Pathophysiology

Get an understanding by watching videos on the pathogenesis and natural course of NAFLD and NASH.

The role of fatty liver disease and metabolic comorbidities in the progression on liver diseases

Prof. Luisa Vonghia (Belgium) explores the role of fatty liver disease and metabolic comorbidities in the progression of chronic liver diseases. The key points addressed in this video are that co-existent fatty liver and related metabolic factors, including obesity and diabetes mellitus, exacerbate liver injury in patients with another chronic liver disease(s).
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Prof. Rautou

Liver sinusoidal endothelial cell (LSEC) capillarization in NASH

Prof. Pierre-E.Rautou (France) discusses the effects of Liver Sinusoidal endothelial cell (LSEC) capillarization in patients with NASH. He also reviews the occurrences of LSEC capillarization at the early stages of NASH and its contribution to NASH progression by favoring inflammation and liver fibrosis. For the clinicians, he demonstrates a 24 week study of patients with NASH, exposed placebo and lanifibranor treatments strategies to determine LSEC changes.
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Prof.-Manuel-Romero-Gomez

The Course of Liver Histology and Morbi-Mortality in NAFLD / NASH

Prof. Manuel Romero-Gomez discusses the course of liver histology and its impact on mortality and morbidity in patients with NAFLD and NASH. He clarifies how fibrosis determines the prognosis of NAFLD and is the main therapeutic target. The importance of steatosis is also discussed both at the early phase and advanced phase. Finally he reviews the association with HCC and CV risks.
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Prof. Bugianesi

HCC in Patients with NAFLD/NASH

Prof Bugianesi, Italy, reviews a burning issue: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with NAFLD/ NASH. She reviews the epidemiology globally and impact on liver transplant. There are multiple risks factors for HCC in NASH patients such as obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), and the metabolic syndrome in general. For clinicians, she presents the main studies, the profiles of the patients particularly at risk and risk stratifications strategies.
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