Screening diabetic patients for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with controlled attenuation parameter and liver stiffness measurements: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Kwok2016ScreeningDP,
  title={Screening diabetic patients for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with controlled attenuation parameter and liver stiffness measurements: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Raymond Kwok and Kai Chow Choi and Grace Lai-Hung Wong and Yuying Zhang and Henry L. Y. Chan and Andrea On-Yan Luk and Sally She-Ting Shu and Anthony Wing-Hung Chan and Mary Czarinelle Yeung and Juliana C N Chan and Alice P. S. Kong and Vincent Wai-Sun Wong},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 8},
  pages={
          1359-68
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Type 2 diabetes is an important risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but current guidelines provide conflicting recommendations on whether diabetic patients should be screened for NAFLD. We therefore studied the strategy of screening diabetic patients by FibroScan. DESIGN Liver fat and fibrosis were assessed by controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) and liver stiffness measurements (LSM) by FibroScan at a diabetic centre for patients from primary care and… CONTINUE READING
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