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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the interface between primary and secondary care.

Tsochatzis, EA; Newsome, PN; (2018) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the interface between primary and secondary care. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol , 3 (7) pp. 509-517. 10.1016/S2468-1253(18)30077-3. Green open access

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Abstract

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has a prevalence of 25-30% in unselected populations and has become the main reason for referrals to hepatology services. From the perspective of liver disease, NAFLD has a high prevalence but low severity. Screening studies in people at risk for NAFLD have shown a prevalence of advanced fibrosis of 5%, which underlines the need for robust pathways for risk stratification in primary care, with subsequent referrals as required. In this Review, we discuss the interface between primary and secondary care with regards to risk stratification and management of patients with NAFLD. We focus on selected issues of epidemiology and natural history and discuss the burden of disease in primary care, the evidence on screening for NAFLD, the rationale for testing for advanced fibrosis, and the optimal management of the disease in primary care.

Type: Article
Title: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the interface between primary and secondary care.
Location: Netherlands
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/S2468-1253(18)30077-3
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(18)30077-3
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inst for Liver and Digestive Hlth
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10050695
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