PBC Foundation - AASLD Guidance
The original AASLD Guidance published in 2018 was an update of the previously published guidelines from 2009. The Guidance covers topics such as potential causes of PBC, diagnosis, treatment and how PBC presents itself to patients and providers. In a move away from traditional guidelines that make recommendations, with a strength of recommendation and a rating for the quality of evidence, the Guidance provides statements compiled, from a literature review, by a small panel of experts with their expert opinion built into the Guidance. The Guidance is a very positive step forward in the diagnosis and management of PBC, identifying preferred approaches to optimize patient care of PBC for patients, their support systems and providers.