Caracterización de pacientes con enfermedad del hígado graso no alcohólica en un hospital de alta complejidad, Colombia 2013

Claudia Marcela Vanegas R., Camilo Restrepo R., Natalia Vargas G., Andrés Eduardo Marín C., Lina María Martínez S., Carlos Enrique Yepes D., Juan Carlos Restrepo G.

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    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 2% to 8% of the general population. It is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Objective: The objective of this study was to characterize patients with NAFLD who were treated in the Hepatology Department of a 4th level hospital between 2006 and 2011. Methods: This was a descriptive, observational and retrospective study of a population consisting of all patients treated in the hepatology department of a 4th level hospital who had been diagnosed with NAFLD. Patients with other liver diseases were excluded. Data was collected from medical records on a form designed by the researchers. Data were then tabulated and analyzed in SPSS ® version 17.0. Measures of central tendency, position and dispersion were calculated for quantitative variables, and absolute and relative frequencies were calculated for qualitative variables. The Mann-Whitney U test and the and chi-square test were used as appropriate. Results: 58.5% of the sample were female patients. We found that 52.3% of the sample were overweight according to BMI, and 72.1% were diagnosed with fatty liver by ultrasound. Conclusion: We found that most patients with NASH have elevated body mass indices similar to reports published elsewhere.

    Título traducido de la contribuciónCharacterization of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a highly complex colombian hospital in 2013
    Idioma originalEspañol
    Páginas (desde-hasta)342-346
    Número de páginas5
    PublicaciónRevista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia
    EstadoPublicada - 2014

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    © 2014 Asociaciones Colombianas de Gastroenterología, Endoscopia digestiva, Coloproctología y Hepatología.

    Palabras clave

    • Fatty liver
    • Insulin resistance
    • Obesity


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