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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered the hepatic manifestation of insulin resistance [IR]. However, a significant proportion of NAFLD patients are devoid of IR. Is NAFLD sans IR a different entity? The aim of the study was to compare the anthropometric, metabolic, biochemical, ultrasonography, and histological profile(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Data on normal stool form and frequency, which are important for defining constipation, are scanty; hence, we studied these in an eastern Indian population. METHODS One thousand and two hundred apparently healthy asymptomatic subjects were evaluated for predominant stool form (Bristol chart with descriptor) and frequency. Data on(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as the commonest hepatic problem in both developed and developing countries. This study was conducted to delineate the clinical profile of incidentally detected NAFLD patients. METHODS A retrospective analysis of clinical, biochemical and histological parameters was performed for 632(More)
Aminotransferase assay is often used as a screening test as well as an endpoint for resolution of disease in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship of transaminase level with metabolic variables and histology in NAFLD. Single center observational study was conducted in a gastroenterology clinic at Cuttack(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS NAFLD has today emerged as the leading cause of liver disorder. There is scanty data on risk factors associated with NAFLD emanating from India. The present study was conducted to identify the risk factors associated with NAFLD. METHODS 464 consecutive NAFLD patients and 181 control patients were subjected to detailed questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND Although liver biopsy remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [NAFLD], many non-invasive markers of liver fibrosis have recently been proposed and assessed as surrogates of liver biopsy. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate the degree of liver fibrosis by different non-invasive fibrosis scoring systems and to(More)
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