Articles in "Cirrhosis"

Anticoagulation is Likely Beneficial for Portal Vein Thrombosis in Cirrhosis

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

This meta-analysis shows higher portal vein recanalization, lower cirrhosis progression, and no excess bleeding risk with anticoagulant treatment for portal vein thrombosis in patients with cirrhosis.

Higher Baseline Serum Creatinine Increases Mortality for Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

This study showed that a rise in serum creatinine (SCr) of 0.7 mg/mL from baseline had 68% sensitivity and 80% specificity for predicting 30-day mortality in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. This level of acute kidney injury (AKI) also doubled the chance of mortality within 30 days compared with cirrhotic patients without AKI.

Why are Patients with Cirrhosis Readmitted to the Hospital?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Top causes for hospital readmission in patients with cirrhosis were acute complications of cirrhosis (especially hepatic encephalopathy), substance abuse, and cancer complications.