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For patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), artificial liver support system (ALSS) may help prolong lifespan and function as a bridge to liver transplantation (LT), but data on its long-term benefit are lacking. We conducted this prospective, controlled study to determine the efficacy of ALSS and the predictors of mortality in patients with(More)
Prognostic evaluation is important for the management of patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Although some autoantibodies have been associated with disease activity and outcomes, the implication of antibodies to soluble liver antigen (anti-SLA) remains controversial. To conduct a meta-analysis of observational studies which addressed differences in(More)
The artificial liver support system (ALSS) offers the potential to improve the prognosis of patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). However, the literature has been inconsistent on its survival benefits. We aimed to conduct a time series-based meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and observational studies which examined(More)
BACKGROUND Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a major cause of hepatic death in the world, but no population-based studies have evaluated the incidence of ACLF. This study was conducted to determine the incidence and short-term outcomes of ACLF in a region of Eastern China. METHODS In this prospective cross-sectional study, we collected data from(More)
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