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Prof. Jérôme Boursier

Prof. Jerome Boursier (MD, PhD) is an esteemed hepatologist and researcher from Angers University

Non-Invasive Evaluation Of NAFLD Severity Slide

Liver fibrosis should be evaluated in all patients diagnosed with NAFLD. Non-invasive tests such as blood tests and liver elastography are now available for an accurate diagnosis of advanced liver fibrosis in NAFLD. The sequential use of non-invasive tests define patient pathways from primary care/diabetology clinics to liver specialists. Therefore, awareness about NAFLD and the use of such non-invasive tests should be reinforced to improve the case findings of patients with advanced liver fibrosis.
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Non-Invasive Evaluation of NAFLD Severity

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are a leading cause of liver diseases worldwide, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this review on non-invasive evaluation, Prof. Jérôme Boursier, France, presents a meta analysis focusing on the identification of patients with high risk profile and in need of specific management. Dr. Boursier reviews the two major families of non-invasive tests and discusses the sequential use of tests recommended in the EASL guidelines 2021.
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Prof. Jerome Boursier (MD, PhD) is graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Angers University, in 2006. In 2011, he presented his PhD entitled “Methodology to improve the accuracy of the non-invasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C”. In 2014, he did a research fellowship on Anna Mae Diehl Lab in Duke University, investigating in the area of the gut microbiota and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. He is Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of Angers, since 2016. His main field of research is the non-invasive diagnosis of liver lesions in chronic liver diseases, especially NAFLD. He is the head of the HIFIH laboratory at Angers University, and the head of the Hepato-Gastroenterology Department at Angers University Hospital.