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

CDC: Opioid prescriptions 87% more likely in rural areas

January 17, 2019
Residents of the most rural locations in the United States were nearly 90% more likely to receive an opioid prescription than residents of large…
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Undiagnosed HBV, HCV, HIV prevalent in newly diagnosed cancer cases

January 17, 2019
Researchers discovered a substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis C or hepatitis B were unaware of…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Telehealth identifies liver transplantation noncandidates

January 16, 2019
Telehealth-based evaluations identified patients with chronic liver disease who were not candidates for liver transplantation without the need for…
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Almost 16% of pediatric transplant recipients hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases

January 15, 2019
Children receiving solid organ transplants — especially lung, heart, intestine and multivisceral transplants — are hospitalized with…
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Nurse-led HCV care model results in 95% or higher SVR rates in prison

January 15, 2019
A decentralized, nurse-led model of hepatitis C care with direct-acting antivirals was significantly effective and led to high levels of sustained…
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Stress, environment key barriers to Mediterranean diet uptake for NAFLD

January 14, 2019
Barriers to initiating a Mediterranean diet — shown to improve liver health in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease — included…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Crestor manages cholesterol elevation during NGM282 NASH therapy

January 10, 2019
Crestor safely and effectively managed NGM282-associated LDL cholesterol elevation, according to a study published in Journal of Hepatology
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Novel app may help anticipate opioid overdose

January 9, 2019
A recently developed app identified changes in breathing patterns that preceded likely opioid overdoses, as well as during an actual overdose…