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Background and Aim Knowledge of long-term consequences of severe COVID-19 pneumonitis is of outmost importance. Our aim was, therefore, to assess the long-term impact on quality of life and lung function in adults hospitalized with severe COVID-19. Methods All patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonitis at Copenhagen University Hospital-Hvidovre, Denmark, were invited to participate in the study 4–5 months after discharge. Of the 160 invited 128 responded positively (80%). Medical history and symptoms were assessed, and patients rated impact on quality of life and functional status with EuroQol-5D-5L and Post Covid Functional Scale. Lung function was assessed by dynamic spirometry and measurement of diffusing capacity. Results Fatigue, dyspnea, cough and cognitive dysfunction were the most common symptoms. Of 128 patients, 85% had at least one symptom, and 51% reported two or more symptoms. Self-rated Quality of life was impaired assessed by EuroQol 5D-5L, with dimensions ‘Pain or discomfort’ (61%) and ‘Usual activities’ (54%) mostly affected. Functional status was significantly worse than before COVID-19 assessed by Post-COVID Functional Scale. Among lung function parameters, diffusing capacity was most affected, with 45% having diffusing capacity < 80% of predicted. Conclusion Fatigue, respiratory symptoms and cognitive symptoms are highly common months after hospitalization for severe COVID-19. Compared to pre-COVID-19, functional status and usual activities continued to be impaired. In line with this, almost half of the patients were found to have impaired diffusing capacity.
Background: Cluster headache is a less-prevalent primary headache disorder but is overrepresented with regards to use of health care and social services. More insight into the socioeconomic impact is required. Methods: We investigated both the personal and societal disease burden and cost in 400 patients with well-classified cluster headache according to the ICHD-criteria and 200 sex- and age matched controls. All participants completed a cross sectional questionnaire and semi-structured interview. Results: Patients with chronic cluster headache constituted 146 out of 400 (37%). Overall, restriction in personal and/or professional life was reported by 94% of patients during attack periods. Even in remission, nine times as many episodic patients rated their health as poor/very poor compared to controls (9% vs 1%, p = 0.002). For chronic patients, the odds of rating health as good/very good were ten times lower compared to controls (OR:10.10, 95%CI:5.29-18.79. p < 0.001) and three times lower compared to episodic patients in remission (OR:3.22, 95%CI:1.90-5.47, p < 0.001). Additionally, chronic cluster headache patients were 5 times more likely to receive disability pension compared to episodic (OR:5.0, 95%CI:2.3-10.9, p < 0.001). The mean direct annual costs amounted to 9,158€ and 2,763€ for chronic and episodic patients, respectively (p < 0.001). We identified a substantial loss of productivity due to absence from work resulting in a higher indirect cost of 11,809 €/year/patient in the chronic population and 3,558 €/year/patient in the episodic population. Presenteeism could not be quantified but productivity was reduced in patients by 65% in periods with attacks compared to controls. Conclusion: Cluster headache has a major negative impact on personal life, self-perceived health, and societal cost. Patients with the chronic variant are vastly more burdened. Patients with the episodic form were still markedly affected during the remission period. This study highlights the need for more effective therapy to lighten the burden on patients and society.
Background Long-term follow-up studies of adults with well-characterized asthma are sparse. We aimed to explore static lung volumes and diffusion capacity after 30 + years with asthma. Methods A total of 125 adults with an objectively verified diagnosis of asthma between 1974–1990 at a Danish respiratory outpatient clinic completed a follow-up visit 2017–19. All participants (age range 44–88 years) completed a comprehensive workup and were, based on these assessments, classified as having either active asthma or being in complete remission. The examination program included measurements of static lung volumes and diffusion capacity. Results Participants with active asthma were hyperinflated (residual volume/total lung capacity ratio 0.43, 95% CI 0.41—0.45) (RV/TLC ratio) compared with those in remission (RV/TLC ratio 0.38, 95% CI 0.36—0.41) ( p < 0.03). A tendency towards higher diffusion capacity per liter lung volume was seen in participants with active asthma (KCO 100% predicted, 95% CI 97—104) compared with those in remission (KCO 94% pred., 95% CI 89—99) ( P = 0.10). Longer asthma duration was associated with a higher KCO 0.47% pred./year (95% CI 0.14—0.80), adjusted for age and smoking. Patients on GINA step 4 and 5 treatment were more hyperinflated ( $$\Delta$$ Δ RV 14% pred., 95% CI 3—27) and had higher airway resistance (mean 53% pred., 95% CI 9—97) than participants on lower GINA steps. Patients with uncontrolled disease had substantially higher airway resistance (72% pred. 95% CI 20—124) than well-controlled patients. Conclusion Thirty years after a confirmed diagnosis of asthma, those continuing to have active asthma and those having severe asthma, have higher diffusion capacity and more hyperinflation than patients in remission.
