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Comment on "Retrospective evaluation of prognostic score performances in cirrhotic patients admitted to an intermediate care unit" by Benoît Dupont et al. [Digestive and Liver Disease 2015;47:675-81].

01-feb-2016 | Revista: Digestive and Liver Disease

Alegre F (1), Huerta A (2), Landecho MF (2), Lucena JF (2).
(1) Division of Intermediate Care and Hospitalists Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. Electronic address: falegre@unav.es.
(2) Division of Intermediate Care and Hospitalists Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. 


We have read with great interest the paper entitled “Retrospective evaluation of prognostic score performances in cirrhotic patients admitted to an intermediate care unit” of Dupont et al. [1].

Several severity-of-illness scores (SOFA, SAPS II and 3, Child–Pugh, MELD, MELD-Na and CLIF-C ACLF) are compared, and a new prognostic score (Ci-Pro) is developed. Performance of SOFA, MELD and especially the Ci-Pro score was shown to be better than that of the other scores in predicting in-hospital mortality of patients admitted to their ImCU (Intermediate Care Unit).

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  Dig Liver Dis. 2016 Feb;48(2):209-10. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2015.10.002.

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