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Therapy could prolong life for cirrhotic patients awaiting liver transplant

March 31, 2014
New data from an animal study suggest possible treatment could postpone liver failure in patients with cirrhosis who are awaiting liver…
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Complications of cirrhosis led to increased mortality risk

March 28, 2014
Multiple cirrhosis-associated decompensating events identified five prognostic disease stages that significantly increased patients’ risk for…
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Computer-adaptive tests detected cognitive impairment in cirrhotic patients

March 10, 2014
Novel computer-adaptive tests designed to measure cognitive impairment performed better than current methods in distinguishing patients with…
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Recurrence likely for cirrhotic patients with previous hepatic encephalopathy

February 6, 2014
Patients with cirrhosis who already have had hepatic encephalopathy are at risk for developing recurrence, and its course can depend on the presence…
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Cirrhosis survival rates dropped markedly among hospitalized vs. ambulatory patients

February 4, 2014
Emergency hospitalization for cirrhosis signaled a substantial decline in patient life expectancy regardless of the patient’s disease stage…
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Scoring system accurately predicted mortality among cirrhosis patients

January 21, 2014
Researchers focusing on nine specific comorbidities have developed a scoring system that can predict death or survival of cirrhosis patients with…
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Albumin may increase survival for some cirrhotic patients with hepatic encephalopathy

December 10, 2013
A study to determine whether administration of albumin could improve the outcome of hepatic encephalopathy patients instead demonstrated…