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Publication Name World Journal of Gastroenterology
Manuscript ID 21546
Country of Manuscript Source Italy
Received
2015-07-28 14:11
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2015-07-30 09:05
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2015-09-09 17:32
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2015-09-15 17:49
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2015-09-26 22:21
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2015-12-01 10:40
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Accepted by Company Editor-in-Chief
2015-12-14 15:58
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2015-12-14 15:58
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2016-01-20 16:55
ISSN 1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
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Category Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Manuscript Type Minireviews
Article Title Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis: Between prediction/prevention of outcomes and cost-effectiveness
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Cristina Stasi and Stefano Milani
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding author Cristina Stasi, MD, PhD, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Largo Brambilla 3, University of Florence, 50141 Firenze, Italy. cristina.stasi@gmail.com
Keywords Stiffness; Serum markers; Liver fibrosis; Hepatitis C virus; Public health
Core Tip The results of several studies have shown that non-invasive methods are becoming increasingly precise in predicting non-significant and advanced liver fibrosis, thus reducing the need for liver biopsy in a relevant number of patients. However, when both serum markers and transient elastography values fall, liver biopsy may be still needed. Recently, the guidelines for the screening, care, and treatment of hepatitis C virus infected patients produced by the World Health Organization suggested that the AST-to-platelet ratio index or FIB-4 test could be used for the evaluation of liver fibrosis rather than other, more expensive non-invasive tests in a resource-limited setting.
Publish Date 2016-01-20 16:55
Citation Stasi C, Milani S. Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis: Between prediction/prevention of outcomes and cost-effectiveness. World J Gastroenterol 2016; 22(4): 1711-1720
Url http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v22/i4/1711.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v22.i4.1711
Full Article (PDF) WJG-22-1711.pdf
Full Article (Word) WJG-22-1711.doc
Manuscript File 21546-Review.doc
Answering Reviewers 21546-Answering reviewers.pdf
Audio Core Tip 21546-Audio core tip.mp3
Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form 21546-Conflict-of-interest statement.pdf
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Non-Native Speakers of English Editing Certificate 21546-Language certificate.pdf
Peer-review Report 21546-Peer-review(s).pdf
Scientific Misconduct Check 21546-Scientific misconduct check.pdf
Scientific Editor Work List 21546-Scientific editor work list.pdf