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January 20, 2019
Echosens is proud to express support for the Fatty Liver Foundation (FLF), a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting fatty liver disease and advocating for the ongoing screening of undiagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and it’s more severe form non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
The FLF is raising awareness about this asymptomatic condition affecting as many as one-in-three Americans. As part of its initiatives, the FLF is using FibroScan, a painless, five-minute test at the point of care to help physicians detect, monitor and prevent the progression of liver disease among patients who often show no symptoms and may be high-risk.
We are gratified that FibroScan is playing an important role in the FLF’s efforts to proactively identify the high number of Americans who remain undiagnosed with liver fibrosis or cirrhosis caused by fatty liver disease.
Important FLF Study
The FLF has completed the recruitment phase of Screening for Undiagnosed NAFLD and NASH (SUNN) study (NCT03726827) and will be publishing the results of data gathered to identify risk factors for individuals with advancing but asymptomatic liver disease who have not been diagnosed by a physician but choose to self-select for screening with FibroScan.
This study demonstrates the critical importance of ongoing assessments of both liver fat and fibrosis at the point of care to diagnose and monitor high-risk patients. Ongoing monitoring of NAFLD is particularly important for people who are obese and have Type 2 diabetes because these patients may be at increased risk of liver cirrhosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.
Sharing a Mission and Message
We share a mission with the FLF to reach into every community in America to ensure that more asymptomatic individuals get screened in a timely way and receive the care they so desperately need.
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