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

Hepatitis D coinfection found in ‘household clusters’ in Cameroon

January 17, 2020
Investigation into the epidemiology of hepatitis D in Cameroon revealed intrahousehold infection and large differences in prevalence between regions…
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‘Number to treat’ with UDCA may improve survival rates in PBC

January 16, 2020
While the absolute clinical efficacy of ursodeoxycholic acid for primary biliary cholangitis varied by baseline prognostic characteristics, study…
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Modified PAGE-B score classifies HCC risk in patients undergoing HBV therapy

January 15, 2020
The PAGE-B score and a modified PAGE-B score identified which patients on antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B had a low risk for hepatocellular…
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CKD following acute kidney injury impairs cirrhosis clinical outcomes

January 15, 2020
Development of chronic kidney disease following acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis was common and had negative impacts on relevant…
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Improving cirrhosis outcomes requires increasing care coordination

January 14, 2020
Increasing care concentration for patients with cirrhosis, which was found to be less than optimal, increased mortality and health care use…
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‘Pathway code’ for HCV test orders improves screening, linkage to care

January 13, 2020
Implementation of a multifaceted hepatitis C care pathway improved screening and linkage to care rates, especially among baby boomers, or those born…
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Diets high in polyunsaturated, vegetable fats reduce liver cancer risk

January 10, 2020
Diets consisting of higher vegetable fat and polyunsaturated fat intake correlated with a lower risk for hepatocellular carcinoma, including cases in…
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ACA may have helped mitigate opioid epidemic

January 10, 2020
The Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was linked to a reduction in opioid overdose deaths, study findings in JAMA Network Open show. …
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Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
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Histological noninvasive tools define distinct profiles between NAFLD, NASH

January 8, 2020
Both the fatty liver inhibition of progression algorithm and the steatosis activity and fibrosis scoring system identified distinct clinical and…