FREE SCREENING for Liver Fibrosis will re-start on Tuesday 2nd June 2020

The study of liver fibrosis, a condition that may progress to liver cirrhosis and even to death, will resume on 2nd June 2020. The study, approved by the National Ethics Committee for Health Research (033 NECHR), aims to determine the prevalence of liver fibrosis in the Cambodian general population using FibroScan®, a special ultrasound-like machine. The examination causes no pain or harm to participants and takes only 10 to 15 minutes. The Faculty of Medicine started providing a free screening for liver fibrosis to Cambodian people not aware of/not diagnosed with chronic liver disease since the beginning of March 2020, but the activity was soon stopped due to COVID-19 and UP Campus closure.

The study’s investigator and examiner, Dr. Francesca Cainelli (a specialist physician with over 20 years of experience in liver diseases, trained and certified in this technique at the Royal Free Hospital in London, United Kingdom), is available to conduct the screening for the volunteer participants every Tuesday and Friday morning from 8:30am to 12:00pm, in room L11, 1st floor, building L, University of Puthisastra Campus, close to Street 180 entrance.