ effector memory T cells (CD45RO+). (inserm.fr)