Evidence for liver injury in the setting of obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={Evidence for liver injury in the setting of obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Thomas J. Byrne and James M. Parish and Virend A Somers and B A Aqel and Jorge Rakela},
  journal={Annals of hepatology},
  volume={11 2},
INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are both strongly associated with obesity. Whether OSA is an independent risk factor for liver injury is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To assess the hypothesis that OSA is associated with liver injury independent of obesity. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the histories of 73 consecutive patients referred to a hospital-based sleep lab because of suspected OSA. OSA was determined to be present if the apnea… CONTINUE READING


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