Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Influence of Statin Therapy

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : September 12, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2016
Information provided by:
Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Brief Summary:


  1. To determine the prevalence of fatty liver in a cohort of patients hospitalized with chest pain in the Cardiology department.
  2. To assess the effect of statins on the prevalence of fatty liver by a cross sectional survey of patients hospitalized with chest pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Procedure: Ultrasound to demonstrate existence of fatty liver Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Consecutive patients hospitalized with chest pain will be recruited at the cardiology department. Patients with an inflammatory condition, recent infection or history of alcoholism will be excluded. After signing an informed consent each patient will undergo an ultrasound examination for diagnosis of fatty liver. Information regarding BMI, hypertension and use of medications will be collected on each patient. Blood samples for fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1C, lipid profile, ESR, and CRP and liver function tests will be collected from each participant. Prevalence of fatty liver in patients who have been taking statins for 6 months or more statins will be compared to patients who have been taking statins for a lesser period and to those who do have not taken statins using a multivariate regression analysis.

Serum samples will be frozen and kept for future ongoing research.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Study Start Date : September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiology patient
  • Age above 18

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age below 18

Publications: Identifier: NCT00375349     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20173CTIL
First Posted: September 12, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Keywords provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:
fatty liver

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Diseases
Fatty Liver
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Digestive System Diseases