Topic: Epidemiology and Natural History of Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease
A Special Issue of Hepatoma Research
ISSN 2454-2520 (Online) 2394-5079 (Print)
Submission deadline: 31 Aug 2020
Special Issue Introduction
The scientific community still does not have in his hands all the appropriate tools to make a correct non-invasive diagnosis to identify patients with NAFLD who can evolve in NASH or to understand who is going to progress more or less rapidly towards fibrosis/cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or towards cardiovascular disease or cancer.
A lot of work must be still done both in the definition and classification of NAFLD and NASH and in identifying patients at risk to evolve towards a more aggressive form of liver disease or to die. Surveillance policy for population at risk is not yet applicable in the real practice. Finally, no effective treatments are still on the market even if more than 250 clinical trials on new drugs are ongoing worldwide.
In this Special Issue of Hepatoma Research, the real Global Epidemiology and Natural History, and new updated insights especially in the actual incidence and future trends of this new epidemic burden will be discussed by the major experts in this field.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following titles.
1. The global Prevalence of NAFLD and NASH
2. It is time for a New Definition of NAFLD/NASH?
3. The global Incidence of NAFLD/NASH and trend for the future
4. The "Juvenile NASH": fact or fiction?
5. The Natural History of NAFLD patients evolving to Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)
6. The Natural History of NAFLD patients evolving to not-liver related Cancer
7. The Natural History of NAFLD patients evolving to end-stage liver diseases
8. The prevalence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in patients with NASH
9. The prevalence of HCC in patients with Diabetes or Obesity
10. The future trend of NAFLD/NASH: global burden epidemic or fake-news?
11. Future prospective for a better diagnosis and prognosis of NASH/NAFLD
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Submission Deadline: 31 Aug 2020
Contacts: Victoria Lee, Assistant Editor, editor_Victoria@hrjournal.net