- Understanding liver health using the National Center for Health StatisticsMa Somsouk
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Dig Dis Sci 54:2325-9. 2009..By providing an understanding of the rich, publicly available data systems within the NCHS, investigators may capitalize on an efficient means to shape current knowledge of liver disease...
- Ascites improves upon [corrected] serum sodium plus [corrected] model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) for predicting mortality in patients with advanced liver diseaseM Somsouk
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 30:741-8. 2009..The clinical impact of ascites has historically been well recognized; however, its value is unclear in the context of current prognostic models...
- Moderate ascites identifies patients with low model for end-stage liver disease scores awaiting liver transplantation who have a high mortality riskMa Somsouk
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Liver Transpl 17:129-36. 2011..Under the MELD system, the presence of moderate ascites should prompt clinicians to consider strategies to expand access to transplantation, such as the use of extended donor liver grafts...