Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 21, 2020; 26(47): 7538-7549
Published online Dec 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i47.7538
Towards an evaluation of alcoholic liver cirrhosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients with hematological scales
Agata Michalak, Halina Cichoż-Lach, Małgorzata Guz, Joanna Kozicka, Marek Cybulski, Witold Jeleniewicz, Andrzej Stepulak
Agata Michalak, Halina Cichoż-Lach, Joanna Kozicka, Department of Gastroenterology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin 20-954, Jaczewskiego 8, Poland
Małgorzata Guz, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin 20-093, Chodźki 3, Poland
Marek Cybulski, Witold Jeleniewicz, Andrzej Stepulak, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Univeristy of Lublin, Lublin 20-093, Chodźki 3, Poland
Author contributions: Michalak A and Cichoż-Lach H designed and coordinated the study; Guz M, Kozicka A and Jeleniewicz W performed the experiments, acquired and analyzed data; Cybulski M and Stepulak A interpreted the data; Michalak A and Cichoż-Lach H wrote the manuscript; all authors approved the final version of the article.
Institutional review board statement: The local ethics committee of the Medical University of Lublin approved the study (Approval No. KE-0254/86/2016).
Informed consent statement: All patients signed an informed written consent in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration for the procedures they underwent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Nothing to disclose.
Data sharing statement: Dataset available from the corresponding author at lach.halina@wp.pl.
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Corresponding author: Halina Cichoż-Lach, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Medical University of Lublin, Jaczewskiego 8, Lublin 20-954, Jaczewskiego 8, Poland. lach.halina@wp.pl
Received: July 27, 2020
Peer-review started: July 27, 2020
First decision: September 30, 2020
Revised: October 12, 2020
Accepted: November 29, 2020
Article in press: November 29, 2020
Published online: December 21, 2020
Core Tip

Core Tip: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and mean platelet volume-to-platelet-ratio (MPR) seem to be unexplored in Polish population of patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis (ALC) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). What is more, according to available literature, relationships between NLR, MPR, PLR and serological (indirect and indirect) markers of liver fibrosis have never been investigated in a single study, yet. We found MPR to be a parameter with high diagnostic accuracy in the course ALC, correlating with model for end-stage liver disease score and serological markers of liver fibrosis. Hematological indices should be considered as potential tools in the noninvasive diagnostics in hepatology.