Ultrasound useful for evaluating liver steatosis

Ultrasound is a reliable alternative to MRI for assessing liver steatosis in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound identifies alcohol-induced liver disease Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? HCC screening boosts survival rate in cirrhosis patients Practice of Ultrasound: Part 13 -- Liver fat and fibrosis
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Conclusions: The constantly increasing prevalence of NAFLD in the general population can contribute to a growing role of NAFLD/NASH in HCC epidemiology. Moreover, some particular challenges specific for patients with liver steatosis may impede proper HCC diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. PMID: 31631714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
We investigated whether ultrasound (US) could quantify steatosis and fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Estimates of fat by gray-scale, hepatorenal index (HRI) and fibrosis by acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) were made using the interquartile range (IQR)/median for ARFI quality. Biopsy was the gold standard. US fat assessment correlated with histologic grade and predicted steatosis. HRI predicted steatosis but did not improve accuracy. ARFI of good quality was highly sensitive toward severe fibrosis.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE:  Clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) is responsible for most of the complications in patients with cirrhosis. Liver stiffness (LS) measurement by vibration-controlled transient elastography (VCTE) is currently used to evaluate CSPH. Bi-dimensional shear wave elastography from General Electric (2D-SWE.GE) has not yet been validated for the diagnosis of PHT. Our aims were to test whether 2D-SWE.GE-LS is able to evaluate CSPH, to determine the reliability criteria of the method and to compare its accuracy with that of VCTE-LS in this clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: &...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research
Conclusion EUS-GBD is safe and efficacious in managing cholecystitis in patients with Child-Pugh A and B cirrhosis who are non-operative candidates. Further studies are needed to determine optimal patient selection and procedural technique. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
In this study, the suitability of scanning approaches for the ASQ-based evaluation of hepatic steatosis was investigated.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
Guangwen Luo1†, Bailiang Li1†, Cailu Yang2†, Yutang Wang1, Xin Bian1, Wan Li1, Fei Liu1 and Guicheng Huo1* 1Key Laboratory of Dairy Science, Ministry of Education, College of Food Science, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China 2Department of Ultrasound, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Dapeng New District, Shenzhen, China Modulating gut microbiota to promote host health is well recognized. Therefore, people consume dietary products containing traditional probiotics in wishing to improve their health, and they need more research-based advices on how to select products with sui...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Abstract Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) makes up 75%-85% of all primary liver cancers and is the fourth most common cause of cancer related death worldwide. Chronic liver disease is the most significant risk factor for HCC with 80%-90% of new cases occurring in the background of cirrhosis. Studies have shown that early diagnosis of HCC through surveillance programs improve prognosis and availability of curative therapies. All patients with cirrhosis and high-risk hepatitis B patients are at risk for HCC and should undergo surveillance. The recommended surveillance modality is abdominal ultrasound (US) given that i...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Authors: Francini-Pesenti F, Querin G, Martini C, Mareso S, Sacerdoti D Abstract Spinal-bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), is an X-linked motor neuron disease caused by a CAG-repeat expansion in the first exon of the androgen receptor gene (AR) on chromosome X. In SBMA, non-neural clinical phenotype includes disorders of glucose and lipid metabolism. We investigated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS), insulin resistance (IR) and non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a group of SBMA patients. Forty-seven consecutive patients genetically diagnosed with SBMA underwent biochemical analyses. In 24 patients ab...
Source: Acta Myologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Myol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A panel combination including routine blood markers linked to insulin resistance showed highest associations with MRI considered as a gold standard for determining liver fat content. This combination of tests can facilitate the diagnosis of early stages of non-alcoholic liver disease thereby avoiding other invasive and expensive methods. PMID: 30662331 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Abstract Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) ranges from simple hepatic steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis. The majority of NAFLD patients do not progress to NASH and their morbidity risk is low. However, clinical and economic burden of the disease is considerable since the prevalence of the disease is estimated as high as 25% of the general population. Liver biopsy remains the current gold standard for diagnosis, despite limitations regarding sampling variability, invasive nature, and high cost. However, numerous non-invasive biomarkers, including mainly serum markers or imaging ...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
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