Liver stiffness is associated with risk of decompensation, liver cancer, and death in patients with chronic liver diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Singh2013LiverSI,
  title={Liver stiffness is associated with risk of decompensation, liver cancer, and death in patients with chronic liver diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Siddharth Singh and Larissa L A Fujii and Mohammad Hassan Murad and Zhihong Wang and Sumeet K Asrani and Richard L. Ehman and Patrick Sequeira Kamath and Jayant Talwalkar},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={1573-84.e1-2; quiz e88-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Liver stiffness measurement (LSM), using elastography, can independently predict outcomes of patients with chronic liver diseases (CLDs). However, there is much variation in reporting and consistency of findings. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between LSM and outcomes of patients with CLDs. METHODS We performed a systematic review of the literature, through February 2013, for studies that followed up patients with CLDs… CONTINUE READING