Screening for liver stiffness at the state fair yields high results, response

Voluntary liver stiffness screening via onsite ultrasound during the Minnesota State Fair yielded high prevalence of liver disease among people previously unaware of any liver disease while 1 month follow-up showed a 70% change of lifestyle in those presenting at high risk, according to data out of Digestive Disease Week.“Not screening for liver disease is totally wrong,” Piet de Groen, MD, of the University of Minnesota, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “None of the 132 knew they had liver disease. All were new. The liver disease for some was very mild …Read More

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