Background Limited nationwide data on the development of outpatient unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) practice and patient safety exist. The primary objective of this study on patients receiving a medial or lateral UKA was to investigate 7-, 30- and 90-day readmission risk and 90-day mortality in outpatient vs inpatient surgeries. Secondary to investigate the nationwide development of outpatient UKA surgery in 2014–2018. Methods Included patients received a medial or lateral UKA in the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018 in any Danish hospital. Data were collected from the Danish National Patient Register. The cohort consisted of 1,059 outpatient and 4,325 inpatient surgeries, hereof 5,182 medial and 202 lateral UKA. After propensity score matching (1:1) 1,057 patients were included in each group. Results We found a 7-day readmission risk of 1.5 % vs 1.4 % (p = 0.8), 30-day readmission risk of 2.6 % vs 3.2 % (p = 0.3), and 90-day readmission risk of 4.2 % vs 4.8 % (p = 0.4) after outpatient vs inpatient UKA. Similar results were found after matching. We found no significant differences in 90-day mortality for the unmatched or matched cohorts. The amount of outpatient UKA surgeries in Denmark increased from 86 in 2014 to 214 in 2018. Conclusion Outpatient medial or lateral UKA seem to be as safe as inpatient UKA on a nationwide basis.
Diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires accurate assessment of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). In practice, GFR is typically estimated by equations based on creatinine concentration in blood, but creatinine is affected by non‐GFR factors such as age and sex. Alternative filtration markers such as cystatin C, beta‐trace protein (BTP), and beta‐2 microglobulin (B2M) may be less dependent on age and sex, but equations combining these markers have not been investigated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this cross‐sectional study of 50 patients with CKD stage 3–4, we compared kidney function estimates based on creatinine, cystatin C, BTP, B2M, or a combination of markers. Compared to the creatinine/cystatin C combination equation, the panel equation yielded a mean difference of only 2.8 ml/min/1.73 m2, indicating that switching to the panel equation would be unlikely to affect management.
Main Recommendations 1 ESGE recommends that patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease (ACLD; due to viruses, alcohol, and/or nonobese [BMI < 30 kg/m2] nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) and clinically significant portal hypertension (hepatic venous pressure gradient [HVPG] > 10 mmHg and/or liver stiffness by transient elastography > 25 kPa) should receive, if no contraindications, nonselective beta blocker (NSBB) therapy (preferably carvedilol) to prevent the development of variceal bleeding.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence. 2 ESGE recommends that in those patients unable to receive NSBB therapy with a screening upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy that demonstrates high risk esophageal varices, endoscopic band ligation (EBL) is the endoscopic prophylactic treatment of choice. EBL should be repeated every 2–4 weeks until variceal eradication is achieved. Thereafter, surveillance EGD should be performed every 3–6 months in the first year following eradication.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence. 3 ESGE recommends, in hemodynamically stable patients with acute upper GI hemorrhage (UGIH) and no history of cardiovascular disease, a restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion strategy, with a hemoglobin threshold of ≤ 70 g/L prompting RBC transfusion. A post-transfusion target hemoglobin of 70–90 g/L is desired.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence. 4 ESGE recommends that patients with ACLD presenting with suspected acute variceal bleeding be risk stratified according to the Child–Pugh score and MELD score, and by documentation of active/inactive bleeding at the time of upper GI endoscopy.Strong recommendation, high quality of evidence. 5 ESGE recommends the vasoactive agents terlipressin, octreotide, or somatostatin be initiated at the time of presentation in patients with suspected acute variceal bleeding and be continued for a duration of up to 5 days.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence. 6 ESGE recommends antibiotic prophylaxis using ceftriaxone 1 g/day for up to 7 days for all patients with ACLD presenting with acute variceal hemorrhage, or in accordance with local antibiotic resistance and patient allergies.