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Review article: scoring systems for assessing prognosis in critically ill adult cirrhotics.

Cholongitas, E; Senzolo, M; Patch, D; Shaw, S; Hui, C; Burroughs, AK; (2006) Review article: scoring systems for assessing prognosis in critically ill adult cirrhotics. Aliment Pharmacol Ther , 24 (3) 453 - 464. 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2006.02998.x.

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Abstract

Cirrhotic patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) still have poor outcomes. Some current ICU prognostic models [Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE), Organ System Failure (OSF) and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA)] were used to stratify cirrhotics into risk categories, but few cirrhotics were included in the original model development. Liver-specific scores [Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) and model for end-stage liver disease (MELD)] could be useful in this setting.

Type:Article
Title:Review article: scoring systems for assessing prognosis in critically ill adult cirrhotics.
Location:England
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2006.02998.x
Language:English
Keywords:Critical Illness, Humans, Intensive Care, Intensive Care Units, Liver Cirrhosis, Middle Aged, Prognosis

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