Prospective evaluation of the prognostic scores for cirrhotic patients admitted to an intensive care unit.

@article{Levesque2012ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of the prognostic scores for cirrhotic patients admitted to an intensive care unit.},
  author={Eric Levesque and Emir Hoti and Daniel Azoulay and Philippe Icha{\"i} and Houssam Habouchi and Denis Castaing and Didier Samuel and Faouzi Saliba},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={95-102}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Cirrhotic patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have a poor prognosis. Identifying patients in whom ICU care will be useful can be challenging. The aim of this study was to assess the predictive value of prognostic scores with respect to mortality and to identify mortality risk factors. METHODS Three hundred and seventy-seven cirrhotic patients admitted to a Liver ICU between May 2005 and March 2009 were enrolled in this study. Their average age was 55.5±11.4… CONTINUE READING