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence. 7 ESGE recommends, in the absence of contraindications, intravenous erythromycin 250 mg be given 30–120 minutes prior to upper GI endoscopy in patients with suspected acute variceal hemorrhage.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence. 8 ESGE recommends that, in patients with suspected variceal hemorrhage, endoscopic evaluation should take place within 12 hours from the time of patient presentation provided the patient has been hemodynamically resuscitated.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence. 9 ESGE recommends EBL for the treatment of acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage (EVH).Strong recommendation, high quality evidence. 10 ESGE recommends that, in patients at high risk for recurrent esophageal variceal bleeding following successful endoscopic hemostasis (Child–Pugh C ≤ 13 or Child–Pugh B > 7 with active EVH at the time of endoscopy despite vasoactive agents, or HVPG > 20 mmHg), pre-emptive transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) within 72 hours (preferably within 24 hours) must be considered.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence. 11 ESGE recommends that, for persistent esophageal variceal bleeding despite vasoactive pharmacological and endoscopic hemostasis therapy, urgent rescue TIPS should be considered (where available).Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence. 12 ESGE recommends endoscopic cyanoacrylate injection for acute gastric (cardiofundal) variceal (GOV2, IGV1) hemorrhage.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence. 13 ESGE recommends endoscopic cyanoacrylate injection or EBL in patients with GOV1-specific bleeding.Strong recommendations, moderate quality evidence. 14 ESGE suggests urgent rescue TIPS or balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for gastric variceal bleeding when there is a failure of endoscopic hemostasis or early recurrent bleeding.Weak recommendation, low quality evidence. 15 ESGE recommends that patients who have undergone EBL for acute EVH should be scheduled for follow-up EBLs at 1- to 4-weekly intervals to eradicate esophageal varices (secondary prophylaxis).Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence. 16 ESGE recommends the use of NSBBs (propranolol or carvedilol) in combination with endoscopic therapy for secondary prophylaxis in EVH in patients with ACLD.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence.
Background Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection in infants may result in both respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological dysfunction and ultimately death of the infant. Surveillance of GBS strains in infants and their clinical characteristics guide development of effective vaccines and other potential treatments and may have implications for future prognostics and infant care. Therefore, we aimed to study GBS serotypes and clonal complexes (CC) in Danish infants with early onset infection (EOD) (0–6 days of life) and late-onset infection (LOD) (7–89 days of life) and to estimate the association between GBS strain and different clinical outcomes. Methods We included Danish infants less than 3 months of age with GBS isolates from blood or cerebrospinal fluid between 1999 and 2009. GBS isolates were analyzed by serotyping and multilocus sequence typing with classification of isolates into clonal complexes. Clinical characteristics were obtained by questionnaires completed by tending pediatrician including gestational age, Apgar scores, age at onset, meningitis, symptom severity, treatment duration, and mortality. Symptom severities were reported within neurological symptoms, need for respiratory or circulatory support, and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Results A total of 212 GBS isolates were collected with 129 from EOD and 83 from LOD. The dominating GBS strains were III/CC17 (41%), Ia/CC23 (17%), III/CC19 (15%), Ib/CC8-10 (7%), and V/CC1 (6%). Strain Ia/CC23 was mostly found in EOD, while III/CC17 was widespread in LOD, though being the most common in both EOD and LOD. Strain III/CC17 and Ia/CC23 had highest percentage of samples from cerebrospinal fluid (26%), while III/CC19 had the least (8%). Strain III/CC19 had highest mortality with about one fifth of infected infants dying (22%) followed by Ia/CC23 (16%), Ib/CC8-10 (9%), and then III/CC17 (6%). The symptom severity varied between strains, but with no strain consistently resulting in more severe symptoms. Conclusion Some potential differences in disease severity were observed between the different strains. These findings emphasize the continuous need for multimodal surveillance of infant GBS strains and their clinical characteristics to optimize development of GBS vaccines and other potential treatments.
