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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Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Vosevi safely treats HCV in patients with prior treatment failure

August 1, 2019
Treatment with Vosevi, a combination of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir, was an effective and safe therapy for patients with prior…
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EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
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Multistrain probiotic improves cognitive complications in cirrhosis

July 30, 2019
Intake of a multistrain probiotic improved cognitive function, risk for falls and inflammatory response in patients with cirrhosis and a history of…
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Global prevalence of concurrent NAFLD in type 2 diabetes at 55%

July 30, 2019
Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis revealed the global prevalence of fatty liver disease in patients with type 2 diabetes, ranging…
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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…