Fatty Liver in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Patients
Fatty liver is known to be one of the most frequent liver pathologies in IBD patients (35-40%). Despite this fact, there are only few publications that evaluated the prevalence of fatty liver in IBD patients. Moreover, the pathogenesis of this phenomenon in IBD has not been widely investigated.
The paradox of lean patients and fatty liver can be explained by high use of steroids, by rapid weight loss, and by the abundance of TNFα cytokine in IBD patients that causes insulin resistance.
The aim of the study:
To evaluate the frequency of fatty liver in a cohort of IBD patients and to learn its risk factors.
One hundred consecutive IBD patients treated at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center will be recruited.
Patients will fill up a questionnaire regarding their disease, demographic data, other co-morbidities and medications and risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
Each patient will undergo blood examinations in order to assess inflammation, and metabolic status. Fatty liver will be assessed by liver ultra-sonography.
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical center
Not yet recruiting
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00855907
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
An anti-inflammatory agent, structurally related to the SALICYLATES, which is active in INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. It is considered to be the active moiety of SULPHASALAZINE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed)
Technetium Tc 99m Exametazime
A gamma-emitting radionuclide imaging agent used in the evaluation of regional cerebral blood flow and in non-invasive dynamic biodistribution studies and myocardial imaging. It has also been used to label leukocytes in the investigation of inflammatory bowel diseases.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Chronic, non-specific inflammation of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Etiology may be genetic or environmental. This term includes CROHN DISEASE and ULCERATIVE COLITIS.
Leukocyte L1 Antigen Complex
A member of the S-100 protein family that is present at high levels in the blood and interstitial fluid in several infectious, inflammatory, and malignant disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis. It is a complex of a light chain (CALGRANULIN A) and a heavy chain (CALGRANULIN B). L1 binds calcium through an EF-hand motif, and has been shown to possess antimicrobial activity.
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