Defining acute-on-chronic liver failure: will East and West ever meet?

@article{Bajaj2013DefiningAL,
  title={Defining acute-on-chronic liver failure: will East and West ever meet?},
  author={Jasmohan S Bajaj},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={144 7},
  pages={1337-9}
}
The increasing burden of cirrhosis and chronic liver disease worldwide should raise concerns regarding he prevention of morbidity and mortality in these paients.1,2 There is ample evidence that, when patients with cirrhosis develop infections or organ failure, their prognosis is significantly worse than comparable patients without cirrhosis.3 However, research into acute-onchronic liver failure (ACLF) has been hampered by singlecenter studies and incongruent definitions. This confusion has led… CONTINUE READING
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