Screening for hepatic fibrosis and steatosis in Turkish patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A transient elastography study

DEMİR M., Deyneli O., YILMAZ Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.30, no.3, pp.266-270, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2018.18559
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-270
  • Keywords: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, fibroscan, prevalence, obesity, metabolic syndrome, FATTY LIVER-DISEASE, CONTROLLED ATTENUATION PARAMETER, ASSOCIATION, PREVALENCE, ULTRASOUND, DIAGNOSIS
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Background/Aims: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is highly prevalent in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential usefulness of transient elastography (TE), which is a technique that allows measuring both fibrosis and liver fat content simultaneously, as a screening tool for hepatic involvement in Turkish patients with T2DM.