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In-hospital cirrhosis mortality rates down, post-discharge mortality up

August 23, 2017
Researchers observed a substantial reduction in in-hospital mortality among patients with cirrhosis during the last 10 years; however, it appears the…
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Noninvasive test monitors fibrosis in methotrexate-treated psoriasis

August 23, 2017
The novel, noninvasive NASH FibroSure test may have utility in monitoring fibrosis risk in patients
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HCV-based liver transplant survival jumps in early DAA era

August 23, 2017
In a short-term analysis, researchers found that survival rates improved among patients who underwent liver transplant for chronic hepatitis C after…
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Sharing injection paraphernalia does not lead to HCV transmission

August 22, 2017
New findings suggest that sharing paraphernalia used to cook and prepare injection drugs does not directly lead to transmission of hepatitis C virus…
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Hair follicles indicate excessive alcohol use in alcoholic cirrhosis

August 22, 2017
Hair ethyl glucuronide levels accurately estimated chronic excessive alcohol use in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, according to recently…

Healio exclusive: AMA president discusses burnout, opioid epidemic, health care reform

August 22, 2017
Earlier this year, AMA swore in family physician David O. Barbe, MD, as its 172nd president. Previously, he had served in various capacities on…

FDA Reauthorization Act aims to lower costs of ‘overpriced’ generic drugs

August 22, 2017
The long-term effects of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 — signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Monday — may include…
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NASH transplant waitlist expected to increase following obesity trends

August 22, 2017
In concordance with increasing rates of obesity in the U.S., researchers estimate there will be about a 55% increase in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis…
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Low thyroid function predicts NASH, fibrosis in patients with fatty liver

August 21, 2017
Subclinical hypothyroidism and lower than normal thyroid function independently predicted advanced fibrosis and the risk for nonalcoholic…

Trump signs FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law

August 21, 2017
President Donald J. Trump recently signed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law. The
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DAAs safe, effective in patients with HCV, mixed cryoglobulinemia

August 21, 2017
Direct-acting antiviral use resulted in high rates of sustained virologic response and were safely tolerated in patients with chronic hepatitis C and…

New project aims to prevent opioid-related HIV, HCV outbreaks in West Virginia

August 20, 2017
Researchers at West Virginia University are leading a new, federally funded project designed to prevent outbreaks of HIV, hepatitis C and other…

Factors identified for Medicaid patients' use of health centers

August 18, 2017
Black or Hispanic race or having a significant financial need were factors identified with Medicaid patients seeking primary care at health centers…

Samsca effective in difficult-to-treat cirrhotic ascites

August 18, 2017
Samsca, also known as tolvaptan, was safe when combined with conventional diuretics and presented promising results in treating patients with…

Two liver cancer T-cell therapies receive orphan drug designation

August 17, 2017
The FDA recently granted two orphan drug designations to Lion TCR for T-cell therapy products for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma…

Health Canada approves Vosevi for retreatment of chronic HCV

August 17, 2017
Health Canada approved Gilead’s Vosevi for treating patients with chronic hepatitis C with genotypes 1 through 6 previously treated with an…

Health Canada approves Maviret for pangenotypic chronic HCV

August 17, 2017
Health Canada approved AbbVie’s Maviret for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C for all genotypes, according to a press release. Maviret…
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Serum viral load predicts HBV flares in patients who cease therapy

August 17, 2017
Persistent or severe hepatitis followed virological relapse among patients who discontinued treatment with Baraclude for chronic hepatitis B…
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Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not…

Jacobson named NYU Langone Health director of hepatology

August 16, 2017
NYU Langone Health announced the appointment of Ira M. Jacobson, MD, as its new director of hepatology within its division of gastroenterology…
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