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Printable list of all gastroenterology and hepatology SAQs
Massive upper GI haemorrhage
Interpretation of a raised ammonia level (probably a valproate overdose)
Constipation in the ICU: a variation on the theme of critical care gut dysmotility.
Causes of acute liver failure: six differentials
Perioperative management of the liver transplant recipient
Causes of deranged LFTs. Also, causes of metabolic acidosis.
Interpretation of deranged LFTs (or, "why is this alcoholic unconscious?")
Causes of acute liver failure and management of acute liver failure
Utility of serum ammonia and BNP (see Cardiac biomarkers)
Portal vein thrombosis and antithrombin III deficiency.
TIPS procedure. Also, staging and prognosis of chronic liver disease.
Clinical signs of portal hypertension. List them.
Causes of acute liver failure: causes and complications
Portal hypertension: list 4 clinical signs
Severe pancreatitis in ICU: causes, complications, role of antibiotic prophylaxis.
Ascites: the "fluid thrill", an obscure clinical test for massive ascites.
Interpretation of a raised ammonia level: causes of hyperammonaemia
Perioperative care for the partial hepatectomy patient
Interpretation of deranged LFTs
Severe pancreatitis in ICU: diagnosis, complications, supportive management.
Stress-related gastric ulceration in critical illness
Hepatic encephalopathy; also, perioperative care of the partial hepatectomy patient
Prokinetics: compare three different ones
Massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage (emergency management thereof)
Massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage (management of bleeding varices)
Prognosis of end-stage liver disease in the ICU
Ascites: indications for an ascitic tap and interpretation of ascitic fluid tests