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2022 Aug

JGH Open



Cumulative risk of developing a new symptom in patients with primary biliary cholangitis and its impact on prognosis.


Kimura N, Setsu T, Arao Y, Sakai N, Watanabe Y, Abe H, Kamimura H, Sakamaki A, Yokoo T, Kamimura K, Tsuchiya A, Osaki A, Igarashi K, Waguri N, Yanagi M, Takahashi T, Sugitani S, Kobayashi Y, Takamura M, Yoshikawa A, et al.
JGH Open. 2022 Aug; 6(8):577-586.
PMID: 35928695.


Symptoms of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) frequently impair one's quality of life (QOL). Nonetheless, with improved treatment, the prognosis of PBC also improves. QOL plays an important role in patients with PBC. In this study, we aimed to reevaluate the transition of new symptom development in PBC and its predictive factors.