Alterations in iron parameters correlated with 3-week outcomes in patients with acute liver failure and may serve as a useful component in prognostic scores, according to a study published in Hepatology.
“Multiple studies demonstrated that parameters of iron metabolism represent useful predictors of liver disease outcome,” Igor Spivak, MD, from the University Hospital Aachen in Germany, and colleagues wrote. “Our study demonstrated that ALF patients display markedly altered iron parameters. However, the observed changes clearly differed from the alterations seen in other

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