Elevation of serum urokinase plasminogen activator receptor and liver stiffness in postoperative biliary atresia

2016 World Journal of Hepatology 8;33 (1471-1477)

AIM: To investigate serum urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) and liver stiffness in biliary atresia (BA) and examine the correlation of circulating uPAR, liver stiffness, and clinical outcomes in postoperative BA children. METHODS: Eighty-five postKasai BA children and 24 control subjects were registered. Circulating uPAR was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent essay. Liver stiffness was analyzed using transient elastography. RESULTS: BA children had significantly greater circulating uPAR and liver stiffness scores than control subjects (P

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