Insulin resistance is associated with liver stiffness in HIV/HCV co-infected patients.

@article{Merchante2009InsulinRI,
  title={Insulin resistance is associated with liver stiffness in HIV/HCV co-infected patients.},
  author={N Merchante and Antonio Rivero and Ignacio de los Santos-Gil and Dolores Merino and Manuel M{\'a}rquez and Miguel Angel L{\'o}pez-Ruz and Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Ba{\~n}o and Jos{\'e} del Valle and {\'A}ngela Flox Camacho and Jes{\'u}s Sanz-Sanz and Juan Mac{\'i}as and In{\'e}s P{\'e}rez-Camacho and Jes{\'u}s M G{\'o}mez-Mateos and Antonio Moro and Juan Pineda},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 12},
  pages={1654-60}
}
BACKGROUND The factors that influence liver fibrosis progression in patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus (HIV/HCV) are not completely understood. It is not known if insulin resistance (IR), a condition that promotes liver fibrosis in HCV mono-infected individuals, is one of these factors. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between IR and liver stiffness (LS). DESIGN Multicentre cross-sectional study. PATIENTS 330 patients co-infected with HIV/HCV… CONTINUE READING