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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‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
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Albumin, liver stiffness after DAA therapy for HCV stratify liver cancer risk

November 8, 2019
Albumin levels and liver stiffness measurements taken during direct-acting antiviral therapy follow-up can stratify liver cancer risk among patients…
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Cholesterol increases from Ocaliva for NASH resolve after discontinuation

November 7, 2019
Study results showed that while treatment with Ocaliva for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis led to an increase in LDL cholesterol at 12 weeks, levels…
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‘Downgrading’ acute-on-chronic liver failure improves post-LT survival

November 6, 2019
Improving acute-on-chronic liver failure grade from time of liver transplant listing to time of transplant enhanced posttransplant survival…
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New treatment approaches induce responses in unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

November 6, 2019
Chemotherapy combined with hepatic arterial infusion of floxuridine or with selective internal radiotherapy induced antitumor activity among patients…
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Higher liver fat in children raises cardio-metabolic risk regardless of BMI

November 6, 2019
Researchers determined that higher liver fat content independent of BMI correlated with an adverse cardio-metabolic risk profile among children…
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Simplified treatment monitoring may be effective for certain HCV cases

November 5, 2019
Researchers discovered potential for a simplified monitoring schedule compared with standard monitoring among certain patients treated direct-acting…
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Study: Syphilis is three times more common in patients with ESKD

October 17, 2019
Compared with the general population, researchers found that the incidence of syphilis was more than 3 times greater in patients with ESKD…
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HCV cure improves survival in post-DAA liver cancer development

October 16, 2019
Patients who developed hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma after achieving sustained virologic response with interferon-free direct-acting…
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HIV/HCV vs. HCV monoinfection present similar liver cancer rates

October 15, 2019
In contrast to previous study results, hepatocellular carcinoma and decompensated cirrhosis rates were similar between patients coinfected with…
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