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13C-methacetin-breath test compared to also noninvasive biochemical blood tests in predicting hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C.

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BACKGROUND: The (13)C-methacetin-breath test and also several noninvasive blood tests comprising routine laboratory parameters have been proposed to predict fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C. The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy between these tests referring to hepatic histology as gold standard. METHODS: 96 patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection underwent percutaneous liver biopsy and the (13)C-methacetin-breath test. The Fibroindex, the asparta...

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10.1016/j.dld.2008.01.013

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Dinesen, L More by this author
Caspary, WF More by this author
Chapman, RW More by this author
Dietrich, CF More by this author
Sarrazin, C More by this author
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Journal:
Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver
Volume:
40
Issue:
9
Pages:
743-748
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1878-3562
ISSN:
1590-8658
URN:
uuid:08d2b442-f395-4f01-929e-f71345b79c74
Source identifiers:
181964
Local pid:
pubs:181964

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