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Outcome after Acute Hemorrhage from Esophageal Varices

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The short term prognosis in patients with portal hypertension and esophageal varices who present with acute variceal hemorrhage can be predicted from a limited number of factors. These were identified by univariate analysis and shown to be independent by stepwise logistic regression. The probability equation is used as the measure of liver failure in the Organ Failure Score.

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