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Table 1 Patient characteristics. The most common etiology was alcoholic liver cirrhosis (41% vs. 22%) in both groups followed by NASH (16% vs. 10%; p value 0,7). Impairment of liver function was higher in patients with ACLF measured by MELD Score (15 ± 6 vs. 22 ± 7; p value < 0,001) and Organ Failure Score (7 ± 1 vs. 10 ± 2; p value < 0,001)

From: Impact of acute-on-chronic liver failure and decompensated liver cirrhosis on psychosocial burden and quality of life of patients and their close relatives

ParameterDecompensated liver cirrhosis
(N = 42)
Acute-on-chronic liver failure
(N = 21)
P Value
Male Gender (N; %)25 (40%)13 (21%)0,9
Age (years) (MEAN; SD)58 ± 1458 ± 100,9
Etiology  0,7
alcoholic (N; %)26 (41%)14 (22%)
cryptogen/NASH (N; %)10 (16%)6 (10%)
Viral (N; %)3 (5%)0 (0%)
cholestatic/ autoimmune (N; %)2 (3%)1 (2%)
metabolic/hereditary (N; %)1 (2%)0 (0%)
MELD (MEAN; SD)15 ± 622 ± 7<  0,001
Organ Failure Score (MEAN; SD)7 ± 110 ± 2<  0,001