Australian Prescriber reviews the Liver Disorders guidelines

In the latest podcast from Australian Prescriber, Dr Justin Coleman interviews Professor Alex Thompson, a member of the Liver Disorders expert group. Professor Alex Thompson is a hepatologist and Director of Gastroenterology at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.

They discuss the recent changes to the Liver Disorders guidelines including:

  • common causes of liver disease in Australia
  • new oral antiviral treatments for hepatitis C
  • changes to the role of the GP when it comes to prescribing hepatitis C treatment
  • 4 key steps to take before starting hepatitis C treatment
  • updates to the hepatitis B topic in Therapeutic Guidelines
  • managing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and identifying patients at risk of liver-related complications
  • when specialist input is recommended for hepatitis C or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

You can listen to the podcast here.

This is just one of a series of podcasts from Australian Prescriber reviewing the latest updates to Therapeutic Guidelines. Catch up by visiting the links below: