Cirrhosis: Caring for Patients with End-stage Liver Failure
Lynn A. Kelso RN, APRN, BC, MSN, FCCM

The Nurse Practitioner
July 2008 
Volume 33  Number 7
Pages 24 - 30
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Kelso, Lynn A. RN, APRN, BC, MSN, FCCM

Issue: Volume 33(7), July 2008, p 24–30 Publication Type: [Feature: LIVER DISEASE] Publisher: © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Lynn A. Kelso is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, Ky. AUTHOR DISCLOSURE The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity. Figure. No caption available.

caring for patients with end-stage liver disease can be very challenging for NPs. Cirrhosis, the final stage of liver injury, occurs when there is fibrosis and nodular regeneration within the liver tissue. 1 Every year in the United States, complications from cirrhosis lead to over 400,000 hospitalizations and 27,000 deaths (making it the 10th leading cause). 2,3 Without ...

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