Effectiveness of AFP and ultrasound tests on hepatocellular carcinoma mortality in HCV-infected patients in the USA.

@article{ElSerag2011EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of AFP and ultrasound tests on hepatocellular carcinoma mortality in HCV-infected patients in the USA.},
  author={Hashem B El-Serag and Jennifer R Kramer and G. John Chen and Zhigang Duan and Peter A. Richardson and Jessica A. Davila},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 7},
  pages={
          992-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The effectiveness of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the USA is largely unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of HCC surveillance in a national Veterans Administration (VA) practice setting, using the national VA hepatitis C virus (HCV) Clinical Case Registry. METHOD The cohort consisted of 1480 HCV-infected patients who developed HCC during 1998-2007. The timing and intensity of receiving α-fetoprotein (AFP) and… CONTINUE READING

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