EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner in Type 2 Diabetic Patients Improves Liver Fibrosis as Assessed by Liver Elastography

2017 Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes 125;2 (116-121)

Many obese people with type 2 diabetes develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which may progress to liver fibrosis. EndoBarrier gastrointestinal liner is an innovative interventional treatment option for type 2 diabetic patients, which could affect diabetes associated liver disease. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the effect of 1-year EndoBarrier therapy on liver fibrosis and steatosis. As an indicator of fibrosis, liver stiffness was assessed by liver elastography at baseline, 2 weeks after EndoBarrier implantation and then every 3 months until explantation. 13/19 patients had elevated liver stiffness at baseline, corresponding to liver fibrosis grade 2 to 4. In these patients, liver stiffness reduced significantly during EndoBarrier therapy from 10.4 kPa (IQR 6.0-14.3) at baseline to 5.3 kPa (IQR 4.3-7.7, p

Pubmed : 28008583