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Predictive model aids in care of ALI to ALF progression

May 22, 2017

Recently published data showed that Japan Hepatic Encephalopathy Prediction Model, or JHEPM, probability and prothrombin-time international ratio values can be used as predictive measures for the progression from acute liver injury to acute liver failure.

“Because early intervention for ALI/ALF might be beneficial, and prevention of the progression to ALF in ALI patients is possible, strict follow-up for early identification of ALI patients who satisfy the treatment indication is required,” Keisuke Kakisaka, MD, PhD, from the Iwate Medical University, Japan, and colleagues wrote. “Because frequent follow-up of all ALI patients is associated with increased human resources and medical costs in the hospital, it is important to identify patients with ALI that could likely progress to ALF and the markers that can predict disease progression.”

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