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.

In the Journals

HCV-viremic kidneys provide similar efficacy in recipients as uninfected organs

September 12, 2019
By 2019, hepatitis C-seronegative patients who underwent kidney transplantation mostly received HCV-viremic donor organs, which demonstrated the same…
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Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…
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Frailty at any BMI level increases liver transplant waitlist mortality

September 11, 2019
Frailty correlated with a twofold higher risk for waitlist mortality among both patients with and without obesity in need of liver transplantation…
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Prediction models determine long-term outcomes after liver resection

September 10, 2019
A set of three prediction models for patients who required liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with Child-Pugh B cirrhosis estimated…
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‘Lean NAFLD’ displays altered pathophysiology, gut microbiome

September 9, 2019
Researchers found that patients with “lean” nonalcoholic fatty liver disease had altered gut microbiota profiles along with higher bile…
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Resistance-guided HCV retreatment achieves nearly 90% SVR

September 7, 2019
Resistance-guided direct-acting antiviral retreatment resulted in nearly 90% sustained virologic response rates among patients with hepatitis C who…
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Elevated fatty liver index in HCV/HIV coinfection predicts mortality risk

September 5, 2019
Researchers discovered that an elevated fatty liver index was an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality in patients coinfected with…
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NAFLD regardless of obesity marks increased risk for liver, GI cancers

September 4, 2019
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease correlated with an approximately 90% higher risk for liver and gastrointestinal cancers compared with patients…
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Public insurance a risk factor for worse liver transplant waitlist outcomes

August 30, 2019
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma on a liver transplantation waitlist who had public insurance had worse waitlist outcomes compared with those…
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Liver cancer outcomes improving as physicians gain experience with Nexavar

August 29, 2019
Increasing physician experience in the management of Nexavar-related adverse events has led to longer treatment duration and improved overall…
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