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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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
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TARE-Y90 safe, effective for unresectable pediatric liver tumors

November 8, 2018
Transarterial radioembolization with yttrium-90 safely and effectively treated unresectable primary malignant liver tumors in pediatric patients as…
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HCC recurrence rates do not differ after interferon vs. DAA therapy

November 6, 2018
Hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence rates and patterns did not differ between patients who underwent interferon-based antiviral therapy for hepatitis…
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Unrestricted DAA access improves HCV treatment uptake among PWIDs

November 6, 2018
Data from Australia’s annual bio-behavioral surveillance of people who inject drugs attending needle syringe programs between 2015 and 2017…
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Liver cancer diagnosis often late among African-American patients

November 5, 2018
African-American patients presented with more advanced stages of hepatocellular carcinoma and had worse five-year survival rates compared with…
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Cirrhosis often follows alcohol-related health care visits

November 2, 2018
The incidence of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis among patients identified as high-risk ranged from 7% to 16% after approximately a decade of heavy…
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Longer breastfeeding duration lowers women’s risk for NAFLD

November 1, 2018
Longer lactation duration lowered the odds for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in midlife among nursing women, according to a study…
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Adverse metabolic profile more impactful on NASH than obesity

October 31, 2018
Adverse metabolic conditions showed a greater impact on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, significant fibrosis…
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ACP issues new recommendations to reduce gun violence

October 31, 2018
ACP updated its policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States by building on, strengthening and expanding…
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Baveno-VI criteria reduces endoscopies in PSC, PBC cases

October 30, 2018
Results from an evaluation of the Baveno-VI criteria showed that the criteria were applicable to patients with advanced chronic liver disease due to…