标题：A noninvasive model to predict liver histology in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B with alanine aminotransferase 2upper limit of normal
作者：Gao, Shuai; Li, Xin-You; Fan, Yu-Chen; Sun, Feng-Kai; Han, Li-Yan; Li, Feng; Ji, Xiang-Fen; Wang, Kai
作者机构：[Gao, Shuai; Li, Xin-You; Fan, Yu-Chen; Sun, Feng-Kai; Han, Li-Yan; Li, Feng; Ji, Xiang-Fen; Wang, Kai] Shandong Univ, Dept Hepatol, Qilu Hosp, Wenhua 更多
通讯作者：Wang, K;Wang, K
通讯作者地址：[Wang, K]Shandong Univ, Dept Hepatol, Qilu Hosp, Wenhuaxi Rd 107, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China;[Wang, K]Shandong Univ, Inst Hepatol, Wenhua 更多
来源：JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY
关键词：chronic hepatitis B; liver biopsy; liver histology; noninvasive model
摘要：Background and AimLiver biopsy remains the gold standard to evaluate liver histology. However, it has several limitations. This study aims to construct a noninvasive model to predict liver histology for commencing antiviral therapy in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) with aminotransferase (ALT) 2 upper limit of normal (ULN).; MethodsTwo hundred and ninety-eight patients with HBeAg-positive CHB, ALT 2ULN and HBV-DNA 20000IU/ml were enrolled and randomly divided into a training group and a validation group. A noninvasive model was constructed in the training group to predict significant liver histological change [necroinflammatory activity grade (G) 2 or fibrosis stage (S) 2] and then validated in the validation group.; ResultsAspartate aminotransferase, HBsAg, platelet, and albumin were identified as independent predictors. A model was constructed by them. It had an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of 0.875 in the training group, 0.858 in the validation group and 0.868 in the entire cohort. Using a cut-off point of -0.96, it showed 93% sensitivity, 90% negative predictive value (NPV) in the training group and 95% sensitivity, 94% NPV in the validation group. Using a cut-off point of 0.96, it showed 95% specificity, 91% positive predictive value (PPV) in the training group and 89% specificity, 80% PPV in the validation group.; ConclusionsThis study constructed a noninvasive model to predict liver histology in HBeAg-positive CHB with ALT 2ULN, which might reduce the clinical need for liver biopsy.