2021 Webinar: Practical Approach to Coagulation Management in Cirrhosis
Recorded On: 01/11/2021
Coagulation disorders in patients with cirrhosis present challenging situations for clinical providers. This one hour webinar will summarize the knowledge behind coagulation disorders in patients with cirrhosis, including the mixed and thrombosis prone model, limitations in current tests of hemostasis, and the dangers of excessive transfusion. Using practical clinical vignettes, learners will gain understanding of best practice to manage these difficult coagulation situations, including in practice settings where colleagues in hospital medicine and interventional radiology may have different approaches. Vignettes will include an outpatient cirrhotic patient with portal vein thrombosis, an inpatient cirrhotic requiring paracentesis, and an inpatient cirrhotic in the intensive care unit with renal failure and spontaneous mucosal bleeding.
Nicolas Intagliata, MD is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Virginia. His research is based in hemostasis and liver disease. More specifically, the role of anticoagulation in prevention and treatment of thrombosis in cirrhosis and underlying mechanisms of hemostasis and thrombosis in liver disease. His clinical practice involves caring for patients both in the general hepatology and liver transplantation setting.
Arul Thomas (Moderator)
Arul M. Thomas, MD is an assistant professor of medicine at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, DC. He has interests in all aspects of clinical transplant hepatology, including autoimmune liver diseases, drug induced liver injury and pediatric to adult transition of care. He serves on the Clinical Practice SIG. He practices also at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he fulfills a goal to increase access to advanced liver care in underserved communities in the DC area. At all his clinical sites, he is well-known as an avid educator of trainees.