Liver stiffness measurement using acoustic radiation force impulse elastography in overweight and obese patients

2016 Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 44;4 (366-379)

BACKGROUND: Obesity and overweight are global health problems. AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in overweight and obese patients for staging liver fibrosis. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients (mean age: 50 years, 50% male) with body mass index (BMI) >/=25 kg/m(2) (mean BMI: 31 kg/m(2) ) were prospectively enrolled. All patients underwent ARFI elastography and liver biopsy. In 87/97 patients, transient elastography (TE) was performed (M- and XL-probes). Patients were divided into two groups respectively: overweight: BMI /=30 kg/m(2) (n = 26). RESULTS: Acoustic radiation force impulse elastography correlated with liver fibrosis in overweight (r = 0.84, P

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