TITLE

ACUTE LIVER FAILURE IN SCOTLAND: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY 1992-2003

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA92
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an observational study of acute liver failure (ALF) in Scotland. Acute liver failure is an uncommon clinical problem. The causes and outcomes differ in different populations. The provision of a single liver transplantation unit in Scotland has allowed the study of acute liver failure in a relatively stable defined population. The frequency of paracetamol poisoning as a cause of ALF is the highest reported, compared with other populations throughout the world. Patients with paracetamol poisoning have a better prognosis than those with non-paracetamol ALF, but significantly fewer of these patients will be considered for transplantation if they fulfil poor prognostic criteria.
ACCESSION #
13219173

 

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