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Albumin-bilirubin score indicates liver fibrosis staging and prognosis in chronic hepatitis C patients.

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Summary of "Albumin-bilirubin score indicates liver fibrosis staging and prognosis in chronic hepatitis C patients."

Albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade was investigated to predict prognosis of patients with cirrhosis. It was defined using ALBI score calculated based on serum total bilirubin and albumin, which represent liver functions. The diagnostic accuracy for liver fibrosis staging in patients with chronic hepatitis using ALBI score has not been investigated well. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic abilities of ALBI score for liver fibrosis staging in chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in Japanese patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

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Name: Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
ISSN: 1386-6346
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Severe inability of the LIVER to perform its normal metabolic functions, as evidenced by severe JAUNDICE and abnormal serum levels of AMMONIA; BILIRUBIN; ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE; ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE; LACTATE DEHYDROGENASES; and albumin/globulin ratio. (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed)

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