Large scale evaluation of WHO's ultrasonographic staging system of schistosomal periportal fibrosis in Ethiopia.

@article{Berhe2006LargeSE,
  title={Large scale evaluation of WHO's ultrasonographic staging system of schistosomal periportal fibrosis in Ethiopia.},
  author={Nega Belay Berhe and Jonn Geitung and Girmay Medhin and Svein Gunnar Gundersen},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={1286-94}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the recent WHO's ultrasonographic diagnostic staging system of schistosomal periportal thickening/fibrosis and to assess intra/inter-observer variation associated with its use. METHODS Local standard of portal branch wall thickness (PBWT) for height was established using 150 healthy subjects. Intra and inter-observer variation in image pattern identification and PBWT measurements were assessed in 94 and 35 subjects, respectively, with differing stages of periportal… CONTINUE READING

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