Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Liver biopsy is a type of surgical procedure which is done for the diagnosis of any kind of disease related to the liver such as liver cirrhosis, jaundice, Hemochromatosis etc. There are three types of liver biopsy- Percutaneous biopsy, Transvenous biopsy, Laparoscopic biopsy.
Liver biopsy is often used to diagnose the cause of chronic liver disease that results in elevated liver tests or an enlarged liver. If the diagnosis is known, such as hepatitis C, then the main reason for a liver biopsy is to determine whether the patient has a progressive disease. Mainly liver biopsy is very rarely used to treat any other disease than liver cancer. Patients who have undergone liver transplantation often require numerous liver biopsies in the early weeks to months following the surgery to allow accurate diagnosis of whether the new liver is being rejected or whether other problems have developed. However it is a potential method know n for such situation but it is associated with few complications as well.
Last date updated on September, 2014