Acute-on-chronic liver failure has high global prevalence

Nearly one in four patients admitted for decompensated cirrhosis globally have acute-on-chronic liver failure, according to study results.Ruben Hernaez, MD, MPH, PhD, of Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues wrote that it has been difficult to predict the worldwide prevalence and outcomes of patients with ACLF because there is no widely accepted definition for the condition.“Global data on the prevalence and mortality of ACLF are lacking,” they wrote. “It is also unknown whether there are certain geographical variations in the prevalence and mortality across the worldRead More

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