Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Is the Fastest Growing Cause of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Liver Transplant Candidates


Younossi Z., Stepanova M., Ong J. P. , Jacobson I. M. , Bugianesi E., Duseja A., ...More

CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, vol.17, no.4, pp.748-758, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.05.057
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.748-758
  • Keywords: Transplant Waitlist, UNOS, OPTN, Mortality, Liver Cancer, NAFLD, FATTY LIVER, CRYPTOGENIC CIRRHOSIS, UNITED-STATES, GLOBAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, NASH-CIRRHOSIS, DISEASE, ASSOCIATION, MORTALITY, CANCER, RISK

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Although hepatitis B and C have been the main drivers of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has recently become an important cause of HCC. The aim of this study was to assess the causes of HCC among liver transplant (LT) candidates in the United States.