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Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussion

Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussion

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

August 2, 2016

Updated

August 5, 2016
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Programme Description

GPs frequently see patients with abnormal liver function tests, but which of them actually have alcoholic or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? Using a patient scenario, Dr Pipin Singh discusses assessment and action to take.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider action to take on borderline abnormal liver function tests
  • Understand the prevalence of fatty liver disease
  • Risk stratify patients using a scoring tool
  • Manage patients with mild NAFLD in primary care
  • Refer for specialist assessment as appropriate
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Pipin Singh
    GP
    Northumberland
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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