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Review shows benefits of statin use in patients with chronic liver injury

March 28, 2017

Statins were cost-effective and generally well-tolerated, and their benefits often outweighed their potential hepatotoxic risk in patients with severe chronic liver injury and a high risk for developing cardiovascular diseases, according to a recent review of statin studies.

“Statin drugs are widely used to manage high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But in a new review of more than 50 studies, researchers cite reduction in liver inflammation and improvements in other related factors as reasons why statins make good candidates for treating chronic liver disease,” according to a press release.

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Surveillance in high risk patients with NAFLD key to preventing, delaying HCC

March 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — Increasing rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in patients has been associated with a high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma following the…
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Prevalence of fatty liver disease risk factors varies by ethnicity, region

March 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — Independent risk factors and prevalence of risk factors related to the development of fatty liver disease vary among ethnicities and regional…

GOP, Trump pull AHCA due to lack of support

March 24, 2017
Reportedly acting on orders from President Donald J. Trump, House Republican leaders today again postponed a vote that would have overhauled the nation’s health…
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VIDEO: Public action required to improve NAFLD diagnostics, treatment

March 24, 2017
WASHINGTON — In this exclusive video from Emerging Trends in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Arun Sanyal, MD, FAASLD, of the Virginia Commonwealth University…
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Rapid Response from Barcelona: New Data in HCV Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie and Merck & Co., Inc.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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Chapter 54: Gastrointestinal Bleeding and a Purpuric Rash

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VIDEO: Patients with fatty liver disease lost weight following metabolic fitness program

March 20, 2017
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