Review of liver biopsy as liver function test in the era of advanced hepatology

Bhatt, Janardan (2000) Review of liver biopsy as liver function test in the era of advanced hepatology. Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 61-64. ISSN ISSN 0972-4729

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Abstract

To conquer the liver disease and decrease the number of patients dying of liver failure is the Ultimate challenge for researcher and medical professionals. One side, the number of its causes and aetieological factors are added day by day including types of hepatitis viruses i.e. A,B,C,D,E,F,G, etc... So the spectrum of disorders of liver is increasing on one hand, and spectrum of treatments available for liver diseases are also increasing on other hand. In this situation knowledge of type and degree of liver injury is essential. The number of non-invasive liver function test, is increasing day by day. In this setup, the invasive test i.e. liver biopsy appears to be forgotten. The liver biopsy is the most important method for assessing the pattern and degree of liver injury and even it can fore tell the prognosis also. In this article we have tried to evaluate the liver biopsy its out come, with its therapeutic perspectives.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:The article narrate the out come of liver biopsies done in one major teaching institute. Article also discuss the prognostic value of liver biopsy and newer therapeutics on horizon.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Liver biopsy, Prognostic Tool, Therapeutic Potentials, Liver Function Test
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Biopsy
Diagnosis > Prognosis
Digestive System Diseases > Liver Diseases > Liver Cirrhosis
Digestive System > Liver
-Journal Repositories > Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
ID Code:1976
Deposited By:Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical scieces Ahmedabad
Deposited On:17 January 2007

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