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Characteristics of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis who develop hepatocellular carcinoma.
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PMID:  21320639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can progress to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aimed to characterize the clinical features of NASH patients with HCC. METHODS: In a cross-sectional multicenter study in Japan, we examined 87 patients (median age 72 years, 62% male) with histologically proven NASH who developed HCC. The clinical data were collected at the time HCC was diagnosed. RESULTS: Obesity (body mass index ≥25 kg/m2), diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension were present in 54 (62%), 51 (59%), 24 (28%), and 47 (55%) patients, respectively. In non-tumor liver tissues, the degree of fibrosis was stage 1 in 10 patients (11%), stage 2 in 15 (17%), stage 3 in 18 (21%), and stage 4 (i.e., liver cirrhosis) in 44 (51%). The prevalence of cirrhosis was significantly lower among male patients (21 of 54; 39%), compared with female patients (23 of 33; 70%) (P = 0.008). CONCLUSIONS: Most patients with NASH who develop HCC are men; the patients have a high rates of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Male patients appear to develop HCC at a less advanced stage of liver fibrosis than female patients.
Kohichiroh Yasui; Etsuko Hashimoto; Yasuji Komorizono; Kazuhiko Koike; Shigeki Arii; Yasuharu Imai; Toshihide Shima; Yoshihiro Kanbara; Toshiji Saibara; Takahiro Mori; Sumio Kawata; Hirofumi Uto; Shiro Takami; Yoshio Sumida; Toshinari Takamura; Miwa Kawanaka; Takeshi Okanoue;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-7714     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101160775     Medline TA:  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 AGA Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
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