Pivtorak K. V.


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Pivtorak K. V.



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Ischemic heart disease and arterial hypertension are aggravating the course of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in terms of both physical and psychosocial health. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is considered as a predictor of cardiovascular disease and one of the diagnostic criteria for early detection of atherosclerotic vascular lesions. The purpose of the studyis to evaluate the effect of endothelial dysfunction on the quality of life in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Object and methods.223 patients with NAFLD were examined. All subjects were divided into 6 groups. 32 patients (20 men and 12 women), representative of their age, family status, and education were examined for comparative analysis of patients with NAFLD. The study of ED was performed by measuring endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in the shoulder artery (D. S. Celermajer, 1992). The verification of the diagnosis of NAFLD was performed in accordance with the recommendations of the unified clinical protocol. The quality of life was assessed by the questionnaire nonspecific for any disease, which reflects changes in the somatic, mental and social state of patients. The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 questionnaire «MOS SF-36»was used. Results and discussion.Quality of life in patients with NAFLD was significantly lower than in healthy individuals, according to all indicators (scales) of the questionnaire. Сomparing the quality of life of patients with NAFLD with the presence of ED and patients with NAFLD without ED, statistically significant lower values (P <0.05) were found concerning physical functioning, role-based functioning, caused by physical condition, general health status, vital activity, social functioning, role-playing, caused by the emotional state and mental health. Conclusions.The quality of life of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is reduced in comparison with the quality of life of healthy individuals. The analysis shows that quality of life was most reduced in patients with liver cirrhosis. The presence of ED significantly reduces the quality of life in all stages of NAFLD.


non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, endothelial dysfunction, quality of life


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«Bulletin of problems biology and medicine» Issue 1 Part 1 (142), 2018 year, 152-155 pages, index UDK 616.36-003.826:616.36-004.2