Hemopure synthetic oxygen solution salvages initially rejected donor livers

February 18, 2019
Hemoglobin Oxygen Therapeutics announced results from a pilot study of its hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solution, Hemopure, in which initially…

Global Liver Institute to head second annual International NASH Day

February 18, 2019
The second annual International NASH Day — a public education campaign for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis — will be led this year by the…
Feature

Stanford’s WellMD Center blazes a trail to promote joy in medicine, combat burnout

February 18, 2019
Physician burnout has become a topic of interest in the medical community in recent years, with the level of urgency increasing on what seems like a…
In the Journals

CDC includes ‘homelessness’ as indication for hepatitis A vaccine

February 15, 2019
The CDC recently announced that all persons aged 1 year or older experiencing homelessness should be routinely immunized for hepatitis A, based on a…

Ascletis, 3-V Biosciences raise $18 million for phase 2 NASH therapy

February 15, 2019
3-V Biosciences has entered an exclusive license agreement with Ascletis Pharma for Ascletis to develop, manufacture and commercialize 3-V…
In the Journals

Anastomotic biliary complications post-LT linked to 7 comorbid factors

February 14, 2019
Researchers identified seven significant risk factors for the development of anastomotic biliary complications following liver transplantation in…

Echosens, NASHNET collaborate for real-world NAFLD screening study

February 14, 2019
Echosens announced a pilot study in collaboration with the NASH Network designed to appropriately identify patients with progressive nonalcoholic…
In the Journals Plus

Fatty liver increases diabetes risk for adults without obesity

February 14, 2019
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an independent risk factor for diabetes development in adults without obesity, according to findings published in…
In the Journals Plus

Among injection drug users, HIV more prevalent in women than men

February 14, 2019
Study findings showed a higher prevalence of HIV among women who inject drugs compared with men, and researchers recommended developing…
Feature

Walgreens to pay $270 million for overbilling prescription drugs, insulin pens

February 14, 2019
With all of the attention currently placed on prescription drug prices, it’s difficult to believe that a major retail distributor of…
In the Journals

Older donor livers still discarded despite improving mortality outcomes

February 13, 2019
Between 2003 and 2016, liver graft loss and mortality rates among recipients of grafts from older donors improved; however, discard rates of older…
Meeting News

5 major themes from the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

February 13, 2019
The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference was held January 7-10, 2019 in San Francisco. Each year, the health care investment symposium brings…

Calliditas Therapeutics receives orphan drug designation for AIH, PBC

February 12, 2019
Calliditas Therapeutics announced that the FDA has granted the company two orphan drug designations, one for an autoimmune hepatitis therapy and one…

Gilead announces negative results from phase 3 trial for NASH fibrosis

February 12, 2019
Results from the STELLAR-4 phase 3 study showed that selonsertib did not meet the pre-specified 48-week endpoint of histologic improvement by 1 or
In the Journals

DAA therapy regardless of SVR reduces hepatic, extrahepatic mortality

February 11, 2019
Results of a prospective study showed that treatment with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C correlated with significantly reduced risks for…
In the Journals

ALT flares in HBV low, linked to seroconversion in untreated patients

February 11, 2019
Among patients with chronic hepatitis B, the cumulative incidence of severe alanine aminotransferase flares was low and correlated with decreased HBV…
In the Journals

Acetaminophen undetectable in more than half of related DILI cases

February 11, 2019
More than half of patients who presented in hospital with acetaminophen-induced acute liver injury or acute liver failure had undetectable levels of…
In the Journals

More opioid prescriptions, overdoses among whites than other ethnicities

February 11, 2019
Whites were more likely to receive prescriptions for opioids and were more likely to die of an overdose, according to two new studies published in…
In the Journals

Ethnicity affects propensity for intra-abdominal, hepatic fat storage

February 8, 2019
Propensity to store fat intra-abdominally varies significantly by ethnicity and race, with higher rates seen in Japanese Americans and lower rates…
In the Journals

Urban clinic sites link more than two-thirds of patients with HCV to care

February 7, 2019
More than two-thirds of patients with hepatitis C who visited a Federally Qualified Health Center in Philadelphia were linked to care, including both…