Incidence, prevalence, and clinical significance of abnormal hematologic indices in compensated cirrhosis.

@article{Qamar2009IncidencePA,
  title={Incidence, prevalence, and clinical significance of abnormal hematologic indices in compensated cirrhosis.},
  author={Amir Ahmed Qamar and Norman D. Grace and Roberto J. Groszmann and G Garcia-Tsao and J Bosch and Andrew K. Burroughs and C. S. Ripoll and Rie Maurer and Ram{\'o}n Planas and {\`A}ngels Escorsell and Juan Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Pag{\'a}n and David W. Patch and Daniel S Matloff and Robert Makuch and G. Rendon},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={689-95}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with cirrhosis develop abnormal hematologic indices (HI) from multiple factors, including hypersplenism. We aimed to analyze the sequence of events and determine whether abnormal HI has prognostic significance. METHODS We analyzed a database of 213 subjects with compensated cirrhosis without esophageal varices. Subjects were followed for approximately 9 years until the development of varices or variceal bleeding or completion of the study; 84 subjects developed… CONTINUE READING
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