When is the Optimal Time to Refer Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease to Palliative Care Specialists?

End-Stage Liver Disease (ESLD), also known as decompensated cirrhosis or chronic liver failure, is the final phase of the progression of chronic liver disease. It features cirrhosis accompanied by complications of portal hypertension and hepatic dysfunction such as ascites, variceal bleeding, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), hepatic encephalopathy, jaundice, and sarcopenia This Fast Fact reviews the benefits and timing related to Palliative Care Specialists for patients with End-Stage Liver Disease.

Link: Fast Facts #481 (04/2024)