Wan, F and Pan, F and Ayonrinde, OT and Adams, LA and Mori, TA and Beilin, LJ and O'Sullivan, TA and Olynyk, JK and Oddy, WH, Validation of fatty liver disease scoring systems for ultrasound diagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents, Digestive and Liver Disease pp. 1-7. ISSN 1590-8658 (2020) [Refereed Article]
Methods: Seventeen-year-old adolescents (n = 899), participating in the Raine Study, attended a cross-sectional follow-up. NAFLD was diagnosed using liver ultrasound. Scores for Fatty liver index (FLI), Hepatic Steatosis Index (HSI) and Zhejiang University index (ZJU index) were calculated. Diagnostic accuracy of these diagnostic tests was evaluated through discrimination and calibration.
Results: NAFLD was diagnosed 9% in males and 15% in females. The three scoring systems demonstrated better discrimination performance for NAFLD in males (AUC was FLI:0.82, HSI: 0.83 and ZJU index: 0.83) compared to females (AUC was FLI: 0.67, HSI: 0.67 and ZJU index: 0.67). Suprailiac skinfold performed better than the scoring systems (overall AUC: 0.82; male AUC:0.88; female AUC:0.73). FLI had best calibration performance.
Conclusion: Suprailiac skinfold thickness was a better predictor of ultrasound-diagnosed NAFLD than the three diagnostic scoring systems investigated. The higher performance characteristics of the algorithmic scoring systems in males compared with females may have implications for use in population assessments.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||adolescents, calibration plot, fatty liver/ultrasonography, ROC Curve, The Raine Study|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical sciences|
|Research Field:||Gastroenterology and hepatology|
|Objective Group:||Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)|
|Objective Field:||Adolescent health|
|UTAS Author:||Wan, F (Mr Fuzhen Wan)|
|UTAS Author:||Pan, F (Dr Feng Pan)|
|UTAS Author:||Oddy, WH (Professor Wendy Oddy)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||4|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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