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

MRI-PDFF suboptimal in identifying advanced NASH, fibrosis

July 20, 2018
Results of a study on liver histology features in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis revealed that…
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Preconception hepatic scores predict pregnancy outcomes in women with CLD

July 19, 2018
Preconception albumin-bilirubin score and aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index accurately predicted pregnancy outcomes in women with…
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Cirrhosis-related mortality rates increasing in U.S. since 2009

July 19, 2018
Cirrhosis-related mortality increased in the U.S. since 2009 with rates varying by age, ethnicity and region, according to a recently published…
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Many patients struggle to stop buprenorphine use

July 18, 2018
Many patients who want to stop using buprenorphine for opioid use disorder were not able to, according to findings recently published in Drug and
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Novel ‘genotype 8’ surfaces among four patients with HCV

July 17, 2018
Researchers identified four patients with a novel hepatitis C genotype, according to study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Despite…
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CARTO technique safe, effective for overt hepatic encephalopathy

July 17, 2018
Coil-assisted retrograde transvenous obliteration was safe and effective in treating patients with refractory overt hepatic encephalopathy caused by…
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Liver cancer risks, detection: 8 recent reports

July 16, 2018
Patients with liver disease such as viral hepatitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with cirrhosis are at increased risk for progression to…
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HBV therapy nonadherence increases risk for liver-related complications

July 13, 2018
Medication nonadherence among patients with hepatitis B increased the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhotic complications and all-cause…
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Expert strategy identifies etiology in indeterminate acute liver failure cases

July 12, 2018
Researchers were able to establish an etiologic diagnosis among nearly 50% of patients with previously indeterminate etiology of acute liver failure…
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Fibrosis diagnostic accuracy higher in MRE vs. transient elastography

July 12, 2018
Magnetic resonance elastography had significantly higher diagnostic accuracy in staging fibrosis compared with transient elastography among patients…