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ACOUSTIC RADIATION FORCE IMPULSE IS EQUIVALENT TO LIVER BIOPSY TO EVALUATE LIVER FIBROSIS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS C AND NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Overview of attention for article published in Arquivos de Gastroenterologia, September 2015
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Title
ACOUSTIC RADIATION FORCE IMPULSE IS EQUIVALENT TO LIVER BIOPSY TO EVALUATE LIVER FIBROSIS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS C AND NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE
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Arquivos de Gastroenterologia, September 2015
DOI 10.1590/s0004-28032015000300015
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Juliana Ayres de Alencar Arrais GUERRA, Marcus TRIPPIA, Alcindo PISSAIA JUNIOR, Bernardo Corrêa de Almeida TEIXEIRA, Cláudia Alexandra Pontes IVANTES

Abstract

BackgroundLiver biopsy is recommended as the gold standard method for assessing the stage of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic liver disease. However, it is invasive, with potential risks and complications. Elastography is an ultrasound technique that provides information of changes in the liver tissue, evaluating tissue elasticity and acoustic radiation force impulse is one of the available techniques.ObjectiveThe main objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of acoustic radiation force impulse comparing to liver biopsy to evaluate fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.MethodsTwenty four patients were included, everyone underwent liver biopsy and acoustic radiation force impulse, and the results were compared with values described in the literature by several authors.ResultsIn the population of patients with chronic hepatitis C, our data were better correlated with data published by Carmen Fierbinteanu-Braticevici et al., with an accuracy of 82.4%, sensitivity of 71.4% and specificity of 90%. For nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, our data were better correlated with data published by Masato Yoneda et al., with an accuracy of 85.7%, sensitivity 80% and specificity of 100%.ConclusionAcoustic radiation force impulse is a method with good accuracy to distinguish initial fibrosis from advanced fibrosis in hepatitis C virus and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and can replace biopsy in most cases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 5%
Unknown 20 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 19%
Student > Master 2 10%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Professor 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 6 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 29%
Engineering 3 14%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Psychology 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 8 38%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 December 2019.
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