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    Maddrey's Discriminant Function for Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Suggests which patients with alcoholic hepatitis may have a poor prognosis and benefit from steroid administration.
    Maddrey's Discriminant Function is useful in predicting short-term prognosis but is less useful for long-term prognosis.


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    Dr. Willis Maddrey

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    Willis Maddrey, MD, is professor of internal medicine and assistant to the president at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Previously, he directed the liver unit at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was chairman of the Department of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Maddrey has authored numerous publications based on research interests in chronic viral hepatitis, drug-induced liver disease, alcohol-induced liver disease, liver transplantation, and primary biliary cirrhosis.

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