Association between nonalcoholic liver disease and chronic kidney disease: an ultrasound analysis from NHANES 1988-1994.

@article{Sirota2012AssociationBN,
  title={Association between nonalcoholic liver disease and chronic kidney disease: an ultrasound analysis from NHANES 1988-1994.},
  author={Jeffrey C. Sirota and Kim K. McFann and Giovanni Targher and Michel B. Chonchol and Diana I. Jalal},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={466-71}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been proposed to contribute to chronic kidney disease (CKD) independently of traditional cardiometabolic risk factors. We hypothesized that NAFLD is associated with CKD and that greater severity of NAFLD is associated with higher odds of CKD. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis of 11,469 adults who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1988-1994. NAFLD was defined by ultrasonographic detection… CONTINUE READING