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Potosky: Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease

Today we are pleased to post the parting lecture that Darryn R. Potosky, MD gave to the attendants of the December 2016 UMMC Critical Care conference. Dr. Potosky was an undergrad, medical student, resident, and fellow of the University of Maryland system. During his tenure as staff at UMMC, Dr. Potosky was the director of Hepatology and Assistant Professor of Medicine. In addition, he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications on liver transplantation, spoken at national and international meetings including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Today he is breaking down a problem plaguing ICUs around the country: the massive influx of pre-transplant liver failure patients. This is an issue I can assure you is not just effecting the doctors here in Baltimore!

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Rahul Nanchal: Extra-hepatic Issues in Cirrhosis

Welcome to a momentous occasion for MCCP. Today we have Dr. Rahul Nanchal, the co-Chair of both the SCCM and ESICM task force on hepatic failure in the ICU; making him one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of liver failure! Dr. Nanchal visits from the Medical College of …

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Acute Liver Failure

Dr. William Hutson is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Hepatology/Liver Transplatation at the University of Maryland.  In this core content lecture, Dr. Hutson discusses the causes, work-up, and treatment of acute liver failure (ALF). The world of hepatology seems to have more acronyms than the military – …

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Critical Pearls for Acute Upper GI Bleeds

Dr. Michael Winters is an Associate Professor in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland.  He is an internationally known speaker in the area of critical care specifically in the Emergency Department setting and an amazing clinician as well.  We were fortunate enough to have Dr. …