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Clinical Utility of Red Cell Distribution Width in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis

Sandra Milić
Ivana Mikolašević
Mladen Radić
Goran Hauser
Davor Štimac

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APA 6th Edition
Milić, S., Mikolašević, I., Radić, M., Hauser, G. & Štimac, D. (2011). Clinical Utility of Red Cell Distribution Width in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis. Collegium antropologicum, 35 - supplement 2 (2), 335-338. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/72304
MLA 8th Edition
Milić, Sandra, et al. "Clinical Utility of Red Cell Distribution Width in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 35 - supplement 2, no. 2, 2011, pp. 335-338. https://hrcak.srce.hr/72304. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Milić, Sandra, Ivana Mikolašević, Mladen Radić, Goran Hauser and Davor Štimac. "Clinical Utility of Red Cell Distribution Width in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis." Collegium antropologicum 35 - supplement 2, no. 2 (2011): 335-338. https://hrcak.srce.hr/72304
Harvard
Milić, S., et al. (2011). 'Clinical Utility of Red Cell Distribution Width in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis', Collegium antropologicum, 35 - supplement 2(2), pp. 335-338. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72304 (Accessed 17 September 2021)
Vancouver
Milić S, Mikolašević I, Radić M, Hauser G, Štimac D. Clinical Utility of Red Cell Distribution Width in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2021 September 17];35 - supplement 2(2):335-338. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72304
IEEE
S. Milić, I. Mikolašević, M. Radić, G. Hauser and D. Štimac, "Clinical Utility of Red Cell Distribution Width in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis", Collegium antropologicum, vol.35 - supplement 2, no. 2, pp. 335-338, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72304. [Accessed: 17 September 2021]

Abstracts
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of the variation of red blood cell width that is reported as a part
of standard complete blood count. Red blood cell distribution width results are often used together with mean corpuscular
volume (MCV) results to figure out mixed anemia. The aim of our study was to compare the values of RDW in alcoholic
and non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis and to determine if RDW follows the severity of disease according to Child-Pugh
score. We retrospectively analyzed 241 patients (176 men and 65 women) with liver cirrhosis and anemia, defined as a
hemoglobin value <130 g/L in men and <120 g/L in women, which were hospitalized in our Division in a period between
2006 and 2008. Patients were divided in two groups; in first were patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis, and in second
with non-alcoholic cirrhosis. Severity of disease was determined according to Child-Pugh score. Red blood cells distribution
width Normal reference range is 11–15%. Alcoholic liver cirrhosis had 204 patients (85%) while non-alcoholic cirrhosis
had 37 patients (15%). In group of alcoholic cirrhosis the average RDW was 16.8%. In relation to severity of disease
the average RDW for Child-Pugh A was 16.80%, for Child-Pugh B was 16.92%, for Child-Pugh C was 17.10%. In
the group of non-alcoholic cirrhosis the average RDW was 16.73% and in relation to severity of disease for Child-Pugh A
was 16.25%, for Child-Pugh B 17.01% and for Child-Pugh C was 16.87%. We didn’t find statistically significant difference
of RDW between alcoholic and non alcoholic cirrhosis (p>0.05) and we didn’t proved any statistically significant
increase of RDW in relation to severity of disease in group of alcoholic cirrhosis (p=0.915) nor in group of patients with
non-alcoholic cirrhosis (p=0.697). Our study showed that RDW had not any clinical value in differentiation of anemia
neither in alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis nor in severity of liver disease.

Keywords
red blood cells distribution width; alcocholic cirrhosis; non alcocholic cirrhosis; severity of disease

Hrčak ID: 72304

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/72304

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