CHESS-ALARM score tops other criteria to ‘rule in’ esophageal varices in cirrhosis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The CHESS-ALARM score was a better predictor of esophageal varices requiring treatment in patients with cirrhosis vs. other noninvasive criteria, according to data presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.“During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a shortage of resources to perform endoscopy procedures, including availability of staff and diversion of resources, and many centers developed a significant backlog,” Nimy John, MD, from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, told Healio. “Therefore, we looked into non-invasive methods thatRead More

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