Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80--82

The largest American study comparing transient elastography and the aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index score, two noninvasive tests for liver fibrosis staging in HIV/HCV coinfected patients


Jason Dazley1, Elaine Szabela1, A Adebara2, Prerak Shukla1, Raymund Sison1, Jihad Slim1 
1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Seton Hall University, NJ, USA
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael's Medical Center, NJ, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jason Dazley
Seton Hall University, 111 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07911
USA

Objective: Elastography has become the standard of care of diagnostic approaches for liver disease, particularly when dealing with hepatitis C. There areno studies in the inner-city populations of Newark, New Jersey, that describe the comparison of noninvasive markers, such as FibroScan andaminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) scoring. Methods: Using a chart review method, we used a case-control study method of gathering and analyzing the data, using P < or = 0.05 as a significant variable. Results: The outcome of this study indicates that the FibroScan may be a better marker than the APRI score for the staging of liver disease when a patient has hepatitis B or C with or without HIV/AIDS. Conclusions: This may be a benchmark study to further enhance our understanging of the utility of the fibroscan.


How to cite this article:
Dazley J, Szabela E, Adebara A, Shukla P, Sison R, Slim J. The largest American study comparing transient elastography and the aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index score, two noninvasive tests for liver fibrosis staging in HIV/HCV coinfected patients.J Global Infect Dis 2019;11:80-82


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Dazley J, Szabela E, Adebara A, Shukla P, Sison R, Slim J. The largest American study comparing transient elastography and the aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index score, two noninvasive tests for liver fibrosis staging in HIV/HCV coinfected patients. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Oct 3 ];11:80-82
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