Today sees the publication of two new NICE guidelines on the assessment and management of Cirrhosis and Non-Alcohol Related Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in liver patients. Details are as follows:
Cirrhosis in over 16 year olds:
This guideline covers assessing and managing suspected or confirmed Cirrhosis in those aged 16 years or older. It aims to improve how cirrhosis is identified and diagnosed. It recommends tools to assess the severity of cirrhosis and gives advice on monitoring people with cirrhosis to detect and manage complications early, and referral criteria for tertiary care.
Non-Alcohol Related Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
This guideline covers how to identify the adults, young people and children with Non-Alcohol Related Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) who have advanced liver fibrosis and are most at risk of further complications. It outlines the lifestyle changes and pharmacological treatments that can manage NAFLD and advanced liver fibrosis.