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AIM To evaluate the prevalence and determined the common characteristics of patients diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) at the Philippine General Hospital, Manila, from January 1999 to December 2004. METHODS NAFLD was diagnosed in 134 from a total of 1102 patients, based on clinical, ultrasonographic and/or histopathological(More)
The osteoporotic fracture rate in patients with chronic liver disease is approximately twice that of age-matched, control individuals. About 66% of patients with moderately severe cirrhosis and 96% of patients awaiting liver transplantation have vitamin D deficiency. Studies have shown a strong correlation between vitamin D deficiency and bone density,(More)
Cirrhosis is an independent risk factor for the development of osteoporosis. The presence of ascites in patients with cirrhosis may affect the accuracy of bone density measurement in the spine. Twenty cirrhotic patients had bone mineral density (BMD) measurements of the lumbar spine, femoral neck, hip, and total body using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry(More)
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