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Author Topic: Australian fibroscan readings  (Read 9029 times)

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Offline HazelAustralia

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Australian fibroscan readings
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:46:21 am »
Hi all,

Well I just threw out my first empty box - four weeks down.
The end of the second week and last week were pretty bad with muscle fatigue,
and anaemia but I was back at work today and feeling lots better.

Can anyone tell me what the measurement scale is for fibroscan tests in Australian.
I am reading f3, f4 etc. on other people's signatures.

My gastroenterologist provided it on a scale of 1-10. He said "under 5 we usually say no damage. You are a 6, at 6, we don't know, there could be damage, maybe not." So I have no idea what that means.

Hope you're all having an easy day or night of it,

all the best,

Hazel

Female age 53
Australia
Contracted in the 1980's
Genotype 1A
VL 314k

Started treatment with Veikira Pak and Ribaviron on Thursday 17th December 2015
NOT DETECTED, End of Treatment, 16th March 2016

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 10:22:54 am »
I've only seen fibroscans measured numerically in I think kpas. My specialist says anything under 13 is not cirrhotic. Fibrosis ranges from 7 or 8 upwards I think but don't quote me on that. Fibroscan measurement is different to Child-Pugh.
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 01:28:39 pm »
Hazel, now that your countrywoman Philly has confirmed that Australia also uses the kPa (kiloPascals) rating, I suspect your specialist was just trying to simplify things for you by placing your result on a 1-10 scale. Find out what the kPa number was, then use the color-coded chart on this web page:
http://hepatitiscnewdrugresearch.com/fibroscan-results-the-scoring-card.html

-hope your day back at work didn't wear you out.

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline HazelAustralia

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 03:57:19 am »
Thanks both,

"My countrywoman" - I like that: jodhpurs, akubra hat, horse, up in that there great dividing range, while I'm down the tail end of the range (it's a big country, as they say): jodphurs, akubra hat, goat.

!

Hazel
Female age 53
Australia
Contracted in the 1980's
Genotype 1A
VL 314k

Started treatment with Veikira Pak and Ribaviron on Thursday 17th December 2015
NOT DETECTED, End of Treatment, 16th March 2016

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 09:55:46 am »
I'm actually in Boston at the moment!
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 09:57:01 am »
Warm leggings, long sleeved shirt, woolen tunic, scarf, down jacket, coat and gloves.
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 07:21:48 pm »
Hi Hazel
I was originally diagnosed with cirrhosis (F4) with a liver biopsy 01/08

Just in case my insurance needed something more recent my doctor did a fibroscan Sept 2014 and my score just for a reference point for you was 27

I suspect you are much lower than that. If he was referring to the scale used on the chart at 6 that would put you at about F0 to F1

So no worries

I had jodhpurs when I was a young teen but we call them riding breeches :)
« Last Edit: January 14, 2016, 07:23:47 pm by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline HazelAustralia

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 07:53:09 pm »
Boston! Good to hear Philly.
Wyeth country, Plath country (can't think of anyone else offhand).
Enjoying?

Hazel
Female age 53
Australia
Contracted in the 1980's
Genotype 1A
VL 314k

Started treatment with Veikira Pak and Ribaviron on Thursday 17th December 2015
NOT DETECTED, End of Treatment, 16th March 2016

Offline HazelAustralia

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2016, 07:55:42 pm »
Hi Lynn,

Riding breeches! Do you still ride?
Yes, I think in context my fibroscan figure is very low, so I'm lucky.

Cheers

Hazel
Female age 53
Australia
Contracted in the 1980's
Genotype 1A
VL 314k

Started treatment with Veikira Pak and Ribaviron on Thursday 17th December 2015
NOT DETECTED, End of Treatment, 16th March 2016

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Australian fibroscan readings
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2016, 11:01:20 pm »
Nope haven't been on a horse in years
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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