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Prognostic Index of Christensen et al for Patients with Cirrhosis After the First Episode of Gastrointestinal Bleeding or Coma

Purpose:

To evaluate the prognosis for a patient with cirrhosis who has had a first episode of GI bleeding or coma.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

K74

Description:

Christensen et al developed a prognostic index for predicting survival in patients with cirrhosis who have a first episode of gastrointestinal bleeding and/or coma. This can help separate those patients with a relatively good prognosis from those who may require more aggressive therapy such as liver transplant. The authors are from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

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