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Most opioid users alter substance-use behavior after positive HCV tests

October 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most opioid users who screened positive for hepatitis C altered their substance-use behavior within 1 year, according to a presentation at The Liver Meeting 2017.

“Evidence shows that reduced injection drug use has important health benefits, most on the individual level in terms of reducing the direct health consequences for the individual but also on a societal level in terms of decreasing the rate of HCV and infection transmission,” Hooman Farhana Zananeh, from the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, said in his presentation.

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VIDEO: HCV reinfection rate low among people who use drugs

October 23, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2017, Gregory J. Dore, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, MPH, from the Kirby Institute at the University of New…
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Early liver transplant in severe alcoholic hepatitis shows benefit

October 23, 2017
WASHINGTON — Early liver transplant in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis demonstrated acceptable short-term survival, according to results from the…
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Preemptive DAA therapy viable for HCV-positive liver transplantation

October 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — Results of a virtual trial showed that transplantation with hepatitis C-positive livers with preemptive direct-active antiviral therapy may be a viable…
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Ace the Case: A 52-Year-Old Black Female Who Presented to Her Primary Care Physician (PCP) With Increasing Fatigue and Muscle Aches

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This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss a 52-year-old black female who presented to her primary…
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Question 26: Which Patients With Fatty Liver Disease On Ultrasound Require A Liver Biopsy?

From Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions
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American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Intercept Pharmaceuticals VP discusses EASL guidelines for PBC

April 26, 2017
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