Patients admitted to hospital with acute-on-chronic liver failure have high mortality. This retrospective study aims to identify variables predicting mortality using data from 53 patients with decompensated alcoholic liver cirrhosis in order to select patients who most likely will benefit from treatment in the intensive care unit. The authors conclude that a combination of age and the variables included in the Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment Score (SOFA) is the best predictor.
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Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment Score is a strong predictor of survival in acute-on-chronic liver failure
Frederik Cold, Frank Vinholt Schiødt, Frank Christian Pott, Nina Strandkjær & Erik Christensen