European Academic Research ISSN 2286-4822
ISSN-L 2286-4822
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Article Name :
Prediction of Oesophageal Varices and Its Grades Using the Glycated Albumin to Glycated Haemoglobin (GA/HbA1c) Ratio in Egyptian Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
Author Name :
Noha A. Elnakeeb, Eman El-Sayed, Hosam S Elbaz, Amira I Hamed
Publisher :
Bridge Center
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Abstract :
Many non-invasive methods have been proposed to evaluate the presence and the grade of oesophageal varices (O.Vs). This work aimed to assess the value of GA/HbA1c ratio as a non-invasive predictor of OV and its grading. The study included 45 patients with established liver cirrhosis and oesophageal varices (subdivided into 3 groups according to the O.Vs grade), and 15 non cirrhotic patients as a control group. The history, clinical examination, laboratory investigations, ultrasound examination and Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy were done for all subject & GA/HbA1c ratio was calculated. There was a highly significant difference between patient and control, and between different patients’ subgroups as regard the GA/HbA1c ratio and there was a high positive correlation between the GA/HbA1c ratio and grade of OVs in all patients’ subgroups. These findings are suggestive that the increased GA/HbA1c ratio may be considered as a predictor for presence of O.Vs and its grade.
Keywords :
Glycated albumin, HbA1c, non-invasive predictors, oesophageal varices.

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