Routine blood tests may prevent serious liver events in advance liver disease

Using routine blood tests may identify patients at risk for advanced liver disease, according to results published in BMJ Open.“This information needed to calculate the [Cirrhosis Using Standard tests (CIRRUS)] is probably already available to most U.K. primary care doctors for a majority of patients in the community who are likely to suffer their first [ serious liver event (SLE)] over the next 5 years,” Theresa Hydes, MD, from the School of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University of Southampton, and colleagues wrote. “This first event is often fatal; if our studyRead More

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