Temporal trends of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-related hepatocellular carcinoma in the veteran affairs population.

@article{Mittal2015TemporalTO,
  title={Temporal trends of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-related hepatocellular carcinoma in the veteran affairs population.},
  author={Sahil Mittal and Yvonne H Sada and Hashem B. El-Serag and Fasiha Kanwal and Zhigang Duan and Sarah L. Temple and Sarah B May and J R Kramer and Peter Anthony Richardson and Jessica A. Davila},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={594-601.e1}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, no systemic studies from the United States have examined temporal trends, HCC surveillance practices, and outcomes of NAFLD-related HCC. METHODS We identified a national cohort of 1500 patients who developed HCC from 2005 through 2010 from Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals. We reviewed patients' full VA medical records; NAFLD was diagnosed based on histologic evidence… CONTINUE READING
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