In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in hepatology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Patient characteristics differ among RTCs, observational studies in NAFLD

May 25, 2017
Participants in randomized control trials for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease had significantly different characteristics, such as age, BMI and sex…
In the Journals

Fibrosis stage, fat score increase risk for type 2 diabetes in NAFLD patients

May 25, 2017
In a retrospective study, researchers observed an association between stage 3 and 4 fibrosis and histologic fat scores in stage 0 to 2 and increased…
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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…
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HCC in presence of HCV decreases cure rate in DAA treatment

May 24, 2017
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis C were less likely to achieve sustained virologic response while receiving direct-acting…
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Early-onset HCC linked to HBV in South American patients

May 24, 2017
Hepatocellular carcinoma was linked to patients with hepatitis B in South America, particularly those younger than 50 years, according to results of…
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Generic ledipasvir-sofosbuvir achieved SVR12 in HCV genotype 1b

May 23, 2017
Treatment with generic ledipasvir-sofosbuvir for 8 to 12 weeks was affective in Chinese patients with hepatitis C genotype 1b, according to a…
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Alcohol abstinence may be necessary to induce changes in liver lipids

May 23, 2017
After 12 weeks of exercise without weight change or reduction of alcohol, patients with obesity who consume alcohol increased lean body mass, reduced…
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Hepatic steatosis worsens faster in HIV mono-infection than HIV/HCV

May 22, 2017
Hepatic steatosis progressed faster and was more often associated with liber fibrosis progression among patients with HIV mono-infection compared…
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Predictive model aids in care of ALI to ALF progression

May 22, 2017
Recently published data showed that Japan Hepatic Encephalopathy Prediction Model, or JHEPM, probability and prothrombin-time international ratio…
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AAP: Fruit juice should not be given to children younger than 1 year

May 22, 2017
Due to its high sugar and calorie content, in addition to its lack of protein and fiber, fruit juice should not be given to infants younger than 1
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