Prediction of esophageal varices in hepatic cirrhosis by noninvasive markers.

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) classification, AST to platelet ratio index (APRI), and laboratory tests could predict the presence of esophageal varices (EV) or varices which need prophylactic therapy (medium or large size EV). METHODS Three hundred patients with cirrhosis (193 men; mean… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e3283488a88

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@article{Tafarel2011PredictionOE, title={Prediction of esophageal varices in hepatic cirrhosis by noninvasive markers.}, author={Jean Rodrigo Tafarel and Luciano Henrique Lenz Tolentino and Lucianna Motta Correa and Danielle Rossana Bonilha and Patr{\'i}cia Piauilino and F. P. Martins and Rodrigo Azevedo Rodrigues and Frank Shigeo Nakao and Ermelindo Della L{\'i}bera and {\^A}ngelo Paulo Ferrari and Maria Rachel da Silveira R{\"o}hr}, journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology}, year={2011}, volume={23 9}, pages={754-8} }