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HBV therapy nonadherence increases risk for liver-related complications

July 13, 2018
Medication nonadherence among patients with hepatitis B increased the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhotic complications and all-cause…
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Expert strategy identifies etiology in indeterminate acute liver failure cases

July 12, 2018
Researchers were able to establish an etiologic diagnosis among nearly 50% of patients with previously indeterminate etiology of acute liver failure…

Analysis: CMS stopping risk adjustment payments leaves insurance premiums in limbo, jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2018
The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and…
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Fibrosis diagnostic accuracy higher in MRE vs. transient elastography

July 12, 2018
Magnetic resonance elastography had significantly higher diagnostic accuracy in staging fibrosis compared with transient elastography among patients…
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HCV vaccine could reduce transmission in people who inject drugs

July 12, 2018
A vaccine that would provide incomplete immunity against hepatitis C virus could still reduce the spread of the virus among drug users sharing…

Biocodex Microbiota Foundation awards grant to study gut microbiota, alcoholic hepatitis link

July 11, 2018
The Biocodex Microbiota Foundation recently awarded 200,000 euros to Bernd Schnabl, MD, a professor from University of California, San Diego, to…

OBI Pharma receives FDA orphan drug designation for HCC therapy

July 10, 2018
OBI Pharma received FDA orphan drug designation for OBI-3424 for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a press release. OBI-3424 is…

Assembly Biosciences initiates phase 2a trial for HBV core inhibitor

July 10, 2018
Assembly Bioscience announced the initiation of two randomized control phase 2a trials for ABI-H0731, the company’s lead hepatitis B core…
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Transplantation of HCV-infected kidney reduces cost, improves life expectancy in HCV patients

July 9, 2018
Kidney transplant with a kidney infected with hepatitis C virus, followed by treatment for the hepatitis C, was effective and reduced costs compared…
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HBV antibody levels after NA discontinuation predict relapse risk

July 9, 2018
Discontinuation of nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy for chronic hepatitis B correlated with risk for clinical relapse based on total serum level of HBV…
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Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…
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Liver disease mortality highest in U.S. southwest, Hispanic populations

July 6, 2018
Liver disease-related mortality rates varied significantly by geographic region in the Untied States with some of the highest rates in the South and…
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NAFLD costs U.S. health care system $32 billion annually

July 5, 2018
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease costs the United States health care system $32 billion annually, according to results of a study presented at…

Exclusive commentary: FDA approval of marijuana-based drug ‘should open doors for significant advances’

July 5, 2018
The recognition of potential utility of marijuana for medicinal purposes is nothing new. A search in PubMed by Healio Family Medicine found several…
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7 recent reports on noninvasive fibrosis detection, staging

July 5, 2018
Recent studies of early liver fibrosis and advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis have analyzed several noninvasive methods to accurately detect fibrosis…
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Simple HBV score accurate, applicable for decentralizing diagnosis

July 3, 2018
A diagnostic score based on hepatitis B e-antigen and alanine aminotransferase was highly accurate in selecting patients for HBV therapy, according…
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Universal HCV screening in adults cost-effective, decreases prevalence

July 2, 2018
Results of recent study in France showed that universal hepatitis C screening was the most effective strategy and was cost-effective when treatment…
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Bone loss risk lower after treatment with TAF vs. TDF for HBV

July 2, 2018
Patients with hepatitis B showed continued improvement in bone safety after 2 years of treatment with tenofovir alafenamide compared with tenofovir…
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Number of self-employed health care professionals drops 10% since 2001

June 29, 2018
The percentage of health care professionals who were self-employed declined and the gap in earnings between employed and self-employed health care…
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Epclusa yields high SVR in HCV genotype 3 with compensated cirrhosis

June 29, 2018
Patients with hepatitis C genotype 3 with compensated cirrhosis achieved a sustained virologic response rate higher than 90% after treatment with…