Category Gastroenterology
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Einar Meulengracht

Jens Einar Meulengracht (1887 - 1976) was a Danish physician. Meulengracht ikterus index; Meulengracht diet; Gilbert syndrome
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Portal Hypertension

Portal Hypertension = increased resistance to flow through liver -> shunted around the other collateral vascular beds; the most common complication of cirrhotic liver disease
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Acute Cholangitis

Acute or ascending cholangitis is a potentially life-threatening systemic infection resulting from inflammation and infection of the biliary tree due to bacterial growth in the bile, usually in the context of biliary obstruction
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Clostridium difficile and PMC

Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC); acute inflammatory disease of colon commonly associated with antibiotic use; C. difficile implicated as a causative organism in 1970’s
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Portopulmonary syndrome

Portopulmonary Syndrome is NOT considered contraindication to liver transplantation; affects ~20% of pre-transplant patients; usually due to increased blood flow through the lungs without increased resistance
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Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome = hepatic dysfunction + intrapulmonary vasodilation -> gas exchange abnormalities; imbalance between intrapulmonary vasoconstriction and vasodilation at the pre- and post-capillary level