FATTY LIVER IN THE PATIENTS WITH HYPERLIPIDEMIA, OBESITY AND DIABETES MELLITUS

Admir Candic, Edina Candic, Ajsa Tulumovic, Denijal Tulumovic, Slavko Nikic, Azrija Pasalic

Abstract


Introduction: “The fatty liver” is over collection of fat (triglycerides) inside of the liver cells leads to middle increased liver. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis appears at the patients with pathological level of the lipids in their blood, at the diabetic patients, and at the obese patients. The safest method for diagnosis of the fatty liver is biopsy of the liver, but the ultrasound of the liver is also very objective method for diagnosis. The goal of the research was to find connection between pathological ultrasound of liver (fatty liver) and pathological levels cholesterol, triglycerides, sugar in the blood of all of the patients. The patients and Methods: There were 170 of the patients in the trans-section study (57 of the men (33.50%) and 113 of the women (66.50%). The patients were divided in two groups: a) experimental group with the patients with pathological level of lipids in their blood (32 of the men, and 59 of the women), and b) control group with the patients with normal values of the lipids in their blood (25 of the men, and 54 of the women). Criteria for excluding from research are: the patients under age of 30 years. Cholesterol, triglycerides, sugar, ultrasound of liver was determined in all patients. Results and Discussion: There were 40 of the patients with pathological ultrasound in experimental group, and 11 of the patients with pathological ultrasound in control group (P<0.0001). Conclusion: The patients with pathological levels of lipids in their serum have fatty liver, as a pathological ultrasound finding.

Keywords


Ultrasound of the liver; fatty liver; diabetes; cholesterol; triglycerides

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DOI: 10.5457/ams.v37i1.59