Liver Function—How to Screen and to Diagnose : Insights from Personal Experiences, Controlled Clinical Studies and Future Perspectives
Acute and chronic liver disease is a relevant problem worldwide. Liver function plays a crucial role in the course of liver diseases not only in estimating prognosis but also with regard to therapeutic interventions. Within this review, we discuss and evaluate different tools from screening to diagnosis and give insights from personal experiences, controlled clinical studies and future perspectives. Finally, we offer our novel diagnostic algorithm to screen patients with presumptive acute or chronic liver disease in the daily clinical routine.