Printable list of all gastroenterology and hepatology SAQs
Mesenteric ischaemia, including venous ischaemia
Massive upper GI haemorrhage
TIPS procedure: mechanism, indications, contraindications, complications
Causes of metabolic acidosis
Acute vs acute-on-chronic liver failure: difference in their features
Stress ulcer prophylaxis: "critically evaluate"
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: ascitic fluid analysis
Diarrhoea in the ICU (in a bone marrow transplant recipient)
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
Causes of LFT derangement
Post-op bariatric surgery patients - a variant on morbid obesity in critical illness
Surgical abdominal catastrophe: management of enterocutaneous fistula
Perioperative management of the liver transplant recipient
Stress ulceration - risk factors for it, and strategies for prevention
Severe acute pancreatitis: antibiotics, ERCP and nutrition
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 deranged LFTs. Also, causes of metabolic acidosis.
Causes of acute liver failure: six differentials
Causes of acute liver failure and management of acute liver failure
Interpretation of deranged LFTs (or, "why is this alcoholic unconscious?")
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.
Causes of acute liver failure: causes and complications
Clinical signs of portal hypertension. List them.
Portal hypertension: list 4 clinical signs
Severe pancreatitis in ICU: causes, complications, role of antibiotic prophylaxis.
Interpretation of a raised ammonia level: causes of hyperammonaemia
Ascites: the "fluid thrill", an obscure clinical test for massive ascites.
Perioperative care for the partial hepatectomy patient
Interpretation of deranged LFTs
Severe pancreatitis in ICU: diagnosis, complications, supportive management.
Hepatic encephalopathy; also, perioperative care of the partial hepatectomy patient
Stress-related gastric ulceration in critical illness
Prokinetics: compare three different ones
Ascites: indications for an ascitic tap and interpretation of ascitic fluid tests
Prognosis of end-stage liver disease in the ICU
Massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage (management of bleeding varices)
Massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage (emergency management thereof)
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