Design and validation of the biliary atresia research consortium histologic assessment system for cholestasis in infancy.

@article{Russo2011DesignAV,
  title={Design and validation of the biliary atresia research consortium histologic assessment system for cholestasis in infancy.},
  author={Pierre A. Russo and John C. Magee and John B Boitnott and Kevin E. Bove and T. Raghunathan and Milton L Finegold and Joel E. Haas and Ronald M. Jaffe and Grace Eun Hye Kim and Margret Magid and H{\'e}ctor Mel{\'i}n-Aldana and Frances L. White and Peter F. Whitington and Ronald J. Sokol},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          357-362.e2
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Pathologists participating in the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Biliary Atresia Research Consortium (BARC) developed and then evaluated a standardized system for histologic reporting of liver biopsies from infants with cholestasis. METHODS A set of 97 anonymous liver biopsy samples was sent to 10 pathologists at BARC centers. A semiquantitative scoring system that had 16 histologic features was developed and then used by the pathologists, who had no knowledge of… CONTINUE READING
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