Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

Non-invasive test of liver fibrosis 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.CD008764

How to Cite

Gana JC, Turner D, Yap J, Adams-Webber T, Rashkovan N, Ling SC. Non-invasive test of liver fibrosis 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.: CD008764. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008764.

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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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the diagnostic accuracy of non-invasive test of liver fibrosis to diagnose oesophageal varices in paediatric or adult patients with chronic liver disease or portal vein thrombosis, irrespective of the aetiology.

To determine the diagnostic accuracy of non-invasive test of liver fibrosis to diagnose medium or large oesophageal varices in paediatric or adult patients with chronic liver disease or portal vein thrombosis, irrespective of the aetiology.