Comparison of noninvasive scores for the detection of advanced fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


Subasi C. F. , Aykut U. E. , YILMAZ Y.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, vol.27, no.2, pp.137-141, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/meg.0000000000000255
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-141

Abstract

Background The presence of advanced liver fibrosis portends a poor prognosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We aimed to compare the diagnostic performance of five noninvasive scores [aspartate aminotransferase/platelet ratio (APRI), BARD, FIB-4, NAFLD fibrosis score (NFSA), and FibroMeter] for the assessment of advanced stages of fibrosis (F >= 3) in patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD.