Preventative hepatology: minimising symptoms and optimising care

Gideon M Hirschfield, Teru Kumagi, E Jenny Heathcote

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)


Most care of liver disease is in the ambulatory setting, and therefore the clinical needs of patients represent those of any other chronic illness. Emphasis must be given to preventative strategies such that liver lifetime (including pre-emptive strategies related to potential allograft survival) is maximised through timely intervention and avoidance of side effects. This review addresses the pertinent practical clinical concerns faced by clinicians as they manage adult patients with chronic liver disease, with an emphasis on preventing and managing symptoms and complications directly and indirectly related to the underlying disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-34
Number of pages13
JournalLiver International
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008


  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Treatment Outcome


Dive into the research topics of 'Preventative hepatology: minimising symptoms and optimising care'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this