Dr Banwari Agarwal

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Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine



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He is a consultant in intensive care medicine at Royal Free Hospital and honorary associate professor at the UCL Institute of Liver & Digestive Health. His special interests are in liver failure, liver transplantation and extracorporeal liver support therapies.


· Riaz Aziz, Jennifer Price, Banwari Agarwal. Acute Liver Failure. BJA Education. 2020 · Rahul Kumar, Annarein JC Kerbert, M Faisal Sheikh, Noam Roth….Rajeshwar P Mookerjee, Dominic Yu, Neil H Davies, Gautam Mehta, Banwari Agarwal, David Patch, Rajiv Jalan. Determinants of mortality in patients with cirrhosis and uncontrolled variceal bleeding. Journal of Hepatology 2020 · Sheikh MF, Mookerjee RP, Agarwal B, Acharya SK, Jalan R. Prognostic Role of Ammonia in Patients With Cirrhosis. Hepatology 2019 

· A. Ahmed, B. Agarwal, R. Jalan. Acute Liver Failure. Liver Disorders (II), Medicine 2019 · Putignano A, Figorilli F, Alabsawy E, Agarwal B*, Jalan R. Long‐term outcome in patients with acute liver failure. Liver international. 2018; 38(12):2228-38. · Engelmann C, Thomsen KL, Zakeri N, Sheikh M, Agarwal B, Jalan R, Mookerjee R. Validation of CLIF-C ACLF score to define a threshold for futility of intensive care support for patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure. Critical Care. 2018;22(1):254 · Sheikh MF, Unni N, Agarwal B. Neurological Monitoring in Acute Liver Failure. Journal of clinical and experimental hepatology. 2018; 8(4):441-7. · Theocharidou E, Pieri G, Mohammad AO, Cheung M, Cholongitas E, Agarwal B et al. The Royal Free Hospital Score: A Calibrated Prognostic Model for Patients With Cirrhosis Admitted to Intensive Care Unit. Comparison with Current Models and CLIF-SOFA Score. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2017;112(1):19 · Lee KCL, Baker L, Mallett S, Riddell A, Chowdary P, Alibhai H, Chang YM, Priestnall S, Stanzani G, Davies N, Mookerjee R, Jalan R, Agarwal B. Hypercoagulability progresses to hypocoagulability during evolution of acetaminophen-induced acute liver injury in pigs. Scientific reports. 2017; 7(1):9347. · Kalafateli M, Mantzoukis K, Choi Yau Y, Mohammad AO, Arora S, Rodrigues S, Agarwal B, Tsochatzis, E. A. Malnutrition and sarcopenia predict post‐liver transplantation outcomes independently of the Model for End‐stage Liver Disease score. Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle. 2017; 8(1):113-21. · Gustot T, Agarwal B. Selected patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure grade 3 are not too sick to be considered for liver transplantation. Journal of Hepatology. 2017; 67(4):667-8. · Figorilli F, Putignano A, Roux O, Houssel-Debry P, Francoz C, Paugam-Burtz C, Agarwal B, Durand F, Jalan R. Development of an organ failure score in acute liver failure for transplant selection and identification of patients at high risk of futility. PloS one. 2017; 12 (12):e0188151. · Davenport A, Sheikh MF, Lamb E, Agarwal B, Jalan R. Acute kidney injury in acute-on-chronic 

liver failure: where does hepatorenal syndrome fit? Kidney international. 2017;92(5):1058-70 · Valerio C, Theocharidou E, Davenport A, Agarwal B. Human albumin solution for patients with cirrhosis and acute on chronic liver failure: Beyond simple volume expansion. World journal of hepatology. 2016; 8(7):345. · Theocharidou E, Agarwal B, Jeffrey G, Jalan R, Harrison D, Burroughs AK, et al. Early invasive fungal infections and colonization in patients with cirrhosis admitted to the intensive care unit. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2016; 22(2):189. e1- e7 · Price J, Hogan BJ, Agarwal B. Acute liver failure: prognosis and management. Evidence‐based Gastroenterology and Hepatology 4e. 2019:374-83. · Rajiv Jalan, Banwari Agarwal. Extracorporeal liver support devices in the ICU. Oxford Textbook of Critical Care, 2nd Ed, 2016 · Aron J, Agarwal B, Davenport A. Extracorporeal support for patients with acute and acute on chronic liver failure. Expert review of medical devices. 2016; 13(4):367-80. · Lee KC, Baker LA, Stanzani G, Alibhai H, Chang YM, Palacios CJ, Leckie PJ, Giordano P, Priestnall SL, Antoine DJ, Jenkins RE, Goldring CE, Park BK, Andreola F, Agarwal B, Mookerjee RP, Davies NA, Jalan R. (2015). Extracorporeal liver assist device to exchange albumin and remove endotoxin in acute liver failure: Results of a pivotal pre-clinical study. Journal of hepatology. 2015;63(3):634-42