Pearls on Intensive Care Medicine Practice - Project "Critical Care A Day"
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Q:What is Maddrey’s modified Discriminant Function (mDF) and its clinical implication?
Answer:American College of Gastroenterology defines severity of alcoholic hepatitis as a modified Discriminant Function(mDF). If score is more or equal to 32 and/or hepatic encephalopathy, it identifies the cutoff for severity. This is calculated as