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2010-04-12 11:00:09

Palpation continues to be of great value in modern medicine, both practiced by doctors and as a technique for self-examination; however, palpation is limited to a few accessible organs, and the interpretation of the information sensed by the fingers is highly subjective.

2010-04-08 12:50:18

As a result of the rarity of Wilson disease (WD) and the fact that liver biopsy is not performed routinely during follow-up, unless clinically indicated, the progression and timing of the liver pathology and its correlation with different anti-copper treatments or aminotransferase levels are poorly characterized.

2010-01-27 10:55:36

NAFLD and NASH patients at greater risk of death than the general population.

2010-01-27 10:51:34

Sonic detection of liver stiffness emerges as a useful screening and prognostic test.

2009-07-29 10:18:08

A major clinical challenge is to find the best method to evaluate and to manage the increasing numbers of patients with chronic liver disease.

2009-06-08 08:26:00

MADISON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, published by Elsevier, demonstrates that the Hepascore(TM) liver fibrosis blood-serum test panel may help physicians more accurately diagnose and stage liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV), potentially alleviating the need for liver biopsy, the standard of care for staging fibrosis, in a particular subset of patients.

2009-01-01 08:30:22

Liver biopsy is still considered the gold standard for grading, staging and "stad-ging" the chronic liver disease.

2008-11-04 00:00:05

Imaging technology can identify liver fibrosis with high accuracy, limiting the need for biopsies to diagnose diseases, U.S. researchers say. Dr.

2008-11-02 12:00:04

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced data from two separate cohort evaluations, in which long-term treatment with BARACLUDE(R) (entecavir) was associated with improved liver histology, including improvement in fibrosis, in chronic hepatitis B patients.

2008-09-02 15:00:06

A Chinese-led study has found non-invasive transient elastography can measure liver stiffness, accurately diagnosing patients with late-stage liver disease. The researchers, led by Dr.


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