Ali Arfaa

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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis I. What every physician needs to know. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a spectrum of liver disease characterized by accumulation of triglycerides within the hepatocyte. This ranges from bland steatosis or fat accumulation without inflammation to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) which can go on to cause fibrosis and eventually cirrhosis. Continue Reading II.…

Drug-induced delirium

Drug-Induced Delirium I. Problem/Condition. Delirium is an acute confusional state different from a cognitive baseline. Medications are a common cause of delirium in hospitalized patients, particularly in the elderly. Medications have been estimated to cause between 12-39% of delirium cases. Delirium itself can occur in up to 38% of hospitalized elderly patients, making this a…

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