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Most Recent Articles For: Cirrhosis of the Liver

Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 11th, 2012
I. Pathophysiology (Murphy, 2006) a. Alteration in structure and degenerative changes resulting from buildup of diffuse bands of fibrotic connective tissue causing widespread destruction of hepatic cells, impairing liver function, and impeding blood flow through the liver b. Compensated cirrhosis: Liver function may continue for some time, even with significant scarring, but metabolic abnormalities can occur, such ...

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