Background Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is seen in chronic pulmonary disease and is associated with exacerbations and poor long-term prognosis. However, evidence-based guidelines for the management and treatment of P. aeruginosa infection in chronic, non-cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary disease are lacking. The aim of this study is to investigate whether targeted antibiotic treatment against P. aeruginosa can reduce exacerbations and mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), non-CF bronchiectasis, and asthma. Methods This study is an ongoing multicenter, randomized, controlled, open-label trial. A total of 150 patients with COPD, non-CF bronchiectasis or asthma, and P. aeruginosa-positive lower respiratory tract samples will be randomly assigned with a 1:1 ratio to either no antibiotic treatment or anti-pseudomonal antibiotic treatment with intravenous beta-lactam and oral ciprofloxacin for 14 days. The primary outcome, analyzed with two co-primary endpoints, is (i) time to prednisolone and/or antibiotic requiring exacerbation or death, in the primary or secondary health sector, within days 20–365 from study allocation and (ii) days alive and without exacerbation within days 20–365 from the study allocation. Discussion This trial will determine whether targeted antibiotics can benefit future patients with chronic, non-CF pulmonary disease and P. aeruginosa infection in terms of reduced morbidity and mortality, thus optimizing therapeutic approaches in this large group of chronic patients. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03262142. Registered on August 25, 2017.
The effects of probiotics/synbiotics are seldom investigated in healthy volunteers; therefore, this study is important, especially considering the safety aspects of multiple probiotics together with prebiotic fiber in consumption by humans. The study explores at the potential of a synbiotic intervention with lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, and inulin in healthy volunteers and tracks the ingested probiotic strain B. animalis subsp. lactis .
HIV-related stigma experienced in healthcare settings may be particularly detrimental to people with HIV (PWH). This study aims to examine the drivers of stigma and enacted HIV-related stigma among healthcare providers working in HIV and non-HIV care at a large teaching hospital in Denmark. In total, 162 providers working in gynecology and obstetrics, and 57 providers working in infectious diseases completed the “Measuring HIV stigma and discrimination among health facility staff” questionnaire. Compared to providers working in infectious diseases, providers working in gynecology and obstetrics had less training in infection control, HIV, and stigma, and although their level of worry and negative attitudes toward PWH was overall low, they were more like to use extra precaution measures (e.g., double gloves) when caring for PWH (20% versus 0%). Addressing HIV-related stigma in healthcare is important, as any amount of HIV-related stigma from providers has the potential to compromise the patients’ engagement in care and health outcomes.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of needle flexor tendon tenotomy treatment of the diabetic hammertoe deformity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A multicenter randomized controlled trial of individuals with diabetes and ulcers or impending ulcers associated with hammertoes was performed between 1 November 2019 and 31 March 2021. Participants were stratified by the presence of ulcers or impending ulcers. Participants were randomly assigned to tenotomy and standard nonsurgical treatment or to standard nonsurgical treatment alone. Primary outcomes were time to ulcer healing and progression from impending ulcer to active ulcer. RESULTS Of 224 screened participants with diabetes, 95 (59.0% men) were included. The mean follow-up was 291 ± 70 days, 28 (29.5%) had type 1 diabetes, mean diabetes (presented with 25–75% quartile) duration was 20 (13–26) years, and mean age was 67.7 ± 9.8 years. Of the included participants, 16 had ulcers, of whom 8 were randomly assigned to intervention. Of the remaining 79 with impending ulcers, 39 were randomly assigned to intervention. For participants with ulcers, healing rates favored tenotomy (100% vs 37.5%, P = 0.026) as did time to ulcer healing (P = 0.04). For those with impending ulcers, incidence of progression to an active ulcer was lower (1 vs 7, P = 0.028) and the number of ulcer-free days higher (P = 0.043) in the tenotomy group. No serious adverse events were recorded. CONCLUSIONS This randomized study showed that the simple procedure of needle flexor tendon tenotomy was effective and safe when treating and preventing ulcers associated with the diabetic hammertoe deformity.
