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

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…
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Study quantifies natural history of recurrent acute hepatic porphyria attacks

September 16, 2019
Results from the EXPLORE prospective natural history study designed to characterize disease activity and clinical management in patients with acute…
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HCV-viremic kidneys provide similar efficacy in recipients as uninfected organs

September 12, 2019
By 2019, hepatitis C-seronegative patients who underwent kidney transplantation mostly received HCV-viremic donor organs, which demonstrated the same…
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Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…
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Frailty at any BMI level increases liver transplant waitlist mortality

September 11, 2019
Frailty correlated with a twofold higher risk for waitlist mortality among both patients with and without obesity in need of liver transplantation…
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Prediction models determine long-term outcomes after liver resection

September 10, 2019
A set of three prediction models for patients who required liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with Child-Pugh B cirrhosis estimated…
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‘Lean NAFLD’ displays altered pathophysiology, gut microbiome

September 9, 2019
Researchers found that patients with “lean” nonalcoholic fatty liver disease had altered gut microbiota profiles along with higher bile…
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Resistance-guided HCV retreatment achieves nearly 90% SVR

September 7, 2019
Resistance-guided direct-acting antiviral retreatment resulted in nearly 90% sustained virologic response rates among patients with hepatitis C who…