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J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2019 Mar 28;7(1):3-8. doi: 10.14218/JCTH.2018.00036. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

A Meta-analysis of the Value of vWF in the Diagnosis of Liver Cirrhosis with Portal Hypertension.

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1
Department of Infectious Disease, General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia, China.
2
Department of Gastroenterology, Municipal Hospital Affiliated to Xuchang, Xuchang, Henan, China.

Abstract

Background and Aims: Studies have indicated that serum von Willebrand factor (vWF) has a positive correlation with hepatic venous pressure gradient. However, information on the value of vWF in the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension has been lacking. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the value of vWF in the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension. Methods: Studies that analyzed the sensitivity, specificity, diagnostic odds ratio combined with likelihood ratios and test for heterogeneity of vWF in the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension were found in the Cochrane Library, Ovid, VOS-SCI, CNKI, PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, CMB and Wanfang databases. In the end, the data was used to draw the summary receiver operating characteristic curve and to calculate the area under the curve. Results: Four studies involving 662 patients were analyzed. The results showed that serum vWF in liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension were significantly higher than in those without portal hypertension. Sensitivity combined was 0.823 (95% CI: 0.788, 0.855). Specificity combined was 0.782 (95% CI: 0.708, 0.845). +LR combined was 3.777 (95% CI: 2.794, 5.107). -LR combined was 0.221 (95% CI: 0.180, 0.272). Diagnostic odds ratio combined was 18.347 (95% CI: 11.725, 28.708). The area under the curve was 0.8896. Conclusions: Serum vWF can be used as an effective and feasible method for noninvasive diagnosis of liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension. However, further studies are still needed to evaluate the severity of liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension.

KEYWORDS:

HVPG; Liver cirrhosis; Portal hypertension; vWF

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The authors have no conflict of interests related to this publication.

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