In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in hepatology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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Harvoni joins growing DAA options for younger patients with HCV

July 17, 2019
Harvoni joins other direct-acting antivirals in demonstrating safety and high efficacy in younger pediatric patients with chronic hepatitis C…
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Living donor LT provides better survival, lower costs vs. deceased donors

July 16, 2019
Living donor liver transplantation showed multiple superior outcomes compared with deceased donor liver transplantation, including longer survival…
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Population density, water balance influence hepatitis E outbreaks

July 15, 2019
Researchers found that population density and water balance were key factors influencing the occurrence of hepatitis E outbreaks, according to a…
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Pharmacist-driven HCV treatment model yields high SVR rates

July 14, 2019
Clinical pharmacist-delivered hepatitis C virus therapy yields high rates of SVR, according to findings published in Open Forum Infectious
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Liver fat biomarker decreases after exercise, improving metabolic profile

July 11, 2019
Levels of dimethylguanidino valeric acid, a metabolite that was recently determined to be a circulating biomarker of liver fat, correlated with…
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In AF, liver disease confers elevated bleeding risk after anticoagulation

July 11, 2019
Major bleeding risk was elevated in patients with atrial fibrillation and a history of liver disease after the use of oral anticoagulants, according…
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VCTE superior marker for measuring fibrosis in patients with HBV/HIV

July 10, 2019
Vibration-controlled transient elastography outperformed aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index and Fibrosis-4 index as a noninvasive…
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Multiple noninvasive test procedure identifies NASH-fibrosis

July 10, 2019
Fibrosis-4 index followed by measurement of liver stiffness with vibration-controlled transient elastography or Enhanced Liver Fibrosis test…
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Mavyret cures 100% of adolescents with HCV in first of two-part pediatric study

July 9, 2019
The pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral Mavyret demonstrated 100% sustained virologic response in adolescent patients aged 12 years to 17 years with…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…