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BACKGROUND There have been few reports on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and the natural history of NASH. Accordingly, we assessed the clinical features of HCC in NASH, the risk factors for HCC, and natural history of NASH with advanced fibrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS There were 34 NASH patients with HCC and 348 NASH(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Ethnic differences in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are well-documented, but there has been no study on the prognosis of Japanese NASH patients with cirrhosis. Accordingly, we compared cirrhotic NASH with liver cirrhosis caused by chronic hepatitis C (LC-C) to clarify its clinical features and define the risk factors for death. (More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was performed to clarify the ability of ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) to detect steatosis and advanced fibrosis in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients, and to assess the influence of steatosis, fibrosis, and obesity on the radiological detection of steatosis and advanced fibrosis. METHODS One(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to clarify the outcomes and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in comparison with the data for HCC caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS Data for 34 NASH patients with HCC (NASH-HCC) were analyzed prospectively, and data for 56 age- and sex-matched patients(More)
Stomach cancer can occur during chronic inflammation from Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection, and its occurrence can be suppressed by eradication of HP. However, the effects of suppressing stomach cancer by HP eradication are limited, and the cancer is known to recur even after eradication of this infection. Here, we report the case of a 56-year-old male(More)
AIM Ornithine carbamoyltransferase (OCT) is reported to be a liver-specific marker for the evaluation of hapatocellular damage. In this study, we investigated its clinical significance in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS Serum OCT levels were measured by the ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) method. One hundred and twenty patients(More)
AIM Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is considered to be a manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Because prevalence and severity of metabolic syndrome are different according to ages, gender and ethnic group, it is speculated that the clinicopathological features of NASH may also vary in relation to these factors. The present study was performed to(More)
BACKGROUND Biomarker for usefulness in diagnosing advanced fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is expected. In order to discover novel biomarkers for NAFLD and its pathogenesis, we performed matabolomics screening. METHODS (1) The initial cohort was 44 NAFLD patients. (2) This validation cohort was 105 NAFLD patients, 26 primary biliary(More)
AIM To clarify the usefulness of colestimide in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with hyperlipidemia. METHODS In an open-label randomized controlled trial, 17 NASH patients with hyperlipidemia received colestimide (3 g/day) for 24 weeks. There were 21 control patients. All patients received lifestyle modification therapy. Efficacy was(More)
OBJECTIVE Ornithine carbamoyltransferase (OCT) is a liver-specific mitochondrial matrix enzyme and potential biomarker of liver fibrosis. This study investigated the OCT levels in patients with chronic liver disease with or without cirrhosis in order to assess the usefulness of OCT as a biomarker of cirrhosis. METHODS The subjects included 440 Japanese(More)