Association Between Intestinal Microbiota Collected at Hospital Admission and Outcomes of Patients With Cirrhosis.


Virginia Commonwealth University and McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. Electronic address: [Email]


Inpatients with cirrhosis are prone to develop acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). ACLF is associated with dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota, which might serve as a prognostic factor. We investigated whether features of the intestinal microbiota associate organ failure, transfer to intensive care, and mortality within 30 days in patients admitted to the hospital with cirrhosis.


Acute-on-chronic Liver Failure,Bacteria,Biomarker,Critical Care,Infection,