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Prognostic Index of Zoli et al for Prediction of the First Bleeding from the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract in a Patient with Cirrhosis

Purpose:

To predict the risk of first time upper GI bleeding in a patient with cirrhosis using the prognostic index (PI) of Zoli et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I85.0, K25, K26, K29

Description:

Zoli et al developed a new prognostic index (PI) to predict first upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in patients with cirrhosis. This can help identify those patients who may benefit from more aggressive management and monitoring. The authors are from the Universities of Bologna and Padova in Italy.

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