AN ASSESSMENT OF LIVER STIFFNESS MEASUREMENTS INFLUENCING FACTORS AMONG HEPATITIS B INFECTED PATIENTS THROUGH FIBRO SCAN

Dr. Alia Iftkhar. Dr. Sahar Sarwar Dr. Aroosa Ishaque
2019 Zenodo  
Liver biopsy is one of the vital assessments of liver fibrosis which poses very fewer complications with the repeated onset of pain and hypotension. Objectives: The objective of this research was to explore influencing factors of LSM (Liver Stiffness Measurement) reported with the help of Fibro Scan among chronic HBV infected cases. Material and Methods: We carried out this research at Allied Hospital Faisalabad from December 2017 to June 2018 with the permission of the hospital ethical
more » ... tal ethical committee permission and informed consent of the patients. We collected the information from both male and female who were fifty in number. Results: Almost every research elaborates the treatment and progress of Hepatitis infection along with liver fibrosis staging which also depended on the treatment and development of the disease. Liver fibrosis staging is a vital factor which determines the treatment and drug combination. ALT levels are increased through chronic viral infections among hepatitis affected patients which also contributes to the fibrosis development. Conclusion: Among the selected patients, LSM values may only be restricted to increased values of ALT and cutoff values of LSM for every stage of the disease which is differently reported in different studies because of the differences in selected populations and hepatic fibrosis aetiology. Keywords: Liver Biopsy, Liver Fibrosis, Hypotension, Pain, Stiffness, Fibro scan, HBV and Etiology.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3532686 fatcat:t6pan4aw4fbc7jtqehnuzjja2e