Child-Pugh Score Is Altered by the Albumin Measurement Method

Department of Molecular Diagnosis, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.
Hepatology (Impact Factor: 11.06). 05/2013; 57(5). DOI: 10.1002/hep.25972
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