Assessment of prognosis in acute liver failure.

@article{Polson2008AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of prognosis in acute liver failure.},
  author={J. Polson},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          218-25
        }
}
  • J. Polson
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in liver disease
Determining prognosis in acute liver failure (ALF) is vital to consideration of transplantation for these critically ill patients. Transplanting a likely survivor may be as unfortunate as not transplanting someone whose outcome is very poor. Prognostic scoring systems have largely failed to accurately portray outcomes, partly because the use of transplantation does not allow the true transplant-free outcome to unfold. The King's College Hospital criteria have not proved accurate enough in… Expand
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