VARIOUS SCORES USED FOR PROGRESSION OF LIVER DISEASEAbstract
Multiple causes of liver diseases that will affect the health related quality of life and are dispersed globally. It is difficult to diagnose the different stages of liver disease. Scores like Child Pugh Score(CPS), Model For End Stage Liver Disease(MELD), Monoethylglycinexylidine(MEGX), Von willibrand factor (vWF) etc are used to detect the progression of liver disease like hepatitis, cirrhosis, fibrosis etc. Child Pugh Score is important and traditional component for evaluation of liver disease. It is easy to perform at bed site. MELD is for predicting short term mortality and is more objective but not superior to CPS due to some reasons. These scores contain subjective as well as objective parameters for better prediction of liver related disease. MEGX and von villibrand factor are better simplest markers for the prognosis of liver disease. MEGX is competent to various scores and useful marker for impaired metabolic activity and blood flow in cirrhotic patient. vWF is new non invasive method for survival rate of patient with compensated and decompensated liver disease. By using these scores, we will early detect the disease and preventive measures are taken to improve it. Hence the quality of life is improved if proper medications are taken to improve the health of liver.
S. Sareen *, S. Kosey and A. Goyal
Department of Pharmacy Practice, I. S. F. College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab, India.
30 March, 2017
06 June, 2017
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01 November, 2017