Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2019, Page: 60-64
"Correlation of Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) Score with Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) Score in the Evaluation of Liver Cirrhosis "
Sabrina Shafiq, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Nuruzzaman Khan, Department of Neurosurgery, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bipasha Majumder, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Shahinul Alam, Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Saiful Islam, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tuhin Sultana, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Received: May 25, 2019;       Accepted: Jun. 20, 2019;       Published: Jul. 2, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20190403.12      View  30      Downloads  18
Abstract
Cirrhosis of liver is characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue by scar tissue. The Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score is used to assess the prognosis of cirrhosis and included five factors: total bilirubin level, serum albumin, prothrombin time, ascites and hepatic encephalopathy. CTP score depends on clinical assessment which may result variation in scoring. Recently a new score is introduced, Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) score which may be done instead of CTP scoring in cirrhotic patient. This cross sectional study was conducted at the Department of Laboratory Medicine in collaboration with the Department of Hepatology, BSMMU, Dhaka, from March 2018 to February 2019. Blood samples were assayed from eighty one diagnosed cirrhotic patients. For all statistical analysis SPSS version 22 was used. The mean age of the study group was 46.1±16.0 years. 64.2% were male and 35.8% were female. Kappa (k) value was 0.759 between ALBI and CTP score. Pearson's correlation coefficient (r) test showed significant strong positive correlation between CTP score and ALBI score (r=+0.853, p<0.001). This study concluded that the ALBI score may be done alternative to the CTP score in cirrhotic patient because it’s simple, two parameters only, more evidence based and more objective.
Keywords
Cirrhosis of Liver, Child-Turcotte-Pugh Score, Albumin-Bilirubin Score
To cite this article
Sabrina Shafiq, Mohammad Nuruzzaman Khan, Bipasha Majumder, Mohammad Shahinul Alam, Mohammad Saiful Islam, Tuhin Sultana, "Correlation of Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) Score with Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) Score in the Evaluation of Liver Cirrhosis ", American Journal of Laboratory Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2019, pp. 60-64. doi: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20190403.12
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