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PPAR-modulating Drugs For Nash: Lessons Learned From Pre-clinical And Clinical Data

Authors: Staels B, Butruille L, Francque S
Published in Journal of Hepatology (July 2023)
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is characterised by complex interactions between intricate intra- and extra-hepatic drivers, encompassing numerous metabolic, inflammatory, vascular, and fibrogenic pathways. Categories: PPAR Articles, NASH Biomarker, Pathophysiology Articles, Management Articles
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Ballooning Hepatocytes In Nash: Mechanisms, Implications, And Technological Advances

Authors: Li YY, Zheng TL, Xiao SY et al.
Published in Liver International (June 2023)
Hepatocytic ballooning is characterised by hepatocyte degeneration identifiable through an enlarged, swollen and rounded cellular phenotype with a distinctly reticulated cytoplasm.
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An exploration of MAFLD’s clinical utility

Authors: Ramírez-Mejía MM, Xingshun Q, Abenavoli L et al
Published in Annals of Hepatology (July 2023)
In 2020, a group of international experts proposed that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) be renamed to metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD).
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A brief introduction to the most promising pharmacological agents for NASH

Authors: Ratziu V and Tacke F
Published in Journal of Hepatology (July 2023)
The last decade has seen an unprecedented amount of data in the way of therapeutic research for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the progressive form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
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NASH Progression and Clinical Outcomes: Defining Predictive LSM-VCTE Thresholds

Authors: Loomba R, Huang DQ, Sanyal AJ et al.
Published in Gut (March 2023)
In patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the risk of liver-related mortality and decompensation is known to increase proportionally with fibrosis stage. Non-invasive tools, including liver stiffness by vibration-controlled transient elastography (LS-VCTE), have been shown to accurately predict fibrosis stage in NASH patients.
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NAFLD: Global and Regional Prevalence, Incidence, and Mortality Rates

Authors: Younossi ZM, Golabi P, Paik JM et al.
Published in Hepatology (April 2023)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major contributor to liver-related illnesses and fatalities worldwide. Its clearly established two-way connection with obesity, a significant public health issue showing increasing prevalence rates globally and regionally, necessitates comprehensive education focused on NAFLD and the implementation of worldwide policies to address it effectively.
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NAFLD and New-Onset Heart Failure: What is the Link?

Authors: Inciardi RM, Mantovani A and Targher G
Published in Current Heart Failure Reports (July 2023)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and congestive heart failure (HF) represent global public health concerns.
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Adipose tissue insulin resistance and fibrosis stage in NASH

Authors: Kalavalapalli S, Leiva EG, Lomonaco R et al.
Published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (April 2023)
Understanding the drivers of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is crucial to developing pharmacotherapies that effectively target it. Insulin resistance (IR), whose onset precipitates type 2 diabetes (T2D), is known to play a crucial role in the development of hepatic steatosis.
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Hepatic Macrophages in NAFLD: A Novel Therapeutic Target?

Authors: Vonderlin J, Chavakis T, Sieweke M et al.
Published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (March 2023)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses a spectrum of pathologies ranging from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis.
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MASLD: A New Fatty Liver Disease Nomenclature?

Authors: Rinella ME, Lazarus JV, Ratziu V et al.
Published in Journal of Hepatology (June 2023)
Disease awareness, patient stratification, diagnosis, and access to care are all helped or hindered by a pathology’s nomenclature. Indeed, the language used to name and identify a disease has the power to create or intensify social stigma, marginalise subsets of a patient population, and perpetuate health inequalities.
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