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ICU Management

Prognostic Scores and Risk-Adjusted Mortality: What You Should Know

2016 25 Oct

Mark T. Keegan and Marcio Soares outline “What every intensivist should know about prognostic scoring systems and risk-adjusted mortality” in a recent article in Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva . Scoring systems used in the ICU can be generic or disease-specific, with  many uses. The two categories are organ failure scores and the severity-of-illness... Read more

ICU Management

Divergent Views on Prognosis Between Doctors and Surrogate Decision-Makers

2016 18 May

Surrogate decision makers for intensive care patients may misunderstand information given about the patient’s prognosis. Commonly, this misperception is attributed to poor understanding of medical information. However, a study from the United States, published in JAMA , has found that such discordance occurred in more than half of their sample,... Read more

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Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: Biomarker Can Predict Mortality

2016 04 Apr

Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark have found that the biomarker CD163 can predict mortality in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). The study is published in the Journal of Hepatology . Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a syndrome found in liver cirrhosis patients, when liver... Read more