Model for end-stage liver disease-sodium predicts prognosis in patients with chronic severe hepatitis B.

@article{Cai2008ModelFE,
  title={Model for end-stage liver disease-sodium predicts prognosis in patients with chronic severe hepatitis B.},
  author={Chang-Jie Cai and Hu-an Chen and Min-qiang Lu and Guihua Chen},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 20},
  pages={2065-9}
}
BACKGROUND Serum sodium predicts prognosis in chronic severe hepatitis B and may improve the prognostic accuracy of the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score, but the available information is limited. The present study was undertaken to study the clinical use of the serum sodium incorporated MELD (MELD-Na) and assess its validity by the concordance (c)-statistics in predicting the prognosis of the patient with chronic severe hepatitis B. METHODS A total of 426 adult patients with a… CONTINUE READING