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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Liver Damage and Atherosclerosis in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

  • Authors: Petta, S.; Marrone, O.; Torres, D.; Buttacavoli, M.; Cammà, C.; Di Marco, V.; Licata, A.; Lo Bue, A.; Parrinello, G.; Pinto, A.; Salvaggio, A.; Tuttolomondo, A.; Craxì, A.; Bonsignore, M.
  • Publication year: 2015
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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We assessed whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and nocturnal hypoxemia are associated with severity of liver fibrosis and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and low prevalence of morbid obesity. Secondary aim was to explore the association of OSA and hypoxemia with NASH and severity of liver pathological changes.