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Table 5 Simple linear regression analysis of variables associated with vascular damage indexes (RHI, AIX, PWV and MMSE) in NAFLD subjects with and without NASH

From: Reactive hyperemia index (RHI) and cognitive performance indexes are associated with histologic markers of liver disease in subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): a case control study

Vascular damage indexes Variable NASH No-NASH
B (95% CI) p
PWV  
AIX Kleiner steatosis grade 4.957 (1.385 to 8.529) 0.008
RHI  
MMSE Kleiner balloning grade − 1.344 (− 2.650 to − 0.037) 0.044
  1. Adjusted for BMI, dysilipidemia, hypertension, sex, diabetes and age and cardiovascular diseases