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Cirrhosis Quicknotes

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Cirrhosis Quicknotes

The Cirrhosis Quicknotes constitute an abbreviated version of the Management and Treatment of Patients with Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension (2009), developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Hepatitis C Resource Center Program.

The Cirrhosis Quicknotes provide bottom-line current recommendations regarding management of compensated and decompensated cirrhosis, including guidelines for screening and management of varices and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and guidelines for the management of ascites, encephalopathy, variceal hemorrhage, and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, including dosages of recommended medications and goals of therapy. They also provide guidance regarding referral for liver transplantation.

Where appropriate, they provide links to Child-Turcotte-Pugh calculator and MELD calculator and to the HCC Quicknotes.