Awareness for NAFLD and interdisciplinary care paths

NAFLD is an increasingly prevalent and potentially severe liver disease, emphasising the need for implementation of widely supported care paths for patients at risk for advanced stages of NAFLD. In this review article by A. M. van Dijk et al. (Amsterdam University Medical Centre, The Netherlands), after...
PUBLISHED IN: United European Gastroenterol J 2021

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NAFLD is an increasingly prevalent and potentially severe liver disease, emphasising the need for implementation of widely supported care paths for patients at risk for advanced stages of NAFLD.

In this review article by A. M. van Dijk et al. (Amsterdam University Medical Centre, The Netherlands), after a brief clinical case, the authors summarise NAFLD natural history, diagnostic modalities, and finally development and implementation of clinical care paths and guidelines for NAFLD.

As underlined by the authors, “broad acceptance and implementation of interdisciplinary care paths in the near future will bring enhanced identification of those patients that benefit from surveillance, intensive lifestyle management, and empirical or investigational pharmacotherapy and enhance our epidemiological grasp of NAFLD in relation to lifestyle, genetic background, and cardiometabolic comorbidities related to NAFLD.”

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Dr. G. Bozet, MD

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