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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Despite intervention, USPSTF-recommended HCV screening varies in practices serving disadvantaged groups

December 3, 2019
HCV screening varied among practices that served disadvantaged populations in the United States despite the implementation of an intervention to…
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Women with NAFLD lose sex-associated cardiovascular protection

December 3, 2019
Women who developed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease no longer retained the cardiovascular protective effect conferred by female sex, according to a…
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Kids receiving liver transplants immunized at lower rate than general public

December 2, 2019
In the United States and Canada, pediatric patients who undergo liver transplant show lower age-appropriate immunization rates at time of transplant…
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US life expectancy drops after decades of improvement

November 26, 2019
Life expectancy among adults in the United States increased for nearly 6 decades but eventually slowed over time and then dropped for 3 straight…
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‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
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Albumin, liver stiffness after DAA therapy for HCV stratify liver cancer risk

November 8, 2019
Albumin levels and liver stiffness measurements taken during direct-acting antiviral therapy follow-up can stratify liver cancer risk among patients…
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Cholesterol increases from Ocaliva for NASH resolve after discontinuation

November 7, 2019
Study results showed that while treatment with Ocaliva for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis led to an increase in LDL cholesterol at 12 weeks, levels…
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‘Downgrading’ acute-on-chronic liver failure improves post-LT survival

November 6, 2019
Improving acute-on-chronic liver failure grade from time of liver transplant listing to time of transplant enhanced posttransplant survival…
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New treatment approaches induce responses in unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

November 6, 2019
Chemotherapy combined with hepatic arterial infusion of floxuridine or with selective internal radiotherapy induced antitumor activity among patients…
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Higher liver fat in children raises cardio-metabolic risk regardless of BMI

November 6, 2019
Researchers determined that higher liver fat content independent of BMI correlated with an adverse cardio-metabolic risk profile among children…