Valéria Ferreira de Almeida e Borges

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CONTEXT Hepatitis C is an important cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. The grading of hepatic fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C is important for better clinical management. However, until now, liver biopsy is the only test accepted for this purpose, despite their contraindications and complications. New methods for non-invasive assessment of hepatic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of the sonographic hepatorenal ratio (HRR) in the diagnosis and grading of nonalcoholic steatosis, using biopsy as the reference. METHODS Ultrasound (US) and liver biopsy were performed in 42 patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Forty healthy volunteers without steatosis at US and without risk factors for(More)
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