ICA-EASL Joint Meeting, 24th April 2013, Amsterdam (Netherlands)


THE USE OF ALBUMIN IN CIRRHOSIS WITH ASCITES: A RISK OF SPREAD BETWEEN GUIDELINES AND CLINICAL PRACTICE?
Chairmen: Prof. M. Bernardi (EASL), Prof. P. Angeli (ICA)

Introduction
8.00-8.15 (V. Arroyo) The development of the use of use of albumin in cirrhosis with ascites

New insights on albumin in cirrhosis with ascites

a) 8.15-8.30 (P. Angeli) Biological effects of albumin: new evidences
b) 8.30-8.45 (P. Caraceni) The relevance of the alterations of albumin molecule
c) 8.45-9.00 (M.Otagiri) Development of recombinant serum albumin
 

9.00-9.15 (M. Bernardi) The use of albumin in a health care systems with limited resourses

Discussion (9.15-9.30)

Break (hr 9.30-10.00)

Potential strategies to limit the use of albumin in cirrhosis with ascites

a) 10.00-10.15 (C. Alessandria) Potential strategies to limit the use of albumin in therapeutic paracentesis
b) 10.15-10.30 (A. Gadano) Can we try to rationalize the use of albumin in patients with SBP?
c) 10.30-10.45 (P. Kamath) Can we try to rationalize the use of albumin in HRS?

Discussion (10.45-11.00)
 
Proposed Faculty
Paolo Angeli, M.D. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy,

Mauro Bernardi, M.D. Department of Clinical Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy,
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Pere Gines Liver Unit, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, .es

P. Caraceni  Department of Clinical Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy,
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M. Otagiri Department of Biopharmaceutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 862-0973, Japan.
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Carlo Alessandria Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, San Giovanni Battista Hospital – University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

Adrian Gadano Sección Hepatología, Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Patrick Kamath Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. kamath.