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New Algorithm Can Predict Advanced Liver Disease

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A model that uses routine primary care data can predict the risk for advanced liver disease, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in BMJ Open.

Theresa Hydes, Ph.D., from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, and colleagues developed and validated an algorithm (CIRRhosis Using Standard tests [CIRRUS]) to predict advanced liver disease using data widely available in primary care. The development data set included 16,967 individuals who underwent an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (2005 to 2016), and model validation occurred using data from the University Hospital Southampton (UHS; 394,253 primary and secondary ...