Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 24% of the American population and is projected to be the cause of nearly 800,000 excessive liver deaths from 2015 to 2030. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the aggressive form of NAFLD, is a growing cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and increasingly an indicator for liver transplantation. Healthcare providers would benefit from education on current epidemiologic and demographic data to enhance NASH identification, along with information on the use of liver biopsy and complementary noninvasive modalities to diagnose, stage, and monitor NAFLD/NASH progression.
Steven L. Flamm, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Transplant Hepatology
Feinberg School of Medicine
This educational activity addresses the needs of gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of NASH.
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