Noninvasive test identifies patients with cirrhosis who can avoid endoscopy

Application of a novel noninvasive test comprised of albumin, bilirubin and platelets successfully identified patients with cirrhosis who could safely avoid screening endoscopy without the need for liver stiffness measurements by transient elastography compared with the Baveno VI criteria, according to a published study.“As TE is not widely available, the Baveno VI criteria could not be applied in many clinical settings,” Guan Sen Kew, MD, from the National University Health System in Singapore, and colleagues wrote. “As such, we aim to determine a concise clinical criterionRead More

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