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- Liver cirrhosis
- bacterial infection
- chronic liver disease
- medical decision analysis
- medical statistics
In the paper ‘Working Party proposal for a revised classification system of renal dysfunction in patients with cirrhosis’ Florence Wong and co-authors have attempted to improve the definition of renal dysfunction in liver cirrhosis.1 The Working Party Statement (WPS) defines acute kidney injury as all causes of acute deterioration of renal function as indicated by an increase in serum creatinine (SeCr) of >50% from baseline or a rise in SeCr of ≥0.3 mg/dl in <48 h.1
We aimed at analysing and comparing the incidence and clinical significance of acute renal dysfunction (ARD) at hospital admission defined by the WPS and the conventional cut-off value of …
Competing interests None.
Patient consent This was a retrospective analysis of data which did not involve any deviation from standards of treatment.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.