a test that identifies patients with NASH and significant liver fibrosis is necessary at this time to ensure that patients with NASH are diagnosed and treated effectively, thereby reducing the risk of progressing to NASH related cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma.
TORONTO (PRWEB) June 09, 2020
The prevalence of NAFLD in the United States is reported to be between 10% and 30%, and the pooled overall global prevalence of NAFLD diagnosed by imaging was estimated to be greater than 25%. However, the exact prevalence of NAFLD and NASH in an adult population remains difficult to assess due to the lack of a cost-effective and widely available, minimally-invasive diagnostic test, and to the absence of specific symptoms before end-stages occur. While diet, lifestyle modification and exercise are the current recommendations, there are many promising therapeutics in clinical development for the treatment of NASH that have the potential to provide physicians with new treatment options.
Therefore, a test that identifies patients with NASH and significant liver fibrosis is necessary at this time to ensure that patients with NASH are diagnosed and treated effectively, thereby reducing the risk of progressing to NASH related cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma.
Join Charles M. Walworth, MD, Discipline Director, Molecular Infectious Disease, LabCorp/Monogram Biosciences and Arun Sanyal, MD, Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Richmond, VA in a live webinar on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1pm EDT.
For more information or to register for this event, visit How Diagnostic Testing for NASH Can Help Identify This Serious and Potentially Fatal Disease.
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