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Mean Platelet Volume/Platelet Count Ratio as a Predictor of 3-Month Mortality in HBV-Related Decompensated Cirrhosis Patients by Qiu M. Ding, Wu Q. Zhou, Wei L. Mao, Jin F. Zhang

Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated decompensated cirrhosis (HBV-DeCi) has a high mortality rate if liver transplantation is not performed. The study aimed to evaluate the association between the mean platelet volume to platelet count ratio (MPR) and outcomes of HBV-DeCi patients.
Methods: This was a retrospective study of 109 patients newly diagnosed with HBV-DeCi. Univariate and multivariate regression models were used to determine risk factors for 90-day mortality.
Results: The MPR was observed to be higher in nonsurvivors than in survivors. Multivariate analysis suggested that the model for end-stage liver disease score and MPR were independent predictors in HBV-DeCi patients.
Conclusions: This study demonstrated that the MPR can serve as a potential predictor of 3-month mortality in HBV-DeCi patients.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2019.190635