Trends in incidence of pediatric NAFLD: a 25 year analysis

Dr. Rohil Dureja, PGY2

Supervisor: Dr. Nikhil Pai

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterised by excessive lipid deposition within the liver and affects both children and adults. Data on trends in pediatric incidence, impact of pediatric NAFLD on healthcare costs, and how early onset disease progresses to end-stage liver cirrhosis remains unclear. We aim to address these gaps using health population data. Our primary objective is to determine trends in incidence of pediatric NAFLD between 1995-2018 in Ontario.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Current research on pediatric NAFLD and rationale for research
  2. Aims and objectives of study 
  3. Understanding the methodology required for an ICES research study 

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