Gas6 as a predictor of esophageal varices in patients affected by hepatitis C virus related-chronic liver disease

2018 Biomark Med 12;1 (27-34)

AIM: Plasma Gas6 was tested as an alternative to Baveno VI criteria (liver stiffness 150 x 10(9)/l) in an endoscopy-sparing strategy. METHODS: A total of 160 patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis underwent, on the same occasion, liver elastography, upper endoscopy, a platelet count and serum Gas6 measurement. RESULTS: A total of 74/160 (46%) patients had esophageal varices, that were small (diameter

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