The diagnostic value of a globulin/platelet model for evaluating liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B patients


Coskun B. D., Altinkaya E., Sevinc E., Ozen M., Karaman H., Karaman A., ...More

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE ENFERMEDADES DIGESTIVAS, vol.107, no.12, pp.740-744, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: REVISTA ESPANOLA DE ENFERMEDADES DIGESTIVAS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.740-744
  • Keywords: Chronic hepatitis B, Liver fibrosis, Noninvasive fibrosis marker, Globulin/platelet model, VIRUS-INFECTED PATIENTS, CIRRHOSIS, BIOPSY, INDEX, PREDICT, EXTENT
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Liver biopsy, which is considered the best method for evaluating hepatic fibrosis, has important adverse events. Therefore, non-invasive tests have been developed to determine the degree of hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Aim: To verify the usefulness of a new fibrosis index the globulin/platelet model in patients with chronic hepatitis B and to compare it with other noninvasive tests for predicting significant fibrosis. This study was the second to evaluate the globulin/platelet model in HBV patients.