• FP Essentials™ 

    Liver Disease

    #511 Edition | December 2021

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    Foreword
    Evaluation of Patients With Abnormal Liver Test Results
    Hepatitis C
    Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    Cirrhosis

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    In This Edition

    • Recognize abnormal liver test results and counsel patients about those results.
    • Describe screening for hepatitis C and identify patients who should undergo screening.
    • Summarize the evaluation of patients with hepatitis C.
    • Describe when to refer patients with hepatitis C to a hepatology or gastrology subspecialist for treat­ment or when to initiate treatment for patients who are candidates for primary care-based treatment.
    • Explain the links between nonalcoholic fatty liver dis­ease (NAFLD) and features of metabolic syndrome, and counsel patients on managing risk factors.
    • Use fibrosis risk scores in NAFLD diagnosis and identify which scores indicate that transient elastog­raphy should be obtained.
    • Counsel patients with NAFLD that weight loss of 7% to 10% is the primary treatment.
    • Recognize the signs and complications of cirrhosis.
    • Identify appropriate patients with cirrhosis for refer­ral for liver transplantation evaluation.
       

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