Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a spectrum, including ‘simple’ steatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and fibrosis. Increasing prevalence of NAFLD has followed the international rise in obesity and lifestyle modification is the mainstay therapy for children. To date, pharmacological trials have had varying efficacy but a large number of new agents are in early phase trials for adults. Areas covered: This review explores the effect of current and potential future paediatric NAFLD treatments in terms of histological and biochemical endpoints. The potential for the extension of adult treatments to children is discussed, as well as what limits the use of certain agents in children. Expert commentary: No drugs have yet to be licenced for NAFLD. Trial heterogeneity makes comparison of drugs between studies challenging. FXR agonists are yet to be trialled in children but may represent a safe and potentially efficacious therapy. Future treatments would likely encompass a multimodal approach that may include bariatric surgery.
The pharmacological management of NAFLD in children and adolescents / Liyanagedera, S; Williams, Rp; Veraldi, S; Nobili, V; Mann, Jp.. - In: EXPERT REVIEW OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 1751-2433. - 10:11(2017), pp. 1225-1237.
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|Titolo:||The pharmacological management of NAFLD in children and adolescents|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Citazione:||The pharmacological management of NAFLD in children and adolescents / Liyanagedera, S; Williams, Rp; Veraldi, S; Nobili, V; Mann, Jp.. - In: EXPERT REVIEW OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 1751-2433. - 10:11(2017), pp. 1225-1237.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01d Recensione|