Is NASH only about the liver ?

Prof Jean-François Dufour, Switzerland sheds lights on this important question.
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NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) is not only about the liver. We really have to have the patient as a whole in perspective. They have a liver disease, they progress in the liver, they may die from liver complications but this liver disease also affects other organs……

Prof. Francois Dufour

Prof. Francois Dufour

Jean-Francois Dufour studied mathematics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and received his medical degree from the Geneva Medical School. After training in internal medicine at the University Hospital Geneva and the University Hospital Bern, he joined the laboratory of Professor I. Arias at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA where he studied the effects of calcium signalling on bile canaliculus. He then returned to the clinic to complete a gastroenterology fellowship with Professor M. Kaplan at the New England Medical Center, also at Tufts University. In 1997, Professor Dufour established his own laboratory at the University of Bern where he is currently Clinic Director and Full Professor of Hepatology.


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