Treating PBC and PBC patients QofL – EASL 2022 – PODIUM PRESENTATION
Current challenges in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC): Debating the care odyssey
Presenters: David Jones, Gideon Hirschfield
The EASL PBC care pathway provides clear guidelines for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of PBC. There remain many challenges to ensuring that physicians are following the care pathway from initial patient presentation through referral, diagnosis, 1st line treatment and 2nd line treatment.
In addition, physicians and patients may be focusing on different success measures; while the physician may target : ALP <1.67 x ULN, Bilirubin <.6 x ULN, Stable Fibroscan, the patient may be most concerned with decreasing fatigue, managing itch and improving Quality of Life.