Metabolic profiles in patients with chronic hepatitis C: a case-control study.

@article{Hsu2008MetabolicPI,
  title={Metabolic profiles in patients with chronic hepatitis C: a case-control study.},
  author={Ching-Sheng Hsu and Chun-Jen Liu and Chen-Hua Liu and Chien-Jen Chen and M W-Y Lai and Pei-Jer Chen and D. -S. Chen and Jia-Horng Kao},
  journal={Hepatology international},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={250-7}
}
BACKGROUND The clinical implications of metabolic profiles in patients with chronic hepatitis C remain controversial. To study the association of metabolic abnormalities with chronic hepatitis C, we conducted a case-control study with special emphasis on serum lipid pattern, fasting blood glucose, and adiponectin. METHODS We enrolled 500 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 536 sex and age-matched controls. Unadjusted and adjusted associations of demographic and metabolic variables were… CONTINUE READING
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