Clinical significance of the Scheuer histological staging system for primary biliary cholangitis in Japanese patients.

@article{Namisaki2017ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of the Scheuer histological staging system for primary biliary cholangitis in Japanese patients.},
  author={Tadashi Namisaki and Kei Moriya and Mitsuteru Kitade and Hideto Kawaratani and Kosuke Takeda and Yasushi Okura and Hiroaki Takaya and Norihisa Nishimura and Kenichiro Seki and Kosuke Kaji and Shinya Sato and Yasuhiko Sawada and Junichi Yamao and Akira Mitoro and Masakazu Uejima and Tsuyoshi Mashitani and Naotaka Shimozato and Keisuke Nakanishi and Masanori Furukawa and Soichiro Saikawa and Takuya Kubo and Hitoshi Yoshiji},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={23-30}
}
BACKGROUND Inadequate response to ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). We aimed to identify surrogate markers for predicting long-term prognosis and biochemical response to UDCA in patients with PBC. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this single-center, retrospective study, 99 patients with PBC were classified into responders (n=53) and nonresponders (n=46) based on reductions in the γ-glutamyl transpeptidase levels at 1… CONTINUE READING

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