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Diagnosing and Managing Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

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A new practice guideline for diagnosing and managing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been released jointly in the June issues of Gastroenterology, the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Hepatology.

New Guideline Addresses Diagnosing, Managing NAFLD

By: MARY ANN MOON, Internal Medicine News Digital Network
Date: Friday, June 1, 2012

A new practice guideline for diagnosing and managing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been released jointly in the June issues of Gastroenterology, the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Hepatology.

The guideline represents a collaboration among three societies – the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the American College of Gastroenterology – and it includes 45 recommendations for physicians and other clinicians. These recommendations “suggest preferred approaches to the diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive aspects of care.” Summaries of the current world literature upon which these recommendations are based are also included.

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http://www.internalmedicinenews.com/news/across-specialties/single-article/new-guideline-addresses-diagnosing-managing-nafld/bfe301649014b0b01a85ae3b09cedcb0.html

To read the guidelines “The Diagnosis and Management of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Practice Guideline by the American Gastroenterological Association,
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and American College of Gastroenterology” visit:
http://www.gastro.org/journals-publications/gastroenterology/NAFLD_Guideline_6-12.pdf

 

 


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