A non-invasive fibrosis score predicts treatment outcome in chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

@article{Westin2008ANF,
  title={A non-invasive fibrosis score predicts treatment outcome in chronic hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Johan Westin and Magdalena Ydreborg and Sara Islam and Asa Alsi{\"o} and Amar Paul Dhillon and Jean-Michel Pawlotsky and Stefan Zeuzem and Solko W. Schalm and Carlo Ferrari and Avidan U Neumann and Kristoffer Hellstrand and Martin Lagging},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={73-80}
}
OBJECTIVE The results of a previous study suggest that an index calculated according to the formula (normalized ASAT x PK-INR) x 100/thrombocyte count (x 10(9)/L; GUCI) may reflect liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The aims of the present study were (i) to validate the association between the Göteborg University Cirrhosis Index (GUCI) score and liver fibrosis and (ii) to evaluate the utility of this index in predicting the outcome of antiviral treatment… CONTINUE READING