This cohort study evaluates whether the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score is associated with mortality in emergency general surgery patients.
This study of critically ill trauma patients with chronic liver disease reports that a decrease in Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score within 72 hours of intensive care unit admission is associated with improved mortality.
A man in his 60s presents to the emergency department after collapsing with sudden-onset back and abdominal pain; computed tomography shows a large right hepatic mass with intrahepatic and intraperitoneal hemorrhage. What is your diagnosis?
Hyder and coauthors combine clinicopathologic variables associated with overall survival after resection of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma into a prediction nomogram.
Orloff evaluates the findings of 2 randomized clinical trials that compared the use of (1) emergency portacaval shunt (EPCS) and emergency endoscopic sclerotherapy and (2) EPCS and transjugular intrahepatic portal-systemic shunt in patients with bleeding esophageal varices.