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Acetaminophen-induced liver injury, failure more common in women

December 13, 2017
Acetaminophen-induced acute liver injury and failure are more common in women than men, according to recently published data. Women also have greater…
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FDA launches tool to improve management of antibiotic use

December 13, 2017
The FDA announced the launch of a new website that streamlines its approach to updating critical information regarding antibiotics and antifungal…
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Pioglitazone improves NASH, reduces fibrosis in type 2 diabetes

December 13, 2017
Pioglitazone effectively reduced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease activity score in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with and without type…

AMA: 4 out of 5 US physicians are cyberattack victims

December 12, 2017
Slightly more than 80% of U.S. physicians have experienced a type of cybersecurity attack, with the most common being phishing and computer viruses…

Net neutrality repeal may diminish telemedicine access, harm small practices

December 12, 2017
A repeal of net neutrality as proposed by the Federal Communications Commission could lead to unintended and devastating consequences for physicians…
In the Journals

HCC liver transplant outcomes better in children with inherited liver disease

December 12, 2017
Children with inherited liver disease who underwent liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma had superior long-term survival compared with…
In the Journals

Virtual touch quantification accurate, noninvasive liver stiffness measurement

December 12, 2017
Virtual touch quantification is a noninvasive method of liver fibrosis staging that demonstrated comparable if not superior accuracy to fibrosis-4…
In the Journals

Inclusive criteria, generic drugs effective for HCV in limited resource nations

December 11, 2017
Researchers from the University of Cairo analyzed the rates of sustained virologic response among patients with hepatitis C in Egypt since the…
In the Journals

Fatty liver index useful for predicting precancerous colon polyps

December 11, 2017
Patients with a high fatty liver index, a noninvasive method used to predict non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, showed a higher risk for colorectal…
In the Journals

Household opioid availability increases risk for use

December 11, 2017
Exposure to prescription opioids in the household was associated with an increased likelihood of prescription opioid use, according to findings…
In the Journals

Extracorporeal cellular therapy unsuccessful in treating alcoholic hepatitis

December 11, 2017
A recent trial of extracorporeal cellular therapy for severe alcoholic hepatitis did not achieve its primary or secondary endpoints of increased…
In the Journals

Liver cancer incidence after HCV therapy linked to risk factors, not treatment

December 8, 2017
Direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C did not correlate with an increased risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in a large cohort study of…
In the Journals

Low skeletal muscle mass increases risk for liver waitlist mortality

December 8, 2017
Patients with sarcopenia on the liver transplant waitlist had increased mortality rates and more liver-related complications before waitlist…

Many health care components still uncertain as tax bill negotiations continue

December 7, 2017
Lawmakers are trying to reconcile the differences between the Senate tax bill passed Saturday and the House bill passed Nov. 16, leaving many…

Thyroid hormone receptor agonist improves liver fat, lipoproteins in NASH

December 7, 2017
Madrigal Pharmaceuticals announced positive interim results from a phase 2 clinical trial of MGL-3196 for reducing liver fat in patients with…
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HCV nucleic acid test offers ‘opportunity’ to increase liver transplant pool

December 7, 2017
Utilizing hepatitis C antibody-positive but nucleic acid test-negative liver donors for HCV-negative liver transplant recipients opens up liver…
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Resistance analysis of Epclusa shows patients may retreat with sofosbuvir

December 6, 2017
Treatment with Epclusa for 12 weeks resulted in high sustained virologic response rates among patients with hepatitis C genotypes 1 through 6…

NASH cirrhosis treatment successful in patients without esophageal varices

December 6, 2017
Galectin Therapeutics announced that its proprietary compound GR-MD-02 significantly reduced hepatic venous pressure gradient in patients with…

Q&A: Why health care remains a target to cyberattacks like WannaCry

December 6, 2017
Earlier this year, hackers executed a worldwide ransomware attack that has impacted more than 100 countries and infected tens of thousands of…

Cybersecurity expert: 5 things physicians should consider to help protect data

December 6, 2017
In this guest commentary, Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security and former cybersecurity expert at the National Security
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