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Liver diseases in the elderly: an update.
Dig Dis 2007; 25(2):138-43DD

Abstract

Although there are no liver diseases specific to advanced age, the clinical course and management of liver diseases in the elderly may differ in several aspects from those of younger adults. During the last decade an explosion of new knowledge in liver disease has provoked increasing enthusiasm among hepatologists. On the other hand, the development of new emerging conditions (e.g. non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) and novel therapeutic approaches has made it increasingly difficult to validate and assimilate information to be applied in clinical practice. Some liver diseases in the elderly need to be revisited, particularly non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Moreover, some therapeutic approaches, especially antiviral therapy and liver transplantation, should be discussed also in selected groups of elderly patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. annarosa.floreani@unipd.it

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17468549

Citation

Floreani, Annarosa. "Liver Diseases in the Elderly: an Update." Digestive Diseases (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 25, no. 2, 2007, pp. 138-43.
Floreani A. Liver diseases in the elderly: an update. Dig Dis. 2007;25(2):138-43.
Floreani, A. (2007). Liver diseases in the elderly: an update. Digestive Diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 25(2), pp. 138-43.
Floreani A. Liver Diseases in the Elderly: an Update. Dig Dis. 2007;25(2):138-43. PubMed PMID: 17468549.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Liver diseases in the elderly: an update. A1 - Floreani,Annarosa, PY - 2007/5/1/pubmed PY - 2007/7/3/medline PY - 2007/5/1/entrez SP - 138 EP - 43 JF - Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland) JO - Dig Dis VL - 25 IS - 2 N2 - Although there are no liver diseases specific to advanced age, the clinical course and management of liver diseases in the elderly may differ in several aspects from those of younger adults. During the last decade an explosion of new knowledge in liver disease has provoked increasing enthusiasm among hepatologists. On the other hand, the development of new emerging conditions (e.g. non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) and novel therapeutic approaches has made it increasingly difficult to validate and assimilate information to be applied in clinical practice. Some liver diseases in the elderly need to be revisited, particularly non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Moreover, some therapeutic approaches, especially antiviral therapy and liver transplantation, should be discussed also in selected groups of elderly patients. SN - 1421-9875 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17468549/Liver_diseases_in_the_elderly:_an_update_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000099478 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -