Transient elastography accurately screens compensated advanced chronic liver disease

Using transient elastography within 2 months of alcohol cessation was an effective method to rule out alcohol-related compensated advanced chronic liver disease, according to study results.Romain Moirand, MD, PhD, from the University of Rennes in France, and colleagues wrote that transient elastography (TE) has shown efficacy for assessing liver stiffness in patients with alcohol-related liver disease.“Liver stiffness decreases rapidly in patients with alcohol withdrawal, but no prospective study as correlated histology and TE follow-up,” they wrote. “Thus, current excessiveRead More

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