Unformatted text preview: Contrast the alcohol content of distilled spirits, beer and wine. Given the volume and percent alcohol or proof of various alcoholic beverages, calculate the grams alcohol and/or kcal content of each. 4. Discuss the presentation (symptoms), etiology (causes) and pathophysiology (mechanisms) of: a. steatosis (fatty liver) b. hepatitis c. cirrhosis 5. Identify primary causes of malnutrition in liver disease patients and discuss medical nutrition therapy for cirrhosis. 6. Discuss the pathophysiology, manifestations and treatment of complications of cirrhosis: a. portal hypertension b. esophageal varices c. ascites 7. Describe the ammonia hypothesis for etiology of hepatic encephalopathy including the role of increased serum ammonia and altered BCAA/AAA ratio. Discuss medical and nutritional treatment of hepatic encephalopathy....
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- Spring '09
- liver function tests, liver disease, Hepatology