Acute liver failure: redefining the syndromes.

@article{Ogrady1993AcuteLF,
  title={Acute liver failure: redefining the syndromes.},
  author={John G O'grady and Solko W. Schalm and Roger Williams},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={342 8866},
  pages={273-5}
}
Existing definitions of clinical syndromes in acute liver failure do not accurately reflect important differences in clinical features and prognosis. Based on a large series of patients with acute liver failure treated at King's College Hospital, London between 1972 and 1985, we propose a new terminology. Hyperacute liver failure is our suggested term for cases in which encephalopathy occurs within 7 days of the onset of jaundice; this group includes the sizeable cohort likely to survive with… CONTINUE READING
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