Unmasking a Stealth Killer: The Need for Increased Awareness of NASH.

The challenge with NAFLD and its variations is not merely lack of awareness of the disease, but also lack of a full understanding of its diagnosis, etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment throughout the community...
PUBLISHED IN: Dig Dis Sci 2019.

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The challenge with NAFLD and its variations is not merely lack of awareness of the disease, but also lack of a full understanding of its diagnosis, etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment throughout the community. This deficiency in knowledge or awareness can adversely impact patients, health professionals, health providers, and researchers alike. Most importantly, however, the biggest challenge is to increase awareness and improve education in a multi-pronged approach that could include national advocacy with national public health groups; patient advocacy with patient support groups; and continued basic science research and clinical trials for a full understanding of the disease and to design the and appropriate treatment course.

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Dr. D. Beard

Dr. D. Beard

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