TITLE

SERUM HYALURONLC ACID AND CONTRAST ENHANCED ULTRASOUND IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA86
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Researchers have previously documented the value of contrast enhanced ultrasound in the assessment of the severely of liver disease. No direct comparison between serum markers such as hyaluronic acid and ultrasound has been reported. Serum HYA,, and HVTT are significantly different between cirrhotics and controls and hepatitis C patients. There is no correlation between HYA and IIIor HVTT, which reflects the overlap between HYA levels in the patient groups studied. In our study the ITI is a more reliable method for predicting cirrhosis.
ACCESSION #
13219150

 

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