Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

Platelet count, spleen length, and platelet count/spleen length ratio for the diagnosis of oesophageal varices in patients with chronic liver disease or portal vein thrombosis

  1. Juan Cristobal Gana1,*,
  2. Dan Turner2,
  3. Jason Yap3,
  4. Thomasin Adams-Webber4,
  5. Natalie Rashkovan5,
  6. Simon C Ling5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

Published Online: 6 OCT 2010

Assessed as up-to-date: 9 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008759


How to Cite

Gana JC, Turner D, Yap J, Adams-Webber T, Rashkovan N, Ling SC. Platelet count, spleen length, and platelet count/spleen length ratio for the diagnosis of oesophageal varices in patients with chronic liver disease or portal vein thrombosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD008759. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008759.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Unit, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile, Division of Paediatrics, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

  2. 2

    Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Jerusalem, Israel

  3. 3

    University of Alberta, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Dept. of Pediatrics, Stollery Children's Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  4. 4

    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  5. 5

    The Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

*Juan Cristobal Gana, Division of Paediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Unit, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile, 85 Lira, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile. jcgana@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 6 OCT 2010

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