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ADE - LIVER DISEASE: FROM CHRONIC HEPATITIS TO CIRRHOSIS

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ADE - LIVER DISEASE: FROM CHRONIC HEPATITIS TO CIRRHOSIS

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Academic year 2023/2024

Course ID
SCB0355
Teacher
Alessia Ciancio (Lecturer)
Year
3rd year, 4th year, 5th year
Teaching period
Second semester
Type
Elective
Credits/Recognition
1
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
MED/12 - gastroenterology
Delivery
Lecture
Language
English
Attendance
Mandatory
Type of examination
Practice test
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

The means proposed for this pratical overwiev include:

  • The collection of anamnestic data in a patent with liver disease;
  • The knowledge of patient's physical signs;

  • The knowledge of the biotechnological and instrumental resources that can be used;

  • The critical evaluation and the ability to correlate clinical symptoms, physical signs and functional alterations with liver disease, interpreting their mechanisms and understanding their clinical significance;

  • The concept of therapy.

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Results of learning outcomes

After attending the course students must:

• Knowledge of the anatomical and physiological basis of the hepatic system;
• Suspect the presence of 
acute or chronic liver disease;
• Activate decision-making processes based on patient conditions, altered parameter values, laboratory reports and examinations;
• Manage the care of patients with liver diseases, 
and manage the follow-up of patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
• Discuss clinical cases focusing on clinical suspicion, diagnostic approach and therapeutic options;
• Identify educational interventions aimed at people who must continue treatment at home or continue self-management of the disease.

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Program

 

  • Natural history of liver diseases
  • Chronic liver disease as a reversible disease
  • Meaning of main serological and virological markers
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic program of the patient with chronic liver diseases
  • Suspected signs and typical imaging of cirrhosis
  • Complications of cirrhosis: meaning, clinical approach, prognosis and counseling
  • Approach to clinical emergencies in liver cirrhosis
  • Liver Diseases and SARS.CoV2 infection

 

 

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Course delivery

Course will be delivered as face-to-face  through practical workshops, flipped lectures and seminars

Teaching materials will be uploaded to the Moodle page of the Course

Remember to register for the Course on the Moodle page in order to have access to the teaching materials uploaded on the Moodle page

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Learning assessment methods

Practice test.

Students will take a short quiz with multiple choice questions (1 correct answer out of 4-5 possibilities) during the last lecture.

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Support activities

Video, exercises, either face-to-face or individual independent study of clinical cases

Suggested readings and bibliography



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Article
Title:  
Fibrosis in chronic liver diseases: diagnosis and management
Journal title:  
Journal of Hepatology
Year of publication:  
2005
Author:  
Massimo Pinzani, Krista Rombouts, Stefano Colagrande
Volume:  
42
Issue:  
1
Notes:  
Supplement
Start, end page:  
S22-S36
DOI:  
PMID:  
URL:  
Required:  
Yes


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Article
Title:  
Liver enzyme alteration: a guide for clinicians
Journal title:  
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Year of publication:  
2005
Author:  
Edoardo G Giannini, Roberto Testa, Vincenzo Savarino
Volume:  
172
Issue:  
3
Start, end page:  
367-379
DOI:  
PMID:  
URL:  
Required:  
Yes


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Article
Title:  
Interrelationship Between Coronavirus Infection and Liver Disease
Journal title:  
Clinical Liver Disease
Year of publication:  
2020
Author:  
Esperance A. K. Schaefer, Ashwini Arvind, Patricia P. Bloom, Raymond T. Chung
Volume:  
15
Issue:  
5
Start, end page:  
175-180
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URL:  
Required:  
Yes


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Notes

Maximum number of students: 30

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Class scheduleV

Lessons: from 17/06/2024 to 19/06/2024

Notes: from h. 14;00

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