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Screening a Patient for Hepatopulmonary Syndrome Using von Willebrand Factor Antigen (vWF-Ag)

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Pulmonology & Critical Care
Gastroenterology

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Description:

Horvartis et al used an elevated von Willebrand Factor antigen (vWF-Ag) to screen patients with cirrhosis for hepatopulmonary syndrome. The authors are from the Medical University of Vienna and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

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