ImmunoSensation - the immune sensory system

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jan 25.

The effect of hemodialysis on liver stiffness measurement: a single-center series.

Kellner P, Anadol E, Hüneburg R, Hundt F, Bös D, Klein B, Woitas RP, Spengler U, Sauerbruch T, Trebicka J

The noninvasive measurement of liver stiffness using transient elastography (TE) is increasingly being used alongside liver biopsy. However, several conditions may lead to higher liver stiffness values without reflecting more fibrosis. Such conditions (e.g. hepatitis, cholestasis, heart failure, mechanical ventilation) limit the interpretation of liver stiffness measurements. The influence of hemodialysis on the measurement of liver stiffness has not been investigated to date. Here, we analyzed liver stiffness assessed by fibroscan in 17 patients directly before and after a hemodialysis session.

PMID: 23114792