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Non-invasive diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Opened Access Non-invasive diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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Autor: Gallego Duran, Rocío
Director: Romero Gómez, Manuel
Fecha: 2017-09-26
Tipo de documento: Tesis Doctoral
Resumen: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become one of the top concerns for the practising hepato-gastroenterologist due to the obesity epidemic and its potential to progress to an advanced liver disease that significantly impacts on overall and liver-related mortality. Due to the rapidly advancing epidemics of obesity and diabetes, a large segment of the population is at risk for NAFLD. Particularly worrisome is the emergence of NAFLD or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with a significant fibrotic disease in developing countries, even in patients of normal or underweight. A critical issue in patients with NAFLD is the differentiation of NASH from simple steatosis (SS). It is then of particular importance to identify NASH patients as they are at greatest risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and complications such as cirrhosis, liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma. There is a need, in NAFLD management, to develop non-invasive methods to detect NASH and t...
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Cita: Gallego Duran, R. (2017). Non-invasive diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.. (Tesis Doctoral Inédita). Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla.
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