Tag: chronic liver disease

1. Metformin use is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or chronic liver disease with hepatic impairment. 2. In this systemic review, fewer heart failure readmissions were observed in patients with CKD or CHF that were treated with metformin. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. More patients treated with polyethylene glycol had improvement in their hepatic encephalopathy scoring algorithm (HESA) score, as compared to patients treated with lactulose. 2. Patients receiving polyethylene glycol had larger mean improvement of the HESA score and had faster resolution of symptoms, as compared to those receiving lactulose. Evidence Rating...
1. The Child-Pugh score consists of five clinical features and is used to assess the prognosis of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. 2. The Child-Pugh score was originally developed in 1973 to predict surgical outcomes in patients presenting with bleeding esophageal varices. 3. The score is used with the Model for...