Multiple cirrhosis-associated decompensating events identified five
prognostic disease stages that significantly increased patients’ risk
for mortality in a recent study.
Among a cohort of 494 patients (mean age, 50.9 years; 59.7% men) diagnosed with cirrhosis
between June 1981 and June 1984, researchers determined that ascites,
bleeding, encephalopathy or jaundice were related to five prognostic
stages that increased mortality risk. Stages included compensated
cirrhosis with and without esophagogastric varices, uncomplicated bleeding, initial nonbleeding decompensations, and any secondary decompensating events.