Patients with cirrhosis in the ED: early predictors of infection and mortality.

@article{Ximenes2016PatientsWC,
  title={Patients with cirrhosis in the ED: early predictors of infection and mortality.},
  author={Rafael Oliveira Ximenes and Alberto Queiroz Farias and Augusto Scalabrini Neto and M{\'a}rcio Augusto Diniz and Gabriel Taricani Kubota and Maur{\'i}cio Menezes Aben-Athar Ivo and Caroline Gracia Plena Sol Colacique and Luiz D'Albuquerque and Roger Daglius Dias},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={25-9}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with cirrhosis have high risk of bacterial infections and cirrhosis decompensation, resulting in admission to emergency department (ED). However, there are no criteria developed in the ED to identify patients with cirrhosis with bacterial infection and with high mortality risk. STUDY OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to identify variables from ED arrival associated with bacterial infections and inhospital mortality. METHODS This is a retrospective single-center… CONTINUE READING