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.

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Expanding liver transplant criteria offers comparable survival

November 17, 2017
Select patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who surpassed traditional indications for living donor liver transplantation exceeded survival…
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Opioid abuse treatment medications equally effective

November 15, 2017
Buprenorphine-naloxone combination and extended-release naltrexone were both safe and effective in managing patients with opioid use disorder…
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Fatty liver linked to colorectal cancer in men, breast cancer in women

November 15, 2017
Researchers observed that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was associated with hepatocellular carcinoma in general and with colorectal cancer in men…
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Liver waitlist outcomes for patients with HCV improving in recent years

November 14, 2017
In recent years, mortality rates and progression of disease severity has decreased among patients with hepatitis C on the liver transplant waitlist…
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Early increased vitamin E intake linked to liver health later in childhood

November 13, 2017
Alanine aminostransferase maintained better levels at mid-childhood when children took in a higher amount of the alpha-tocopherol isoform of vitamin…
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DAAs produce cure rates in HCV/HIV co-infection similar to monoinfection

November 13, 2017
Using direct-acting antiviral therapies demonstrated similarly high rates of sustained virologic response for hepatitis C virus infection in patients…
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Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
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Recommendations address ‘public health concern’ of hepatitis C in pregnancy

November 10, 2017
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine recently issued its first-ever recommendations for pregnant women with hepatitis C — a segment of…
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Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
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Whole grain diet reduces body weight, ineffective in gut microbiome

November 9, 2017
Compared with diets higher in refined grains, whole grain diets did not alter insulin sensitivity or the gut microbiome, according to a recently…
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