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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Contingency coefficient was used to show an association between esophageal varices and Child-Pugh classification of liver cirrhosis.
There were no significant differences in age, gender, Etiology of cirrhosis, Child-pugh classification between the two groups.
The present study revealed elevated plasma TM levels in different patients' groups compared to controls; which became more pronounced with advancement of the disease according to both the Child-Pugh classification and the development of portal hypertension .
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.
Oesophageal varices were classified according to Baveno III while hepatic function was assessed and grouped by Child-Pugh classification.
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.
18) Because of its simplicity and ease of use, the Child-Pugh classification has been widely used to predict survival in cirrhotic patients and the development of complications such as variceal bleeding and response to surgical intervention.
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.