Frailty and Poor Outcomes in Decompensated Cirrhosis

Gastroenterologist Jayant A. Talwalkar, M.D., discusses how frailty affects and can predict liver transplant outcomes in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Dr. Talwalker comments on a study — Standard Assessments of Frailty are Validated Predictors of Mortality in Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis — that concluded that standardized measures of frailty predict 90-day mortality, length of hospital stay, and rehabilitation needs for patients hospitalized with cirrhosis. The study was published by Elliot B. Tapper, M.D., and others in Hepatology in April 2015.


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