Association between #statin use and incidence or progression of #osteoarthritis: Meta-analysis of observational studies

..A total of 11 studies (679807 participants) were identified from the systematic literature search. No significant association between statin use and incidence (OR = 1.010; 95% CI: 0.968 to 1.055; P = 0.638) or progression (OR = 1.076; 95% CI: 0.824 to 1.405; P = 0.589) of OA was found in our meta-analysis. The meta-analysis according to the symptomatic or radiological OA also found no … Continue reading Association between #statin use and incidence or progression of #osteoarthritis: Meta-analysis of observational studies

Prediction of liver fibrosis severity in alcoholic liver disease by human microfibrillar‐associated protein 4

Background Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a public health concern that is the cause of half of all cirrhosis‐related deaths. Early detection of fibrosis, ideally in the pre‐cirrhotic stage, is a key strategy for improving ALD outcomes and for preventing progression to cirrhosis. Previous studies identified the blood‐borne marker human microfibrillar‐associated protein 4 (MFAP4) as a biomarker for detection of hepatitis C virus‐related fibrosis.. ..MFAP4 … Continue reading Prediction of liver fibrosis severity in alcoholic liver disease by human microfibrillar‐associated protein 4