12. Stages Classification of Cirrhosis: Where Do We Stand?

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD, AGAF Professor of Gastroenterology Head
  1. Gennaro D'Amico

Published Online: 17 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch12

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

D'Amico, G. (2011) Stages Classification of Cirrhosis: Where Do We Stand?, in Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition (ed R. de Franchis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Department of Medical Sciences, University of Milan, and Gastroenterology 3 Unit, IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. Gastroenterology Unit, Ospedale V Cervello, Palermo, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334494

Online ISBN: 9781444393989

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Keywords:

  • stages classification of cirrhosis -Where Do We Stand?;
  • natural history of cirrhosis, asymptomatic phase - “compensated” cirrhosis and a rapidly progressive phase;
  • oesophageal varices - in compensated phase of disease;
  • staging systems, patients - disease progression and life expectancy, simple and generalizable;
  • survival of patients with compensated cirrhosis - survival free of decompensation;
  • clinical course of disease - in a completely new perspective;
  • mortality before decompensation - to non-liver-related causes or to decompensating events;
  • key events in clinical course of compensated cirrhosis;
  • ascites, frequent decompensating event - and bleeding, jaundice and encephalopathy;
  • key events in clinical course - of decompensated cirrhosis, and ascites

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The concept of clinical stages in cirrhosis

  • Key events in the clinical course of compensated cirrhosis

  • Key events in the clinical course of decompensated cirrhosis

  • Disease stages

  • What next

  • Concluding remarks

  • References