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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Simplified treatment monitoring may be effective for certain HCV cases

November 5, 2019
Researchers discovered potential for a simplified monitoring schedule compared with standard monitoring among certain patients treated direct-acting…
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Study: Syphilis is three times more common in patients with ESKD

October 17, 2019
Compared with the general population, researchers found that the incidence of syphilis was more than 3 times greater in patients with ESKD…
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HCV cure improves survival in post-DAA liver cancer development

October 16, 2019
Patients who developed hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma after achieving sustained virologic response with interferon-free direct-acting…
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HIV/HCV vs. HCV monoinfection present similar liver cancer rates

October 15, 2019
In contrast to previous study results, hepatocellular carcinoma and decompensated cirrhosis rates were similar between patients coinfected with…
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Egrifta reduces hepatic fat fraction in patients with NAFLD, HIV

October 14, 2019
Treatment with Egrifta demonstrated a greater reduction in hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver…
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‘Presumed consent’ policy may help improve organ donation in the US

October 11, 2019
According to a recently published study, implementing a policy that requires citizens to “opt-out” of being an organ donor may help…
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Liver fat changes unreliable for some histological predictions

October 11, 2019
Changes in liver fat can predict changes in steatosis but not other liver histological parameters like improvements in nonalcoholic fatty liver…
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Combined HCV, opioid use disorder increasing among pregnant women

October 11, 2019
The rates of hepatitis C infection at delivery among pregnant women in the U.S. increased between 2000 and 2015, especially among women with…
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‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
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Integrated HCV care in HIV centers reaches more PWID than usual care

October 10, 2019
Results from a real-world study of implementing hepatitis C testing into integrated care centers that deliver HIV services to people who inject drugs…