Paediatric gastroenterology evaluation of overweight and obese children referred from primary care for suspected non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

@inproceedings{Schwimmer2013PaediatricGE,
  title={Paediatric gastroenterology evaluation of overweight and obese children referred from primary care for suspected non-alcoholic fatty liver disease},
  author={Jeffrey B. Schwimmer and Kimberly P. Newton and Hannah I Awai and Lisa J Choi and Montse Andreu Garcia and Lori L Ellis and Kristina VanderWall and John Fontanesi},
  booktitle={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Screening overweight and obese children for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is recommended by paediatric and endocrinology societies. However, gastroenterology societies have called for more data before making a formal recommendation. AIM To determine whether the detection of suspected NAFLD in overweight and obese children through screening in primary care and referral to paediatric gastroenterology resulted in a correct diagnosis of NAFLD. METHODS Information… CONTINUE READING
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