Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018, Page: 49-54
A Study of Ultrasonography Diagnosis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver and Its Correlation with Obesity, Diabetes and Other Risk Factors
Mwahib Aldosh, Radiological Science Department, Applied Medical College, Najran University, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Received: Dec. 18, 2018;       Accepted: Jan. 5, 2019;       Published: Jan. 28, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20180604.13      View  23      Downloads  15
Objective: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a major hepatic problem in a modern –day, which, refer to a group of conditions where there is accumulation of steatosis in the liver of nonalcoholic people. It is a very common disorder which often asymptomatic. And may associated with many risk factors such as diabetes obesity and other factors. Therefore this study was conducted to determine the correlation between NAFLD and above mentioned condition using ultrasonography investigation, because that the relation of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to these factors are not fully understood. Methods: A total of 250 Sudanese participants screening by abdominal ultrasound were used as the population of this cross-sectional prospective study, 50 out of them diagnosed with NAFLD represented the study sample. The data of the study were obtained in Sudan –Khartoum city in period from July to September 2018. Results data was analyzed to find out the correlation between NAFLD with diabetes, obesity and some other risk factors such as hypertension, elevation of cholesterol level and patient physical activities and participants were included if they didn’t have alcohol intake and their age is 20 years old and above. Statistical descriptive analysis using (SPSS) statistical package for the social sciences program was used to determine the frequency distribution of demographic variables in tables and graphs. Results: The total prevalence result of NAFLD among study population sample achieved 20% percentage and in comparing results of the total number of male and female, the gender distribution reflect that the higher percentage of fatty liver presence in male with (56.00%) percentage more than female with (44.00%) of the study sample, corresponded to maximum age range (40-49) years of group aging in the general sample of the study. Regarding to histologic and/or clinical markers of the study samples, incidence of diabetes, were (40%) with NAFLD and in correlate with patient gender, most of the diabetics are female with (22%) detection. Results for correlation of NAFLD and obesity achieved 78% detection of total study samples. Others Ultrasound results, found that there are correlation with NAFLD and many other risk factors including hypertension, elevation of cholesterol level and patient physical activity. Conclusion: Association with Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with obesity, diabetes in addition to hypertension, elevation of cholesterol level and type of patient activities as have been detected in the recent study, these findings should be taken into consideration when patient counseling and monitoring.
NAFLD, Obesity, Diabetes, Risk Factors, Ultrasound
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Mwahib Aldosh, A Study of Ultrasonography Diagnosis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver and Its Correlation with Obesity, Diabetes and Other Risk Factors, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2018, pp. 49-54. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20180604.13
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