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World J Hepatol. Mar 27, 2015; 7(3): 607-615
Published online Mar 27, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i3.607
Staging of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis: The role of hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement
Ki Tae Suk, Dong Joon Kim
Ki Tae Suk, Dong Joon Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon 200-704, South Korea
Author contributions: Suk KT and Kim DJ equally contributed to the highlight topic: “Staging of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis - the role of HVPG measurement”.
Supported by A grant from the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, No. NRF-2010-0021482; Cooperative Research Program for Agriculture Science and Technology Development Rural Development Administration, South Korea, No. PJ009859.
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Correspondence to: Dong Joon Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 77 Sakju-ro, Chuncheon 200-704, South Korea.
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Received: August 27, 2014
Peer-review started: August 28, 2014
First decision: November 3, 2014
Revised: December 11, 2014
Accepted: December 29, 2014
Article in press: December 29, 2014
Published online: March 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement has been used in the clinical fields such as diagnosis of fibrosis, risk stratification, preoperative screening for liver resection, monitoring of the efficacy of medical treatment, and assessing the prognosis of liver fibrosis. HVPG measurement, along with monitoring stage the liver fibrosis, will play important roles in the field of chronic liver disease.