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

Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
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Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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PELD score insufficient for allocation of livers compared with MELD score

September 18, 2018
The PELD score did not accurately predict 90-day pretransplant mortality in children who were listed for liver transplantation compared with adults…
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Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…
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High BMI linked to HCC incidence in HBV seroclearance cases

September 17, 2018
Analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma risk factors among patients with varying hepatitis B surface antigen status showed that higher BMI was a risk…
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Liquid biopsy identifies chronic liver disease, liver cancer vs. healthy blood

September 13, 2018
A recently developed liquid biopsy cell-sorting device was able to detect circulating epithelial cells of hepatocyte origin in blood from healthy…
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Patients with multiple prescribers more likely to seek ‘high-risk’ prescriptions

September 12, 2018
Lower continuity of prescribing, as measured by the continuity of care index, was strongly linked to the likelihood for filling high-risk opioid…
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Tertiary lymphoid structures lower liver cancer recurrence risk

September 12, 2018
Intratumoral tertiary lymphoid structures correlated with a lower risk for early relapse of hepatocellular carcinoma after surgical resection…
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Documentation for justifying opioid prescriptions often lacking

September 10, 2018
A medical indication is not documented for many outpatient opioid prescriptions, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine
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Midodrine with albumin does not prevent cirrhosis complications

September 10, 2018
Treatment with midodrine and albumin mildly suppressed the activity of vasoconstrictor systems in patients with cirrhosis waiting for liver…