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Biomarkers. 2013 Nov;18(7):607-13. doi: 10.3109/1354750X.2013.838305. Epub 2013 Sep 16.

A novel noninvasive index for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: a pilot study.

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Department of Medicine, Second Medical Clinic .

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The potential development of a noninvasive marker predicting nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

METHODS:

Thirty patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were evaluated by numerous anthropometric, clinical and biochemical parameters.

RESULTS:

Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT; p = 0.027), log (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) (ESR; p = 0.034) and homocysteine (p = 0.041) were associated with NASH independently from gender, age and body mass index. When combined, the regression model provided R(2) = 0.563 (p = 0.001) and area under the ROC curve = 0.873 ± 0.066 (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION:

This noninvasive marker, named HSENSI (acronym of homocysteine, SGOT, ESR, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Index), consists of three low cost, easily measurable parameters and may accurately predict NASH.

PMID:
24041134
DOI:
10.3109/1354750X.2013.838305
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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