Non-invasive evaluation of cystic fibrosis related liver disease in adults with ARFI, transient elastography and different fibrosis scores.

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Karlas, Thomas; Neuschulz, Marie; Oltmanns, Annett; Güttler, Andrea; Petroff, David; Wirtz, Hubert; Mainz, Jochen G.; Mössner, Joachim; Berg, Thomas; Tröltzsch, Michael; Keim, Volker; Wiegand, Johannes;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 7 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042139, pmc: PMC3405060
  • Subject: Human Genetics | Research Article | Biology | Diagnostic Medicine | Portal Hypertension | Gastroenterology and Hepatology | Ultrasonography | Radiology | Medicine | Pulmonology | Diagnostic Radiology | Q | R | Genetics | Cystic Fibrosis | Clinical Genetics | Science | Biliary Disorders | Liver Diseases | Autosomal Recessive | Cirrhosis

BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis-related liver disease (CFLD) is present in up to 30% of cystic fibrosis patients and can result in progressive liver failure. Diagnosis of CFLD is challenging. Non-invasive methods for staging of liver fibrosis display an interesting diagnost... View more
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