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

MRE links liver stiffness, CVD risk in patients with type 2 diabetes

May 20, 2019
Increased liver fibrosis assessed by magnetic resonance elastography among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes…
In the Journals

Daily aspirin use reduces risk for fibrosis progression in NAFLD

May 16, 2019
Results from a prospective study of patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease showed that daily aspirin use correlated with less…
In the Journals

EGALITE study confirms efficacy of elbasvir/grazoprevir for patients with HCV, mild fibrosis

May 16, 2019
Results from the EGALITE study showed that 12 weeks of elbasvir/grazoprevir was a highly effective regimen for treatment-naive Asian patients with…
In the Journals

Low-carb superior to low-fat diet for hepatic fat loss regardless of NAFLD

May 14, 2019
Patients who followed a Mediterranean low-carbohydrate diet showed significant reductions in hepatic fat content beyond visceral adipose tissue…
In the Journals

60 seconds can ascertain patients’ social determinants of health

May 13, 2019
Patients’ social determinants of health were determined in 1 minute with a short survey, according to findings recently published in Annals of
In the Journals

Advanced practice providers make difference in cirrhosis care quality

May 8, 2019
Patients with cirrhosis had improved quality of care and outcomes when treated by advanced practice providers compared with those without such care…
In the Journals

Prevalence of liver disease in cystic fibrosis ‘slowly increasing’ in UK

May 8, 2019
The burden of cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease in the United Kingdom increased from 2008 to 2013, with new estimates showing a rising…
In the Journals

Fibrosis stages worsening in alcoholic fatty liver disease cases

May 7, 2019
Although the prevalence of alcoholic fatty liver disease among U.S. adults remained stable between 2001 and 2016, the prevalence of those with stage…
In the Journals

Early rehabilitation reduces alcohol-related hepatitis readmission, mortality

May 2, 2019
Early alcohol rehabilitation reduced 30-day readmission, alcohol relapse and mortality among patients hospitalized for alcohol-related hepatitis…
In the Journals

CDC: Opioid prescribing guidelines ‘misimplemented’

April 24, 2019
The CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain are not consistently followed, putting patient health and safety at risk, according to a…