2015-06-05 18:30:05 UTC

NASH and Obesity

Clinical Snapshots


This AGA Clinical Snapshot is an executive summary of Dr. Diehl's presentation during the 2015 AGA Spring Postgraduate Course at DDW® 2015 in Washington, DC.

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1. Understand the factors that influence non-alcoholic fatty liver disease’s (NAFLD) heterogeneous prognosis and the utility of current diagnostic approaches for determining this.

2. Appreciate controversies regarding which NAFLD patients to treat, as well as the impact of available treatments on NAFLD prognostic factors.

3. Summarize new developments in microbiome/gut-liver axis research that might improve future diagnosis and treatment of NAFLD.

About the Instructors

Anna Mae Diehl, MD, Duke University Medical Center

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