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

Tenofovir alafenamide effectively treats HBV, no virologic resistance

January 18, 2018
Treatment with tenofovir alafenamide was as effective in suppressing hepatitis B replication as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate with no virologic…
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Gas-sensing capsules show promise as GI diagnostic, monitoring tool

January 17, 2018
Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have developed a gas-sensing capsule that, when swallowed, can electronically report…
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EDs not major contributor to opioid prescriptions

January 17, 2018
The number of opioid prescriptions originating from EDs are small and have been declining since 1996, according to research published in Annals of
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CAP accurately measures severe alcoholic steatosis

January 17, 2018
Controlled attenuation parameter accurately diagnosed severe alcoholic steatosis, according to recently published data. Further, controlled…
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HCV liver cancer resection outcomes similar in patients with diabetes

January 16, 2018
Results of a comparative study of patients with and without diabetes who underwent curative liver resection for hepatitis C-related hepatocellular…
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NASH, HCV cirrhosis predict coronary artery disease in liver transplantation

January 16, 2018
Patients who underwent liver transplantation evaluation had a high prevalence of coronary artery disease, especially those with nonalcoholic…
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Hepatitis A vaccines effective in high-risk populations during outbreak

January 15, 2018
Two-dose hepatitis A vaccination was an effective preventive measure among HIV-positive individuals, including a high study population of men who…
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Acute-on-chronic liver failure model accurately predicts 30-day survival

January 15, 2018
Investigators have validated the North American Consortium for the Study of End-Stage Liver Disease Acute-On Chronic Liver Failure model, or…
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Pediatric sclerosing cholangitis influenced by autoimmune features

January 12, 2018
Autoimmune features negatively influenced pediatric sclerosing cholangitis, but concomitant inflammatory bowel disease did not, according to a…
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Minimally invasive liver resection reduces blood loss, complications

January 11, 2018
Minimally invasive liver resection may be effective for patients with impaired liver function, as results from a recently published study showed that…
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