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CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1-26

Cholestatic liver disease: Practice guidelines from the Saudi Association for the Study of Liver diseases and Transplantation


1 Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Section, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Hepatobiliary Sciences and Liver Transplantation, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Section, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Pediatrics, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Liver and Small Bowel Transplantation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
7 Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, King Fahd Military Complex, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
8 Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, King Fahad General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammad Mawardi
Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Gastroenterology Section, Jeddah - 23431
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/sjg.sjg_112_21

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Cholestatic liver diseases (CLDs) are a group of diseases characterized by jaundice and cholestasis as the main presentation with different complications, which have considerable impact on the liver and can lead to end-stage liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver-related complications. In the last few years, tremendous progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with these conditions. However, several aspects related to the management of CLDs remain deficient and unclear. Due to the lack of recommendations that can help in the management, treatment of those conditions, the Saudi Association for the Study of Liver diseases and Transplantation (SASLT) has created a task force group to develop guidelines related to CLDs management in order to provide a standard of care for patients in need. These guidelines provide general guidance for health care professionals to optimize medical care for patients with CLDs for both adult and pediatric populations, in association with clinical judgments to be considered on a case-by-case basis. These guidelines describe common CLDs in Saudi Arabia, with recommendations on the best approach for diagnosis and management of different diseases based on the Grading of Recommendation Assessment (GRADE), combined with a level of evidence available in the literature.


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