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Publication Name World Journal of Gastroenterology
Manuscript ID 13866
Country/Territory Italy
Received
2014-09-04 20:12
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2014-09-05 17:40
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2014-11-24 11:56
Accepted by Journal Editor-in-Chief
2014-11-25 19:00
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2014-12-08 16:37
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2014-12-08 17:15
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2015-03-16 18:04
ISSN 1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
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Category Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Manuscript Type Prospective Study
Article Title Evaluation of the prognostic value of liver stiffness in patients with hepatitis C virus treated with triple or dual antiviral therapy: a prospective pilot study
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Cristina Stasi, Alessia Piluso, Umberto Arena, Elena Salomoni, Paolo Montalto, Monica Monti, Barbara Boldrini, Giampaolo Corti, Fabio Marra, Giacomo Laffi, Stefano Milani and Anna Linda Zignego
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Corresponding Author Cristina Stasi, MD, PhD, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134 Firenze, Italy. cristina.stasi@gmail.com
Key Words Antiviral therapy; Chronic hepatitis C; Fibrosis; Liver stiffness; Sustained virological response
Core Tip Transient elastography is a non-invasive, easy, reproducible technique that is well tolerated for staging non-significant fibrosis or severe fibrosis/cirrhosis. The assessment of liver fibrosis using transient elastography may be useful to reduce the need for a liver biopsy. In this prospective study, liver stiffness values can also be used as a predictor of response to therapy. A liver stiffness value greater than 12 kPa is a negative predictor of response to both dual and triple therapy. Therefore, transient elastography could be used in clinical practice to improve the selection of patient treatment.
Publish Date 2015-03-16 18:04
Citation Stasi C, Piluso A, Arena U, Salomoni E, Montalto P, Monti M, Boldrini B, Corti G, Marra F, Laffi G, Milani S, Zignego AL. Evaluation of the prognostic value of liver stiffness in patients with hepatitis C virus treated with triple or dual antiviral therapy: a prospective pilot study. World J Gastroenterol 2015; 21(10): 3013-3019
URL http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v21/i10/3013.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v21.i10.3013
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