Dr Stephen Willott provides 10 top tips for assessing alcohol dependency in primary care including how to manage patients presenting in crisis
Dr Jez Thompson describes the range of plasma protein tests available in primary care and explains what abnormal results might indicate
Dr Jez Thompson highlights the key recommendations from the British Society of Gastroenterology on liver blood tests and early detection of liver disease
Dr Jez Thompson discusses the European Association for the Study of the Liver guideline on diagnosis and management of patients with this progressive, long-term condition
Drs Rachel Pryke and Iain Brew (pictured) discuss NICE guidance on liver disease and cirrhosis, and the importance of making a diagnosis before the onset of complications
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