Liver disease

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Top tips: alcohol dependency

2018-12-19T12:07:00+00:00By Dr Stephen Willott

Dr Stephen Willott provides 10 top tips for assessing alcohol dependency in primary care including how to manage patients presenting in crisis


Plasma protein tests: how to interpret abnormal results


Dr Jez Thompson describes the range of plasma protein tests available in primary care and explains what abnormal results might indicate

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Liver blood tests: how to interpret abnormal results


Dr Jez Thompson highlights the key recommendations from the British Society of Gastroenterology on liver blood tests and early detection of liver disease

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Primary biliary cholangitis needs structured, life-long management


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

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Identifying people at risk of liver disease progression is crucial

2016-12-09T00:00:00+00:00By , Dr Rachel Pryke

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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The new BSG/UK-PBC guideline on the treatment and management of primary biliary cholangitis

Commissioned by Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland Ltd

Commissioned by Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland Ltd

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Rifaximni-a for hepatic encephalopathy

Animation on the decompensated cirrhosis care bundle—the first 24 hours

2018-03-07T07:05:00+00:00Commissioned by Norgine Pharmaceuticals Limited

This Guidelines in Practice animation has been commissioned and funded by Norgine Pharmaceuticals Limited and developed in partnership with Guidelines in Practice.  Watch this short animation to learn about appropriate investigations that should be undertaken, and initial management and postdischarge management.

Related Guidelines summaries

  • BSG liver blood tests guideline

    Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:45 GMT

    This summary covers the key points for GPs to consider when interpreting results from liver blood tests and how to respond to detected abnormalities.

  • NICE non-alcoholic fatty liver disease guideline

    Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00 GMT

    A summary of NICE guidance on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Includes identification, lifestyle advice, and pharmacological treatment.

  • NICE cirrhosis guideline

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00 GMT

    A useful and concise summary on the assessment and management of cirrhosis. Recommendations cover diagnosis, monitoring, and managing complications.

  • NICE alcohol-use disorders guideline

    Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:00 GMT

    A concise summary of the NICE guideline on diagnosis, assessment, and management of alcohol-use disorders in adults, young people, and children.

  • CLDF liver disease in infants guideline

    Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:00 GMT

    A summary of the Children's Liver Disease Foundation's guidance on the early identification, investigation and referral of liver diseases in infants.