Population-Based Surveillance for Acute Liver Failure

  title={Population-Based Surveillance for Acute Liver Failure},
  author={William A Bower and Matthew C. Johns and Harold S. Margolis and Ian T. Williams and Beth P. Bell},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Most U.S. studies of acute liver failure (ALF) patients have been conducted at tertiary care liver transplantation centers. The aim of this study was to conduct population-based surveillance for ALF.METHODS:We conducted population-based surveillance for ALF within the 8 counties comprising Metropolitan Atlanta between November 2000 and October 2004. ALF cases were defined as the presence of coagulopathy, any grade of hepatic encephalopathy within 26 wk of illness onset, and no… 

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