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Including osteoprotegerin and collagen IV in a score-based blood test for liver fibrosis increases diagnostic accuracy.
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PMID:  23022619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive methods for liver fibrosis evaluation in chronic liver diseases have been recently developed, i.e. transient elastography (Fibroscan™) and blood tests (Fibrometer®, Fibrotest®, Hepascore®). In this study, we aimed to design a new score in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) by selecting blood markers in a large panel and we compared its diagnostic performance with those of other noninvasive methods. METHODS: Sixteen blood tests were performed in 306 untreated CHC patients included in a multicenter prospective study (ANRS HC EP 23 Fibrostar) using METAVIR histological fibrosis stage as reference. The new score was constructed by non linear regression using the most accurate biomarkers. RESULTS: Five markers (alpha-2-macroglobulin, apolipoprotein-A1, AST, collagen IV and osteoprotegerin) were included in the new function called Coopscore©. Using the Obuchowski index, Coopscore© shows higher diagnostic performances than for Fibrometer®, Fibrotest®, Hepascore® and Fibroscan™ in CHC. Association between Fibroscan™ and Coopscore© might avoid 68 % of liver biopsies for the diagnosis of significant fibrosis. CONCLUSION: Coopscore© provides higher accuracy than other noninvasive methods for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in CHC. The association of Coopscore© with Fibroscan™ increases its predictive value.
Nelly Bosselut; Ludmia Taibi; Jérôme Guéchot; Jean-Pierre Zarski; Nathalie Sturm; Marie-Christine Gelineau; Bernard Poggi; Sophie Thoret; Elisabeth Lasnier; Bruno Baudin; Chantal Housset; Michel Vaubourdolle;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-3492     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chim. Acta     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302422     Medline TA:  Clin Chim Acta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Laboratoire de Biochimie A, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Est, site Saint-Antoine, AP-HP, F-75012, Paris, France; UPMC Université Paris VI, CdR Saint-Antoine, F-75012, Paris, France; INSERM, UMR_S 938, F-75012, Paris, France. Electronic address:
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