New Trends in Biomarkers and Diseases Research: An Overview


by

Juan Antonio Vílchez, María Dolores Albaladejo-Otón

DOI: 10.2174/97816810849541170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-495-4, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-496-1





Biomarkers are any measurable biochemical characteristics of an organism that reflect a particular physiological state. Biomarkers can...[view complete introduction]

Liver Fibrosis Biomarkers

- Pp. 57-79 (23)

Iria Cebreiros-López

Abstract

Chronic liver diseases of differing etiologies are among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Establishing accurate staging of liver disease is very important for enabling both therapeutic decisions and prognostic evaluations. A liver biopsy is considered the gold standard for assessing the stage of hepatic fibrosis, but it has many limitations. During the last decade, several noninvasive markers for assessing the stage of hepatic fibrosis have been developed. Some have been well validated and are comparable to liver biopsy. This chapter will focus on the various noninvasive biochemical markers used to stage liver fibrosis.

Purchase Chapter  Book Details

Advertisement


Webmaster Contact: info@benthamscience.org Copyright © 2017 Bentham Science