In the Journals

Australia will miss HBV elimination targets despite improved care

September 19, 2019
Results from an estimation model revealed that Australia will marginally miss both its local targets and the WHO’s global targets for…
Healio Hot Topic

Spotting NASH Starts With Simple Calculations

Healio Gastroenterology, September 2019
Monica Tincopa, MD, MSc
Approximately 30% of Americans have fatty liver, but only a small proportion have progressed to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. One of the…
Healio Hot Topic

Q&A: NASH Intervention Requires Mutual Learning Between Specialties

Healio Gastroenterology, September 2019
Specialists from all medical fields have become more aware over the last few decades about how one disease can feed the development of others and…
Healio Hot Topic

Coming Soon: NASH Treatment Approaching the Horizon

Healio Gastroenterology, September 2019
Stephen A. Harrison, MD
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is an increasingly common cause of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver-related mortality. Along its…
In the Journals

Several significant cholangiocarcinoma risk factors identified

September 18, 2019
Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis revealed 13 risk factors for intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, the most…
In the Journals

Maribavir shows promise against CMV in transplant recipients

September 18, 2019
Twice-daily maribavir demonstrated similar efficacy as valganciclovir in clearing cytomegalovirus viremia in hematopoietic-cell or solid-organ…

Poxel NASH candidate moves into phase 1b

September 17, 2019
Poxel SA announced the initiation of a phase 1b trial designed to investigate PXL065 for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in patients…
In the Journals

MELD-GRAIL-Na score may improve liver transplant waitlist mortality prediction

September 17, 2019
Replacing serum creatinine with estimated glomerular filtration rate in a patient’s MELD-Na score appeared to improve waitlist mortality…
In the Journals

HBV burden increases in Appalachian states despite decreasing trend in US

September 16, 2019
The rate of newly diagnosed acute and chronic hepatitis B virus infections in women of childbearing age has significantly increased in some…
In the Journals

Study quantifies natural history of recurrent acute hepatic porphyria attacks

September 16, 2019
Results from the EXPLORE prospective natural history study designed to characterize disease activity and clinical management in patients with acute…
Meeting News

Generation Z ‘coming soon to a workforce near you’ – Are you ready?

September 13, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Workplaces and managers who may or may not have just grown acquainted with — and successfully integrated —…

Obesity in Liver Disease: 6 reports on comorbid overlap

September 13, 2019
The negative effects of obesity on overall health have been well-established along with the increasing rates throughout both the U.S. and…
In the Journals

HCV-viremic kidneys provide similar efficacy in recipients as uninfected organs

September 12, 2019
By 2019, hepatitis C-seronegative patients who underwent kidney transplantation mostly received HCV-viremic donor organs, which demonstrated the same…
In the Journals

Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…
Feature

Purdue Pharma tentatively settles opioid lawsuits, others still pending

September 12, 2019
Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma recently reached a tentative agreement with many of the thousands of plaintiffs involved in a multidistrict…
Breaking News

‘Progress being made’ in opioid epidemic, CDC says

September 12, 2019
A CDC spokesperson said provisional data and other reports signify that “progress is being made” in the opioid epidemic. The turnaround…

HemoSonics receives CE mark for liver transplant hemostasis assay tool

September 11, 2019
HemoSonics registered its new QStat Cartridge, an extension of its Quantra Hemostasis System, for CE Mark making it available in Europe and Hong Kong…
In the Journals

Frailty at any BMI level increases liver transplant waitlist mortality

September 11, 2019
Frailty correlated with a twofold higher risk for waitlist mortality among both patients with and without obesity in need of liver transplantation…
In the Journals

Prediction models determine long-term outcomes after liver resection

September 10, 2019
A set of three prediction models for patients who required liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with Child-Pugh B cirrhosis estimated…

Revita DMR improves metabolic profile in comorbid NAFLD, diabetes

September 10, 2019
Fractyl Laboratories announced positive topline results from the phase 2 trial of Revita duodenal mucosal resurfacing, or DMR, a minimally invasive…