Juliette Foucher

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BACKGROUND The reliable diagnosis rate of diagnostic tests is provided by their intervals with acceptable accuracy (e.g. >/=90%) where a liver biopsy can be avoided. AIMS To evaluate the overall accuracy and improve the reliable diagnosis rates of blood tests for significant liver fibrosis. METHODS Five blood tests were compared with Metavir fibrosis(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver stiffness (LS) measurement by means of transient elastography (TE) is accurate to predict fibrosis stage. The effect of antiviral treatment and virologic response on LS was assessed and compared with untreated patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS TE was performed at baseline, and at weeks 24, 48, and 72 in 515 patients(More)
Is steatosis related to the spontaneous carbohydrate intake in patients with NAFLD? We performed dietary records for 24 patients with NAFLD, 3 months after their liver biopsy was performed and before the deliverance of a dietary advice. The food quotient, indicator of the proportion of calories from carbohydrates, was calculated as (1.00×%  calories from(More)
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