Child-Pugh classification

Child-Pugh classification

a classification of severity of cirrhosis with five different parameters assigned scores of 1 to 3, with 3 being the most negative or severe finding, that are then added together. The parameters are hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, total bilirubin, serum albumin, and prothrombin time.
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Child-Pugh classification for risk stratification in portal hypertension Point allocation Parameter One Two Three Bilirubin ([micro] mol/l) Less than 34 34-50 More than 50 Albumin (g/l) More than 35 28-35 Less than 28 INR Less then 1.
Table 1 Demographics, laboratory findings, onset and recovery characteristics of rocuronium, and reversal times after administration of sugammadex in the three patients studied Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Age, y 40 58 45 Child-Pugh classification A A C SGOT/SGPT, U/L 12/8 31/37 185/78 gGT/ALP, U/L 263/238 133/103 248/101 Albumin, g/dl 4.
It's so simple that it can allow bedside use and therefore may have utility along the lines of the Child-Pugh classification, which is still used by many surgeons when looking at liver disease today.