PurposeThe need for incorporation of quantitative imaging biomarkers of pancreatic parenchymal and ductal structures has been highlighted in recent proposals for new scoring systems in chronic pancreatitis (CP). To quantify inter- and intra-observer variability in CT-based measurements of ductal- and gland diameters in CP patients.Materials and Methods Prospectively acquired pancreatic CT examinations from 50 CP patients were reviewed by 12 radiologists and four pancreatologists from 10 institutions. Assessment entailed measuring maximum diameter in the axial plane of four structures: (1) pancreatic head (PDhead), (2) pancreatic body (PDbody), (3) main pancreatic duct in the pancreatic head (MPDhead), and (4) body (MPDbody). Agreement was assessed by the 95% limits of agreement with the mean (LOAM), representing how much a single measurement for a specific subject may plausibly deviate from the mean of all measurements on the specific subject. Bland–Altman limits of agreement (LoA) were generated for intra-observer pairs.ResultsThe 16 observers completed 6400 caliper placements comprising a first and second measurement session. The widest inter-observer LOAM was seen with PDhead (± 9.1 mm), followed by PDbody (± 5.1 mm), MPDhead (± 3.2 mm), and MPDbody (± 2.6 mm), whereas the mean intra-observer LoA width was ± 7.3, ± 5.1, ± 3.7, and ± 2.4 mm, respectively.Conclusion Substantial intra- and inter-observer variability was observed in pancreatic two-point measurements. This was especially pronounced for parenchymal and duct diameters of the pancreatic head. These findings challenge the implementation of two-point measurements as the foundation for quantitative imaging scoring systems in CP.Graphical abstract
The risk of severe adult respiratory coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and the course of the infection among individuals with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) relative to the general population have been a matter of debate. We conducted a Danish nationwide study comparing the timing of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, the risk of first confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, re-infection, and the outcome of infection among individuals with CVID relative to an age- and gender matched control group. Cox regression was used to calculate incidence rate ratios. The CVID patients received SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations earlier than those included in the population control group. Even so, the risks of both first infection and re-infection were increased among the individuals with CVID. The CVID group also had increased risk for hospital contacts due to SARS-CoV-2 infection relative to the general population. However, reassuringly, the risk of mechanical ventilation and death did not differ between the groups, but the numbers were low in both groups, making the estimates uncertain. Though this is the largest study to investigate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections and outcomes hereof among individuals with CVID relative to the general population, we cannot rule out minor differences in severity, which might only be detectable with an even larger sample size.
The “11 for Health in Denmark” in‐school educational football program has shown to have numerous positive physiological and psychological effects in 10–12‐year‐old schoolchildren. A key part of the successful application of the program, however, has not yet been examined, namely the motivational processes underlying participation and behavioral changes. This study examined such motivational processes (i.e., autonomous motivation, beliefs, and intentions) using the trans‐contextual model (TCM) and investigated if the 11 for Health in Denmark program increased intentions to participate in physical activity (PA) outside of school in 10‐12‐year‐old schoolchildren. Using a web‐based questionnaire, Danish speaking schoolchildren (N = 276 (boys, 50.4%); Mage = 10.44, SD = .35) from three schools and seven classes completed TCM‐based questionnaires at three time‐points (weeks 0, 1 and 5) while participating in the 11 for Health in Denmark program. Single‐indicator structural equation modelling was performed to examine goodness‐of‐fit and parameter estimates. A path analysis using maximum likelihood estimation was used to test the direct and indirect effects of the TCM model. The results partly supported a mediation sequence, as we found significant direct effects in 8 of 13 motivational variables (β = ‐.25‐.83, p < .05), indirect effects in 1 of 9 variables (β = .15, p <.01), but no effects with regard to PA behaviour. Findings provide evidence for a motivational link between Danish speaking schoolchildren’s autonomous and controlled motivation from in school to out of school, and may inform future interventions promoting motivation and participation in out of school PA.
