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Details regarding the development and validation of this tool are provided in the manuscript titled "A Model to Predict Poor Survival in Patients Undergoing Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts” (Michael Malinchoc, Patrick S. Kamath, Fredric D. Gordon, Craig J. Peine, Jeffrey Rank, and Pieter C.J. ter Borg, Hepatology. 2000 Apr;31(4):864-71).
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