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To Biopsy or Not to Biopsy: Evaluation of a Large German Cohort of Patients with Abnormal Liver Tests of Unknown Etiology

Rey, J. W., Jahn-Eimermacher, A., Doernberger, V., Barreiros, Ana Paula, Krupp, M., Hoffman, A., Kiesslich, R., Müller-Schilling, Martina, Galle, P.R. and Teufel, Andreas (2014) To Biopsy or Not to Biopsy: Evaluation of a Large German Cohort of Patients with Abnormal Liver Tests of Unknown Etiology. Digestion 89, pp. 310-318.

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Abstract

Background and Aims: Despite increasingly sensitive and accurate blood tests to detect liver disease, liver biopsy remains very useful in patients with atypical clinical features and abnormal liver tests of unknown etiology. The aim was to determine those elevated laboratory liver parameters that cause the clinician to order a biopsy, and whether laboratory tests are associated with pathological ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2014
Additional Information (public):OA-Komponente aus Allianzlizenz
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin I
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10.1159/000362404DOI
Keywords:Liver chemistry test, Aminotransferases, Glutamate dehydrogenase, Aspartate aminotransferase, Ferritin, Unclear hepatopathy, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Liver biopsy
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:40774
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