NASH Highlights

 

19 June 2017

First-degree relatives of patients with NAFLD-cirrhosis at risk for advanced fibrosis

"According to researchers, first-degree relatives of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis have a 12-times higher risk for developing advanced fibrosis compared with first-degree relatives without NAFLD."

Story by Healio

 

13 June 2017

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Forecast in 11 Major Markets 2017-2027

Report by Research and Markets.

 

6 June 2017

 
New study indicates that drinking even a few cups a day may prevent hardening of the liver, reports the Journal of Hepatology. So don't forget that cuppa, everyone!

 

 

1 June 2017

EMA consults on regulatory requirements for chronic liver disease drugs

“Specifically, EMA says the diseases pose a significant challenge for drugmakers to study, as all three have a long progression and symptoms that are either unspecific or non-predictive of long-term outcomes. Furthermore, EMA says the use of "hard" clinical outcomes like liver transplantation or death raise feasibility issues for studies, and the need for repeated liver biopsies deters patients from enrolling in studies and increases risk.

Because of these challenges, EMA says there is a strong need for a validated surrogate endpoint to reduce the need for biopsies.”

Story by Regulatory Affairs Professional Society

 

31 May 2017

Commissioner Carlos Moedas on the importance of research and innovation in fighting NAFLD and NASH

During the first European- NAFLD-NASH Policy Summit last month, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, stressed the "need to scale up efforts in research and innovation [to] develop simple, cost-effective and non-invasive tests" that will allow to "improve guidance to member states on primary care and better management".

Read more and watch this video to hear the full message.

Story by the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA)

Note: Organised by the ELPA, the first European- NAFLD-NASH Policy Summit took place on May 31 this year. The event addressed potential measures to reduce the burden of NAFLD/NASH.

 

 

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