Prospective evaluation of transient elastography for the diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis in Asians: comparison with liver biopsy and aspartate transaminase platelet ratio index.

@article{Chang2008ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of transient elastography for the diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis in Asians: comparison with liver biopsy and aspartate transaminase platelet ratio index.},
  author={P C C Chang and H-F Lui and Y P Chau and K Lim and W M Yap and C K Tan and W-C Chow},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={51-61}
}
BACKGROUND Transient elastography (TE) is a reliable non-invasive predictor of hepatic fibrosis, but data on TE in Asians are limited. AIM To evaluate prospectively the accuracy of TE for diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis in Asians compared with APRI (aspartate transaminase to platelet ratio index). METHODS One hundred and twenty consecutive patients who underwent liver biopsy were enrolled. TE (Fibroscan) was performed by two independent operators. Fibrosis was graded by two independent… CONTINUE READING

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Predominant aetiologies were hepatitis B ( 48% ) , non - alcoholic steatohepatitis ( 14% ) and hepatitis C ( 8% ) .
Predominant aetiologies were hepatitis B ( 48% ) , non - alcoholic steatohepatitis ( 14% ) and hepatitis C ( 8% ) .
Predominant aetiologies were hepatitis B ( 48% ) , non - alcoholic steatohepatitis ( 14% ) and hepatitis C ( 8% ) .
Predominant aetiologies were hepatitis B ( 48% ) , non - alcoholic steatohepatitis ( 14% ) and hepatitis C ( 8% ) .
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