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Pioglitazone for the treatment of NASH in patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus
  1. Kenneth Cusi
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kenneth Cusi, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Room H-2. Gainesville, FL 32610, USA; Kenneth.Cusi{at}

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I read with great interest the recent comprehensive review by Rotman and Sanyal.1 I would just like to point out an error in table 1 (row 1), where the authors inadvertently state that pioglitazone has shown histological benefit only in secondary analyses and not been studied in patients with diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Benefit with the thiazolidinedione has been reported for the primary histological outcome in two randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This is most likely an oversight as in the …

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