Relationship Between Aspartate Aminotransferase-to-Platelet Ratio Index and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Obese Adolescents with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


Sert A., Pirgon O. , Aypar E., Yilmaz H., Dundar B.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.5, no.3, pp.182-188, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcrpe.891
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-188

Abstract

Objective: There is increasing evidence for an association between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in obese adolescents with NAFLD.