Evaluation of large esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients by transient elastography: a meta-analysis.

@article{Li2016EvaluationOL,
  title={Evaluation of large esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients by transient elastography: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Tao Li and Yundong Qu and Baohua Yang and Yan Xue and Lei Wang},
  journal={Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva},
  year={2016},
  volume={108 8},
  pages={464-72}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Transient elastography (TE) has been shown to be a valuable tool for the prediction of large esophageal varices. However, the conclusions have not been always consistent throughout the different studies. Therefore, we performed a further meta-analysis in order to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of transient elastography for the prediction of large esophageal varices. METHODS We performed a systematic literature search in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and CENTRAL in… CONTINUE READING

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