Screening for Liver Fibrosis by Using Non-invasive Methods in Patients With Diabetes. A Prospective Study (DIABSCAN)
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The aim of this study is to evaluate liver fibrosis using FibroScan and biochemical markers in patients with diabetes.
Condition or disease
Patients with diabetes are at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) leading to advanced fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. However, liver fibrosis screening in this large population needs non-invasive methods. Recently, FibroScan was shown to be a good method for the diagnosis of advanced fibrosis in NAFLD patients. We examined the efficacy of a screening strategy with a noninvasive fibrosis biomarker (FibroTest) and transient elastography (FibroScan) in patients with diabetes.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with diabetes
Male or female subjects
More than 18 years of age
Patients with Diabetes
Written informed consent
Patients refusing to participate to the study and to provide written informed consent