Background COVID‐19 infection has been hypothesized to affect left ventricular function; however, the underlying mechanisms and the association to clinical outcome are not understood. The global work index (GWI) is a novel echocardiographic measure of systolic function that may offer insights on cardiac dysfunction in COVID‐19. We hypothesized that GWI was associated with disease severity and all‐cause death in patients with COVID‐19. Methods and Results In a multicenter study of patients admitted with COVID‐19 (n=305), 249 underwent pressure‐strain loop analyses to quantify GWI at a median time of 4 days after admission. We examined the association of GWI to cardiac biomarkers (troponin and NT‐proBNP [N‐terminal pro‐B‐type natriuretic peptide]), disease severity (oxygen requirement and CRP [C‐reactive protein]), and all‐cause death. Patients with elevated troponin (n=71) exhibited significantly reduced GWI (1508 versus 1707 mm Hg%; P =0.018). A curvilinear association to NT‐proBNP was observed, with increasing NT‐proBNP once GWI decreased below 1446 mm Hg%. Moreover, GWI was significantly associated with a higher oxygen requirement (relative increase of 6% per 100–mm Hg% decrease). No association was observed with CRP. Of the 249 patients, 37 died during follow‐up (median, 58 days). In multivariable Cox regression, GWI was associated with all‐cause death (hazard ratio, 1.08 [95% CI, 1.01–1.15], per 100–mm Hg% decrease), but did not increase C‐statistics when added to clinical parameters. Conclusions In patients admitted with COVID‐19, our findings indicate that NT‐proBNP and troponin may be associated with lower GWI, whereas CRP is not. GWI was independently associated with all‐cause death, but did not provide prognostic information beyond readily available clinical parameters. Registration URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov ; Unique identifier: NCT04377035.
Background & aims: In patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD), the severity of portal hypertension (PH) determines the risk of decompensation. Invasive measurement of the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) is the diagnostic gold standard for PH. We evaluated the utility of machine learning models (MLMs) based on standard laboratory parameters to predict the severity of PH in cACLD patients. Methods: A detailed laboratory workup of cACLD patients recruited from the VIENNA cohort (NCT03267615) was utilised to predict clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH, i.e., HVPG≥10mmHg) and severe PH (i.e. HVPG≥16mmHg). The MLMs were then evaluated in individual external datasets and optimised in the merged cohort. Results: Among 1232 cACLD patients, the CSPH and severe PH prevalence in VIENNA (n = 163, 67.4%/35.0%) and the validation cohort (n = 1069, 70.3%/34.7%) were similar. The MLMs were based on 3 (3P; platelets, bilirubin, INR) or 5 (5P; +cholinesterase, +gamma-glutamyl transferase, +aPTT replacing INR) laboratory parameters. The MLMs performed robustly in VIENNA with best AUROCs for CSPH by 5P-MLM: 0.813 and for severe PH by 5P-MLM: 0.887 and compared favourably to liver stiffness measurement (AUROC: 0.808). Their performance in external validation datasets was heterogeneous (AUROCs 0.589-0.887). Training on the merged cohort optimized the MLM performance for CSPH (AUROCs: 3P: 0.775, 5P: 0.789) and for severe PH (AUROCs 3P: 0.737, 5P: 0.828). Conclusions: Internally-trained MLMs reliably predicted PH severity in the VIENNA cACLD cohort but exhibited heterogeneous results on external validation. The proposed 3P/5P online tool can reliably identify patients with CSPH or severe PH, thus, at risk for hepatic decompensation. Lay summary: The gold standard for diagnosing portal hypertension is the invasive measurement of the hepatic venous pressure gradient. In this work, we selected the most suitable, widely available laboratory parameters for machine learning models to predict the likelihood and severity of portal hypertension in patients with compensated cirrhosis. This will aid in the identification of patients who are at the highest risk for subsequent hepatic decompensation.
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Ove Andersen
  • Clinical Research Centre
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  • Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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  • Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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Jesper Eugen-Olsen
  • Department of Clinical Research
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