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    Liver failure with dramatic recovery

    Dear Editor,

    We read the review article with great interest and it really guided us managing a very complex case we encountered in our hospital recently. The patient had acute liver failure secondary to simvastatin on admission and patient recovered fully only with supportive care. The details of the case are as follows:

    71-year-old African American male presented to the ER with generalized weakness, mus...

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    Anaerobic glycolysis in acute liver failure

    Dear Editor,

    Might both the hyperdynamic circulation and encephalopathy in acute liver failure be the products of decompensated anaerobic glycolysis? That is to say might the most morbid metabolic defect be an inability to recycle lactate and the other by-products of anaerobic glycolysis such as glutamine? If so might outcome from acute liver failure be averted by addressing the problem?

    Anaerobic gl...

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