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AASLD/IDSA update HCV guidance

July 23, 2016

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have released updated guidelines on their website for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection, according to a press release.

Multiple sections of the guidance — posted on HCVguidelines.org — have been revised to reflect the FDA’s approval of Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir, Gilead Sciences) for all chronic HCV genotypes in adults. The combination drug was approved in June for patients with HCV regardless of cirrhosis status.

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Female physicians make 'substantially' less than male counterparts

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Significant salary differences exist between male and female physicians at public medical schools, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This gap…

Nearly half of physicians see fewer patients each day due to EHR use

July 22, 2016
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Cocaine use associated with increased risk for liver disease in patients with HIV

July 22, 2016
Cocaine use was associated with a higher level of liver apoptosis and liver fibrosis progression after 1-year follow-up in individuals living with HIV, according to an…
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FDA grants IDE approval for clinical trial of LifeSeal GI surgical sealant

July 22, 2016
The FDA has given Investigational Device Exemption approval to LifeBond for a clinical trial of its LifeSeal surgical sealant kit, designed to provide an elastic…
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The Patient with Metabolic Liver Disease

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency.
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Question 37: Which Asymptomatic Patients With Cirrhosis Should Undergo An Upper Endoscopy To Determine Whether They Have Esophageal Varices?

From Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions
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VIDEO: Prevalence of NASH-induced cirrhosis more than doubled between 1999 and 2012

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