Chronic Kidney Disease and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Proven by Transient Elastography

2013 Kidney & blood pressure research 37;4-5 (305-310)

Background/Aim: Preliminary data suggest an association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim of this study was to further investigate the association between NAFLD and decreased kidney function. Methods: A total of 62 patients with CKD were enrolled in the study. Liver stiffness was used to detect liver fibrosis and CAP (controlled attenuation parameter) was used to detect and quantify liver steatosis (Fibroscan(R)). NAFLD was defined by CAP values >/=238 dB.m-1. Results: CKD stage III was present in 29 patients (46.8%) and CKD stage IV in 33 patients (53.2%). Out of 62 CKD patients 53 (85.5%) had NAFLD and of these 14/53 patients (26.4%) had also liver stiffness >7 kPa. The severity of liver steatosis was positively correlated with serum creatinine (r=0.399;p

Pubmed : 24029696