In a study published by Surg Obes Relat Dis, a journal for surgery for obesity and related diseases, the role of the Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) in morbidly obese individuals was explored. The goal was to assess the utility of CAP for assessment of hepatic steatosis in morbidly obese individuals and evaluate the effect of bariatric surgery on hepatic steatosis and fibrosis.
Through the examination of 124 patients, it was determined that LSM and CAP are feasible and accurate at diagnosing advanced fibrosis and severe hepatic steatosis in morbidly obese individuals. Bariatric surgery is associated with significant improvement in LSM, CAP, steatohepatitis, and fibrosis.
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