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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Statins reduce liver cancer risk in patients with chronic HBV

October 1, 2019
Statin therapy correlated with a reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B, according to results published in…
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PWID similarly treatable for HCV as non-PWID

September 27, 2019
Treatment outcomes for chronic hepatitis C virus infection in people who inject drugs, or PWID, and patients on opioid substitution therapy are…
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Novel liver-targeted insulin comparable to insulin lispro in type 1 diabetes

September 25, 2019
Adults with type 1 diabetes assigned to a mealtime, liver-targeted insulin using hepatocyte-directed vesicle technology for 6 months experienced a…
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NAFLD in children linked to lower bone mineral density

September 24, 2019
Researchers identified a link between the presence and severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children with reduced whole-body bone mineral…
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Many European countries lack an informed health response to NAFLD

September 23, 2019
Recently published data reveal an inadequate public health response to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in European countries, according to a study…
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Australia will miss HBV elimination targets despite improved care

September 19, 2019
Results from an estimation model revealed that Australia will marginally miss both its local targets and the WHO’s global targets for…
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Several significant cholangiocarcinoma risk factors identified

September 18, 2019
Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis revealed 13 risk factors for intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, the most…
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Maribavir shows promise against CMV in transplant recipients

September 18, 2019
Twice-daily maribavir demonstrated similar efficacy as valganciclovir in clearing cytomegalovirus viremia in hematopoietic-cell or solid-organ…
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MELD-GRAIL-Na score may improve liver transplant waitlist mortality prediction

September 17, 2019
Replacing serum creatinine with estimated glomerular filtration rate in a patient’s MELD-Na score appeared to improve waitlist mortality…
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HBV burden increases in Appalachian states despite decreasing trend in US

September 16, 2019
The rate of newly diagnosed acute and chronic hepatitis B virus infections in women of childbearing age has significantly increased in some…