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Liver diseases in the elderly: an update.

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.

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

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    MeSH

    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Aging
    Fatty Liver
    Female
    Hepatitis C, Chronic
    Hepatitis, Alcoholic
    Humans
    Incidence
    Liver Diseases
    Liver Diseases, Alcoholic
    Liver Neoplasms
    Male
    Prognosis
    Risk Assessment
    Severity of Illness Index
    Survival Rate

    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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