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

Normothermic machine perfusion for liver storage improves graft, patient survival

April 19, 2018
Normothermic machine perfusion for donated livers had a 50% lower rate of graft injury and no significant difference in bile duct complications…
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ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
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Organs from overdose-death donors could alleviate organ donation shortage

April 16, 2018
Proper use of organs from people who die of overdose could help address the shortage of organs available for transplant, according to findings…
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Package inserts for opioids lack clear messages for safe storage, disposal

April 16, 2018
Safe storage and disposal messages were not explicitly mentioned on many package inserts for opioid analgesics and were inconsistent across opioid…
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Lower alcohol consumption reduces risk for mortality

April 13, 2018
Adults who drank about 100 g of alcohol per week had the lowest risk for all-cause mortality compared with other amounts, according to an analysis…
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Majority of physicians engage in multisite practicing

April 13, 2018
Nearly two in three physicians in Georgia are multisite practitioners — that is, they have multiple hospital privileges and/or work in…
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Experts express concerns about FDA precertification program for health apps

April 10, 2018
In a new commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine, experts suggest that the FDA’s Digital Health Software Precertification Program…
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Ischemic heart disease remains leading cause of death in US

April 10, 2018
Ischemic heart disease was still the No. 1 cause of death in the United States from 1990 to 2016, according to findings recently published by the…
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Black, Latino Americans more likely to be hospitalized for autoimmune hepatitis

April 10, 2018
Black and Latino Americans have a disproportionately higher hospitalization rate for autoimmune hepatitis than white Americans, and black people with…
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UK organizations release PBC treatment, management guide

April 9, 2018
The British Society of Gastroenterology and UK-PBC partnered to develop a comprehensive guideline for the treatment and management of primary biliary…