Intensive care unit admission of decompensated cirrhotic patients: prognostic scoring systems.

Abstract

Cirrhotic patients who need critical care support show high morbidity and mortality rates compared with other critically ill patients. Their prognosis is, in fact, influenced by both the severity of the underlying hepatic disease and the worsening of extrahepatic organ function. Clinicians and investigators have been persistently looking for objective… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2011.01.153

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