Tag: chronic liver disease

1. Hospital readmission and mortality rates were higher in post-COVID patients as compared to matched control groups. 2. More diagnoses of respiratory disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular events were observed in post COVID patients. 3. Older and non-white individuals were at the highest risk for post-COVID complications. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. Adding methylprednisolone to standard treatment in hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure was associated with an increase in 6-month survival rate. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HVB-ACLF), accounting for 70% of all ACLF cases in Asia, is a severe exacerbation of liver function leading to...
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...