High Prevalence of Fatty Liver Disease Among Adolescents, Measured by Transient Elastography

High Prevalence of Fatty Liver Disease Among Adolescents, Measured by Transient Elastography

The prevalence of metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), detected by transient elastography, is alarmingly high among adolescents, researchers report in the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Effective noninvasive strategies are needed to differentiate simple steatosis from progressive forms are urgently needed. With the increasing prevalence of obesity, MAFLD has

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  • What are the Most Accurate Non-invasive Techniques for Measuring Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis?

What are the Most Accurate Non-invasive Techniques for Measuring Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis?

Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is more accurate than transient elastography (TE) in identifying liver fibrosis of stage 1 or more, researchers report in the February issue of Gastroenterology, using biopsy analysis as the standard. They also show that MRI-based proton density fat fraction (MRI-PDFF) analysis is more accurate than TE-based

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  • Does FibroScan Accurately Assess Liver Fibrosis?

Does FibroScan Accurately Assess Liver Fibrosis?

Vibration-controlled transient elastography (VCTE) with FibroScan can provide an accurate assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic viral hepatitis, but operator-related and patient-related factors affect measurements, report 2 articles published in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The lowest levels of variation occur in patients with no

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