Feature

Trump’s claim to have ‘saved’ preexisting conditions clashes with record

January 24, 2020
Earlier this month, health care policy suddenly managed to steal some headlines away from impeachment and the ongoing horserace of the 2020…
Guest Editorial

Refresh your practice

January 23, 2020
In this guest editorial, Wayne B. Jonas, MD, the executive director of Samueli
Meeting News

Atezolizumab-bevacizumab combination delays quality-of-life deterioration in hepatocellular carcinoma

January 22, 2020
Atezolizumab in combination with bevacizumab delayed time to deterioration of quality of life, physical functioning and role functioning compared…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to durvalumab-tremelimumab combination for liver cancer

January 21, 2020
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to durvalumab and tremelimumab for treatment of patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Durvalumab…
In the Journals

Patient support tool may improve treatment decisions for those with CKD, hepatitis C

January 20, 2020
For patients with both chronic kidney disease and the hepatitis C virus, an education and support tool increased knowledge of the conditions, thereby…
Feature

Five ways to maximize EHR use

January 20, 2020
Electronic health records promised to save time but instead, findings show that primary care physicians spend almost 6 hours a day on them. …
In the Journals

Hepatitis D coinfection found in ‘household clusters’ in Cameroon

January 17, 2020
Investigation into the epidemiology of hepatitis D in Cameroon revealed intrahousehold infection and large differences in prevalence between regions…

Combination therapy trial for locally advanced, metastatic HCC underway

January 16, 2020
CStone Pharmaceuticals and Blueprint Medicines Corporation announced the first patient dosed in a phase 1b/2 trial of fisobatinib in combination with…
In the Journals

‘Number to treat’ with UDCA may improve survival rates in PBC

January 16, 2020
While the absolute clinical efficacy of ursodeoxycholic acid for primary biliary cholangitis varied by baseline prognostic characteristics, study…
Feature

Five ways climate change impacts health — and how clinicians can mitigate its effect

January 16, 2020
Although the link between climate change and health is “becoming increasingly clear,” the medical community is generally unaware of how…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Where does your financial advisor’s duty lie?

January 16, 2020
In the first article of this three-part series on investing we discussed the potential pitfalls of going it alone; current evidence suggests that…
In the Journals

Modified PAGE-B score classifies HCC risk in patients undergoing HBV therapy

January 15, 2020
The PAGE-B score and a modified PAGE-B score identified which patients on antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B had a low risk for hepatocellular…

FDA, NIDA call for marijuana legislation to advance public health

January 15, 2020
Leaders from the FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse said during a recent House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that there is a…
In the Journals

CKD following acute kidney injury impairs cirrhosis clinical outcomes

January 15, 2020
Development of chronic kidney disease following acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis was common and had negative impacts on relevant…

Interim analysis of metabolic modulators shows efficacy in NAFLD

January 14, 2020
Axcella released an update from the ongoing clinical study of two potential therapies for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that showed the compounds…
In the Journals

Improving cirrhosis outcomes requires increasing care coordination

January 14, 2020
Increasing care concentration for patients with cirrhosis, which was found to be less than optimal, increased mortality and health care use…
In the Journals

‘Pathway code’ for HCV test orders improves screening, linkage to care

January 13, 2020
Implementation of a multifaceted hepatitis C care pathway improved screening and linkage to care rates, especially among baby boomers, or those born…

8 reports on safety of HCV positive-to-negative organ transplants

January 10, 2020
The “direct-acting antiviral era” for hepatitis C has been a novel step forward in medicine with several regimens providing cure rates of…
In the Journals

Diets high in polyunsaturated, vegetable fats reduce liver cancer risk

January 10, 2020
Diets consisting of higher vegetable fat and polyunsaturated fat intake correlated with a lower risk for hepatocellular carcinoma, including cases in…
In the Journals

ACA may have helped mitigate opioid epidemic

January 10, 2020
The Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was linked to a reduction in opioid overdose deaths, study findings in JAMA Network Open show. …