Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 21st, 2003
According to a study from Spain, "better knowledge of the risk factors associated with the appearance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) could improve the efficacy of surveillance programs."
"A total of 463 patients aged 40 to 65 years with liver cirrhosis in Child-Pugh class A or B were included in a program of early diagnosis. The predictive value of different risk factors was evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression model," said researchers.
"Thirty-eight patients developed HCC. In the multivariate analysis, 4 variables showed an...
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