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

In HBV, high core-related antigen levels predict cirrhosis

September 19, 2017
Elevated hepatitis B virus core-related antigen levels significantly increased the risk for progression to cirrhosis among patients with chronic…
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Reused medical needles lead to most HCV infections in India

September 19, 2017
“As there exists a regional variation in the prevalence of HCV and health care practices, studying the clinical profile of HCV in different…
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NIH awards $4 million to research environmental connection to liver disease

September 18, 2017
A researcher at the University of Louisville has received $4.01 million grant distributed over eight years by the NIH’s National Institute of…
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Proton density fat fraction accurately classifies hepatic changes in NASH

September 18, 2017
Proton density fat fraction, or PDFF, estimated by magnetic resonance imaging scanners of different field strength and at different sites accurately…
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Low-income nations need greater health investments to eliminate HBV

September 15, 2017
Higher-income northern and western European countries ranked the highest on the United Nation’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals…
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Reduced Nexavar dosage yields cost benefits, does not affect OS in HCC

September 14, 2017
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who started Nexavar therapy at reduced dosages had a lower total cumulative pill cost and were less likely to…
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Liver resection, transplant survival rates similar in early HCC

September 14, 2017
Survival rates after liver transplantation were superior to liver resection for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, according to results of a…
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Gallbladder cancer linked to mold toxin

September 11, 2017
Dietary exposure to aflatoxin, or toxins produced by fungi affecting certain crops, may increase the risk for gallbladder cancer, according to new…
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Women with HCV face low ovarian reserve, infertility, miscarriage

September 11, 2017
Women of child-bearing age with hepatitis C showed early signs of menopause, putting them at greater risk for infertility, gestational diabetes and…
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Sofosbuvir safe, effective in patients with chronic kidney disease, HCV

September 7, 2017
Sofosbuvir-based direct-acting antiviral therapy was safe and effective for patients with chronic kidney disease and hepatitis C, particularly for…
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