The problem

My main fields of interest are:

  • Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) pathogenesis, prognosis, and critical care
  • Bacterial infections in decompensated cirrhosis (epidemiological changes, prognostic impact, and preventive and therapeutic strategies)
  • Liver support systems
  • New indications for albumin therapy

The approach

Observational and interventional trials

Main discoveries and innovations

  • Contributor to the development of new prognostic scores and futility criteria of ACLF
  • Led first research team to report the growing increase in antibiotic resistance in cirrhosis and to suggest preventive and therapeutic strategies to mitigate


Liver Unit, Hospital Cliínic de Barcelona, Spain
Head of the Liver Intensive Care Unit

Journal of Hepatology
Associate Editor (2019–present)