Coordinated by the child Jesus. European database for more focused studies
The European Pediatric Liver Register was created, a disease affecting between 5% and 15% of the general pediatric population. Coordination was brought to Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital in Rome. The assignment was awarded to Paris during the annual Congress of the European Association for Liver Study (EASL). "The creation of a European Children's Register on fatty liver facilitates the interest in the international scientific community about this problem," said Valerio Nobili, Head of Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital. A problem that now affects millions of children worldwide and whose forecasts are constantly increasing. The register is a sign that this pathology can not be underestimated by those who have an interest in the health of our children. " Obesity is a major global problem for both children and adolescents. The increase in the number of children with obesity and obesity in industrialized countries underlines the child Jesus, leading to parallel increase in case of fatty liver or non-alcoholic fat disease (NAFLD). During the last twenty years, steatosis has actually reached epidemic proportions, even among the smallest, becoming the chronic pathology of the liver most commonly found in the western world. In Italy, approximately 15% of children are estimated, but up to 80% among obese children. All histological and laboratory data coming from the most important hospitals in the countries concerned will flow into the registry: Germany, Poland, England, Sweden, Spain and France. The database that comes out will enable the realization of more targeted attempts and with more extensive cohorts. Data that will be very important also for the preparation of new scientific publications. The project will be funded by EASL itself with a contribution of 70,000 euros per year for two years. "Thus, there is still a gap that still separates Europe from its American colleagues," concludes Nobili, "with such a register".