Liver stiffness measurement by acoustic radiation force impulse is useful in predicting the presence of esophageal varices or high-risk esophageal varices among patients with HCV-related cirrhosis

@article{Morishita2013LiverSM,
  title={Liver stiffness measurement by acoustic radiation force impulse is useful in predicting the presence of esophageal varices or high-risk esophageal varices among patients with HCV-related cirrhosis},
  author={Naoki Morishita and Naoki Hiramatsu and Tsugiko Oze and Naoki Harada and Ryoko Yamada and Masanori Miyazaki and Takayuki Yakushijin and Takuya Miyagi and Yuichi Yoshida and Tomohide Tatsumi and Tatsuya Kanto and Tetsuo Takehara},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={1175-1182}
}
Screening and periodic surveillance for esophageal varices (EVs) by esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) are recommended for cirrhotic patients. We investigated non-invasive liver stiffness measurement using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) for the diagnosis of EV presence and high-risk EVs among patients with HCV-related cirrhosis. Among 181 consecutive patients with HCV-related cirrhosis, we studied 135 patients who had received EGD and ARFI. Serum fibrosis markers [platelet count, FIB-4… CONTINUE READING
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