Items Tagged ‘liver biopsy’

March 1, 2012

Study: US elastography may best biopsy in diagnosis of liver fibrosis


Ultrasound-based transient elastography (TE) provides excellent diagnostic accuracy for detecting cirrhosis due to recurrent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following liver transplantation, according to a study published in the March issue of Liver Transplantation. According to the World Health Organization, chronic HCV affects up to 170 million people worldwide and could lead to […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, HCV, hepatitis C virus, Jayant A. Talwalker, liver biopsy, liver transplantation, TE, ultrasound-based transient elastography, World Health Organization

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