The relation between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and carotid intima-media thickness in Egyptian patients

This study was designed to assess the correlation between NAFLD as a cardiovascular risk factor and carotid atherosclerosis. Patients and methods A hospital-based case–control analytical study was conducted on 60 participants who were divided into three groups as follows. Group I included 20 diabetic patients with NAFLD. Group II included 20 nondiabetic patients with NAFLD. Group III included 20 healthy participants who served as a control group. The right and left carotid intima-media thickness (CIMTs) and their maximum reading (CIMTmax) was measured by a skilled sonographer blind to the groups. Pelviabdominal ultrasound was performed for all participants, and the sonographic grading of the NAFLD was determined in groups I and II. Histological grading of hepatic steatosis was done by liver biopsy in groups I and II. Results In comparison with the control group, the median CIMTmax was significantly higher in group I and group II (P
Source: Egyptian Liver Journal - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original articles Source Type: research

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