Methods: Adult patients enrolled in one of the NASH CRN studies with 2 or more biopsies (excluding active treatment arms of the PIVENS study) at least a year apart were included. Laboratory and anthropometric data was included if available within 6 months of biopsy. All biopsies underwent blinded consensus review. Fibrosis progression/regression was defined as any worsening/improvement in fibrosis stage. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were used to assess association with fibrosis progression. Results: 359 patients (mean age 47 years,
64% female) had at least 2 biopsies, with a mean time between biopsies of 4.4 years (range 1 to 17.3).128 showed fibrosis progression and 103 showed regression.181 patients had laboratory data available http://www.selleckchem.com/products/Deforolimus.html at baseline. Using any degree of fibrosis progression as the outcome, only ballooning (O. R.0.67), Mallory-Denk bodies (O. R.2.4), and Caucasian race (O. R.3.4) showed significant associations (p<0.05) in multivariate models. We therefore examined the changes in laboratory data and BMI from first to last biopsy (Table) adjusting for baseline values in 169 patients with paired clinical data. While changes in BMI and transaminases were significant in the univariate model, only worsening transaminase levels were associated with fibrosis progression in the multivariate model. Conclusion: The natural history of NAFLD is complex, with both improvement and worsening observed in
a mean four year interval. Baseline histologic, demographic, anthropometric and laboratory
see more data were of little value in predicting fibrosis progression, but increased transaminases and BMI from first to last biopsy were associated with fibrosis progression. Univariate Multivariate Characteristic O. R. 95% CI P O. R. 95% CI P A BMI (kg/m2) 1.19 1.03-1.36 0.02 1.14 0.97-1.34 0.11 AALT(U/L/10) 1.18 1.05-1.33 0.004 1.20 1.04-1.38 0.01 A AST (U/L/10) 1.35 1.14-1.59 <0.001 A Aik phos (U/L/10) 1.17 0.98-1.40 0.08 1.09 0.89-1.33 0.43 A Triglycerides (mg/dL/10) 1.01 0.99-1.04 0.38 1.01 0.99-1.04 0.27 A Glucose (mg/dL/10) 1.08 0.98-1.18 0.10 A Insulin 上海皓元 (μU/mL/10) 1.04 0.91-1.19 0.54 A HOMA-IR (log) 1.02 0.98-1.06 0.36 1.00 0.96-1.05 0.86 Disclosures: Elizabeth M. Brunt – Speaking and Teaching: Geneva Foundation Kris V. Kowdley – Advisory Committees or Review Panels: Abbott, Gilead, Merck, Novartis, Vertex; Grant/Research Support: Abbott, Beckman, Boeringer Ingelheim, BMS, Gilead Sciences, Ikaria, Janssen, Merck, Mochida, Vertex Arun J. Sanyal – Advisory Committees or Review Panels: Gore, Gilead, Abbott, Ikaria; Consulting: Salix, Immuron, Exhalenz, Bayer-Onyx, Genentech, Norgine, GalMed, Novartis, Echosens, Takeda; Grant/Research Support: Salix, Genentech, Genfit, Intercept, Ikaria, Takeda, Gilead; Independent Contractor: UpToDate Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri – Advisory Committees or Review Panels: Genentech, Nimbus Discovery The following people have nothing to disclose: David E.