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McCormick, PA and Elrayah, E and Hughes, B and Schmidt, D and Moloney, J (2014) Letter: single liver stiffness measurement predicts liver-related mortality in chronic hepatitis C. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics , 39 , (12) , pp. 1438-1439.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apt.127...

SIRS,
We read with interest the recent article on sofosbuvir signalling, a new era in treatment for patients with hepatitis C.[1] Intravenous drug use is the commonest mode of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission in Western countries, but treatment rates are very low.[2, 3] We hypothesised that liver stiffness measurement may help to identify high-risk patients and facilitate targeted treatment with the new oral antiviral agents.[4, 5] We measured liver stiffness (Fibroscan, Echosens) in a consecutive cohort of 84 patients attending a community-based drug treatment clinic and followed them up for 5 years.[6].....


Item Type:Article
Date:June 2014
Page Range:pp. 1438-1439
Publisher:Wiley
Volume:39
Number:12
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Subjects:E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C
G Health and disease > Digestive system disorder > Liver disorder
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death

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