[Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis--current treatment options].Przegl Lek. 2006; 63(2):91-4.PL
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the term used to describe the distinct clinical entity in which the liver biopsy findings are similar to that observed in alcoholic hepatitis, but patients lack a history of significant alcohol consumption. The most widely supported theory implicates insulin resistance as the key mechanism leading first to hepatic steatosis, and next to steatohepatitis. In spite of lacking proof by EBM (evidence based medicine) and effective therapy for NASH, modification of risk factors, such as obesity, hyperlipidemia, and good diabetic control is generally recommended. Although there is no consensus of treatment form, the new drugs which can be useful in NASH treatment are continously tested. The aim of our study is to present current knowledge about nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, focusing on present and being in various phases of clinical trials treatment options.