CME Webcast Teaches Viewers About Acute Hepatitis. For his discovery of the virus we now know as hepatitis B and his discovery of a vaccine against it, Dr. Barry Blumberg was awarded the Nobel Prize. At the time of his death, the Scientific Director of the Fox Chase Cancer Center where Blumberg worked said of him: “I think it’s fair to say that Barry prevented more cancer deaths than any person who’s ever lived.” Hepatitis B is only one of a number of viruses as well as drugs and other conditions that can cause acute hepatitis. Here in the studio, with our moderator, to tell us about the different causes of acute hepatitis is hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Sean Kelly. And then to discuss the fundamentals of management of patients with acute liver failure, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the Section of Hepatology at the Ohio State University, Dr. James Hanje.
View a video introduction of this webcast
What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY the most common causes of acute hepatitis and characteristics of each type; and IDENTIFY the difference between abnormal liver function tests/acute hepatitis and Acute Liver Failure.
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Common causes of acute hepatitis
- New developments in the management of acute liver failure
- Initial lab testing in patients with acute hepatitis
- The role of radiographic imaging in evaluation of acute hepatitis
- Use of the ammonia level in acute liver failure
- When and how to assess intracranial hypertension
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