Using non-invasive biomarkers to identify hepatic fibrosis in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Edinburgh type 2 diabetes study

Morling, Joanne R. and Fallowfield, Jonathan A. and Guha, Indra Neil and Nee, Lisa D. and Glancy, Stephen and Williamson, Rachel M. and Robertson, Christine M. and Strachan, Mark W.J. and Price, Jackie F. (2014) Using non-invasive biomarkers to identify hepatic fibrosis in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Edinburgh type 2 diabetes study. Journal of Hepatology, 60 (2). pp. 384-391. ISSN 1600-0641

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Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is difficult to determine the different stages of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease without the use of invasive liver biopsy. In this study we investigated five non-invasive biomarkers used previously to detect hepatic fibrosis and determined the level of agreement between them in order to inform future research.

METHODS: In the Edinburgh Type 2 Diabetes Study, a population-based cohort aged 60-74 years with type 2 diabetes, 831 participants underwent ultrasound assessment for fatty liver and had serum aspartate aminotransferase to alanine aminotransferase ratio (AST/ALT), aspartate to platelet ratio index (APRI), European Liver Fibrosis panel (ELF), Fibrosis-4 Score (FIB4) and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) measured.

RESULTS: Literature based cut-offs yielded marked differences in the proportions of the cohort with probable liver fibrosis in the full cohort. Agreement between the top 5% of the distribution for each biomarker pair was poor. APRI and FIB4 had the best positive agreement at 76.4%, but agreement for all of the other serum biomarker pairs was between 18% and 34%. Agreement with LSM was poor (9-16%).

CONCLUSIONS: We found poor correlation between the five biomarkers of liver fibrosis studied. Using the top 5% of each biomarker resulted in good agreement on the absence of advanced liver disease but poor agreement on the presence of advanced disease. Further work is required to validate these markers against liver biopsy and to determine their predictive value for clinical liver-related endpoints, in a range of different low and high risk population groups.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/722686
Keywords: Aged; Alanine Transaminase; Aspartate Aminotransferases; Biomarkers; Cohort studies; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Elasticity imaging techniques; Fatty Liver; Liver Cirrhosis; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; Platelet count; Predictive value of tests
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2013.10.017
Depositing User: Claringburn, Tara
Date Deposited: 23 May 2018 11:57
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:42
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51981

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