Adriana Tudora

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PURPOSE To compare two methods of noninvasive assessment: transient elastography (TE) and acoustic radiation force impulse elastography (ARFI). PATIENTS AND METHODS Our study included 114 subjects: 38 healthy volunteers, (considered to have no fibrosis - F 0) and 76 patients with chronic liver disease: 53 who had undergone liver biopsy (LB) (7 with F 1,(More)
AIM To assess the values of liver stiffness (LS) in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) chronic hepatitis and to compare them with those in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronic hepatitis. METHODS The study included 140 patients with HBV chronic hepatitis, and 317 patients with HCV chronic hepatitis, in which LS was measured(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Chronic liver diseases are investigated through invasive (liver biopsy) or non-invasive (FibroScan or FibroTest) methods. Recently the non-invasive methods have become more and more popular. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the liver stiffness (LS) measured by transient elastography in individuals without known hepatic pathology(More)
AIM To compare the liver stiffness (LS) measurement by transient elastography (TE) to the liver biopsy (LB)-considered the "gold standard" in the evaluation of patients with chronic hepatitis C. METHODS During a period of 12 mo, we evaluated 199 consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis due to hepatitis C virus (HCV), in which LB and LS assessments (by(More)
PURPOSE Chronic viral hepatopathies can be evaluated through invasive or noninvasive methods. The aim of this paper was to assess the indications and results of transient elastographic (TE) evaluation of the liver in patients with chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively assessed all the liver stiffness measurements(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic viral hepatitis can be evaluated using invasive or noninvasive methods. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate liver stiffness in inactive HBsAg carriers compared with normal subjects and determine if it is influenced by viral load in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively evaluated 140 inactive HBsAg carriers(More)
AIM We evaluated all the cases of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhages admitted in the Department of Endoscopy of our Clinic during a 5 years period. MATERIAL AND METHOD 810 patients were included in our study, 64.3% males and 36.7% females, mean age 58.7 +/- 15.2 years (17-96 years). The main cause of the upper digestive hemorrhage was peptic ulcer(More)
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