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Serologic predictors of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in population undergoing bariatric surgery.
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PMID:  21865094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is common in the morbidly obese. It is a condition that can lead to progressive fibrosis and cirrhosis. We determined the prevalence in a population undergoing bariatric surgery and evaluated the possible serologic predictors before the development of fibrosis. METHODS: Liver biopsies were taken from 370 consecutive patients who were undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery. The clinical and biochemical parameters were then assessed for correlation with the histologic features of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. RESULTS: Of the 370 patients, 68 (18%) were found to have NASH. Increased insulin resistance, alanine transaminase, and total bilirubin were independently associated with the presence of NASH. The presence of ≥2 of the 3 provided the best combination of sensitivity (.71) and specificity (.71) for predicting NASH. CONCLUSION: Increased insulin resistance, alanine transaminase, and total bilirubin are serologic predictors for the presence of NASH before the development of fibrosis.
Jacob Chisholm; Yosuke Seki; James Toouli; Jurgen Stahl; Jane Collins; Lilian Kow
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-7533     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101233161     Medline TA:  Surg Obes Relat Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre and Adelaide Bariatric Centre, South Australia, Australia.
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