2010-04-13 16:37:58 UTC

QOL in Cirrhosis Is Related to Treatable Factors

April 13, 2010

Improvement of prognosis and availability of diverse therapeutic options for complications of advanced liver disease highlight the importance of health-related quality of life in cirrhosis. In a study published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, doctors concluded that several clinical variables, potentially treatable, may alter particular aspects of health-related quality of life. Correction of ascites, hypo-albuminemia, minimal hepatic encephalopathy and anemia may cause a positive impact on health-related quality of life of patients with cirrhosis. 

 

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