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The Clinical Takeaway: Increasing Burden of Liver Disease in Community

The Clinical Takeaway: Increasing Burden of Liver Disease in Community

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The Clinical Takeaway: Increasing Burden of Liver Disease in Community

 

 

In this episode:

 

– GPs must give all patients with abnormal LFTs a positive diagnosis
– Use ALT levels of 19 for women and 30 for men and investigate all who are higher
– Triage at the GP level consists of calculators stratifying cirrhosis risk (links attached) where negative or very low numbers are of greatest value
– Those with moderate to higher risks should have degree of fibrosis assessed with a fibroscan
– A fibroscan result > 8.5 should alert us to refer to a hepatologist or liver clinic, equates to moderate fibrosis
– Uncomplicated MAFLD compels us to treat all CVD risk factors aggressively

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

 

 

Guest: A/Prof Simone Strasser, Hepatologist; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; President of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia

 

 

Total time: 46 mins

 

 

Recommended Resources
Examples of calculators for:

 

NAFLD Fibrosis Score (NFS)
APRI Score
FIB-4 Score

 
 
 

 


 

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