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Professor Erica Villa heads the team in charge of drawing up EASL guidelines

The European Association for the Study of the Liver - EASL, assigned professor Erica Villa, Director of the complex centre of Gastroenterology of the University Hospital of Modena and professor at Unimore, the task to lead a team of eight experts coming from all over Europe in charge of drawing up for the first time the guidelines (CPG) on the “Management of coagulation status and bleeding risk in patients with liver diseases”.

The objective of the CPGs - Clinical Practice Guidelines of EASL is to provide simple and clear guidelines, based on evidence that may be used for the management of patients and refund policies all over Europe.

The decision to develop guidelines on this topic stems from the need to update diagnostic and therapeutic behaviours in patients affected by chronic liver diseases, in the light of the deep changes that took place in this context, also thanks to the studies brought forward by the team of Gastroenterology of Modena.

The article we published in 2012 on Gastroenterology – professor Erica Villa remarks - showed the existence of a significant impact of anticoagulation in preventing not only portal vein thrombosis, but also the worsening of the disease, with a considerable improvement in terms of survival. These results have deeply modified the way patients affected by chronic liver diseases are considered, namely more at risk of thrombosis than haemorrhaging”.

Erica Villa (Reggio Emilia). In 1975, she graduated with honours in Medicine and Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Modena. Full Professor of Gastroenterology since 2002. She has been heading the Complex Centre of Gastroenterology since July 2003.  She is a member of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE), of the Italian Association for the study of the Liver (AISF), of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD). She is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications on international journals. She was awarded two AISF prizes for the best Italian scientific article published on foreign journals (Clinical science: 2012; Basic science 2016).

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