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ANTONINO TUTTOLOMONDO

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

  • Autori: Petta, S.; Marrone, O.; Torres, D.; Buttacavoli, M.; Camma', C.; DI MARCO, V.; Licata, A.; LO BUE, A.; Parrinello, G.; Pinto, A.; Salvaggio, A.; Tuttolomondo, A.; Craxi, A.; Bonsignore, M.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/159271

Abstract

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.