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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Military combat service linked to an increase in HBV exposure

August 21, 2019
The prevalence of exposure to hepatitis B among veterans was highest among those with traditional risk factors and independently related to military…
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Strength training ‘recovers lost muscle mass’ from cirrhosis

August 20, 2019
Supervised progressive resistance training increased muscle strength and size in patients with compensated cirrhosis while also providing beneficial…
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Patient-reported outcomes greatly altered by HCV treatment results

August 20, 2019
In a follow-up analysis of participants in clinical trials, researchers found that patient-reported outcome scores increased in patients who achieved…
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Models calculate risk for post-hepatectomy liver failure in cirrhosis

August 17, 2019
A pair of preoperative and postoperative models estimated the probabilities for post-hepatectomy liver failure in patients with cirrhosis, according…
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‘Building blocks’ model significantly decreases opioid prescriptions

August 16, 2019
A model that researchers dubbed “Six Building Blocks” led to significant decreases in the proportion of patients on high-dose opioids and…
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DAAs cost-effective for reducing HCV in people who inject drugs

August 16, 2019
Scaling up access to direct-acting antivirals, or DAAs, is the most cost-effective intervention for reducing hepatitis C virus among people who…
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Prediabetes present in nearly 20% of children with NAFLD

August 15, 2019
Abnormal glucose tolerance, especially prediabetes, was highly prevalent among children and adolescent patients with established nonalcoholic fatty…
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‘All the characteristics’: Hepatitis E is a neglected tropical disease, experts say

August 13, 2019
Hepatitis E virus is associated with a high risk for mortality among pregnant women and has “profound consequences” for populations with…
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Automated liver function test cost-effectively increases correct diagnoses

August 13, 2019
Use of an automated investigation algorithm known as intelligent liver function testing increased liver disease diagnoses and improved patient…
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Africans with HCV more likely to carry ‘unusual’ genotypes, face lower SVR

August 12, 2019
Most patients with hepatitis C in Africa have genotypes outside of the common and easily cured genotype 1a and genotype 1b, which has led to a…