Liver cirrhosis and predictive scoring tools in critical care

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Philip Emerson : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2013

The primary aim of this project is to critically evaluate liver specific and traditional intensive care unit (ICU) scoring tools to determine whether these tools are accurate in predicting outcomes in cirrhotic patients from ICU. Liver cirrhosis is a chronic health problem which has been associated with poor outcome from ICU. Some studies describe mortality rates approaching 100% in this group of patients. However, recent evidence has suggested that mortality rates can be considerably lower, particularly when there are fewer other organs failing. The availability of accurate predictive tools which can aid clinical decision making are vital for patient care.

Research area: Other conditions


Profesor John Kinsella
Anastheisa and Critical Care