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

Generic version of Harvoni safe, effective HCV treatment for teens

July 29, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society suggests that a generic version of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir —…
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‘Double negative’ HBV levels at end of treatment mark lower relapse risk

July 29, 2019
Patients who demonstrated negative results from tests for both hepatitis B DNA and RNA at the cessation of nucleos(t)ide treatment were less likely…
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Rare inheritable form of NAFLD driven by gene mutation

July 29, 2019
Researchers identified monoallelic ABHD5 mutations as a driver of inheritable nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that manifests after age 40 years…
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Decentralized telemedicine achieves high HCV cure rates in rural India

July 26, 2019
Decentralized treatment of hepatitis C using telemedicine clinics achieved a sustained virologic response rate of more than 90% regardless of…
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Women, blacks, most frequently receive chronic opioid prescriptions

July 25, 2019
Patients who were black, women or who were at risk for opioid-related harm were more likely to be prescribed chronic opioids, according to findings…
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ACG releases clinical guideline for hereditary hemochromatosis

July 24, 2019
The American College of Gastroenterology released a new clinical guideline for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of hereditary hemochromatosis…
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USPSTF: Screen pregnant women for hepatitis B

July 23, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently gave an ‘A’ level recommendation to screening women for hepatitis B during their first…
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Concurrent NASH drives a ‘second hit’ to the liver in patients with HBV

July 19, 2019
Recent study data showed that concomitant chronic hepatitis B and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis were significantly more likely to lead to advanced…
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Harvoni joins growing DAA options for younger patients with HCV

July 17, 2019
Harvoni joins other direct-acting antivirals in demonstrating safety and high efficacy in younger pediatric patients with chronic hepatitis C…
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Living donor LT provides better survival, lower costs vs. deceased donors

July 16, 2019
Living donor liver transplantation showed multiple superior outcomes compared with deceased donor liver transplantation, including longer survival…