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={P. Cal{\`e}s and J. Boursier and V. de L{\'e}dinghen and P. Halfon and Y. Bacq and V. Leroy and N. Dib and F. Oberti and A. Sawadogo and M-C Rousselet and F. Lunel},
  journal={Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={
          1050-60
        }
}
  • P. Calès, J. Boursier, +8 authors F. Lunel
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique
  • 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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