Evaluation and improvement of a reliable diagnosis of cirrhosis by blood tests.

@article{Cals2008EvaluationAI,
  title={Evaluation and improvement of a reliable diagnosis of cirrhosis by blood tests.},
  author={Paul Cal{\`e}s and Jerome Boursier and Victor de Ledinghen and Philippe Halfon and Yannick Bacq and Vincent Leroy and Nina Dib and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Oberti and Apollinaire Sawadogo and M-C Rousselet and Françoise Lunel},
  journal={Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={
          1050-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the rates of reliable diagnosis of cirrhosis by two usual blood tests. METHODS Reliable diagnosis was mainly evaluated by comparing rates of positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values with FibroTest and FibroMeters, as either standard test or specifically designed for cirrhosis, in 1056 patients with chronic hepatitis C. RESULTS Using the diagnostic limits provided by fibrosis stage scales, the PPV for cirrhosis was: standard FibroMeters: 68.5% versus… CONTINUE READING

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