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

Mavyret cures 100% of adolescents with HCV in first of two-part pediatric study

July 9, 2019
The pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral Mavyret demonstrated 100% sustained virologic response in adolescent patients aged 12 years to 17 years with…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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HBV serostatus identification is critical before hemodialysis

July 3, 2019
A multistep process hemodialysis patients according to findings published in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology. Dedicated equipment and a…
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Multi-disciplinary workflow increases naloxone access in rural America

July 3, 2019
Pharmacists, front office staff and physicians worked together to boost the number of naloxone prescriptions at a clinic in rural Oregon, according…
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Providing DAAs to PWID in primary care increases uptake, cure rates

July 1, 2019
Providing direct acting antivirals, or DAAs, for hepatitis C virus infection in primary care settings significantly increases treatment uptake and…
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Risk for opioid overdose mortality higher in Great Lakes, Mountain, South Atlantic regions of US

June 28, 2019
Residents of the United States’ South Atlantic, Mountain and East North Central, or Great Lakes, sections were as much as four times as likely…
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Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
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Veterans with PTSD at higher risk for death by suicide, accident, hepatitis

June 28, 2019
Compared with the general U.S. population, veterans with PTSD appeared at higher risk for death by suicide, accidental injury and viral hepatitis…
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‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…
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Sovaldi with ribavirin safe, effective for children aged 3 years to 12 years

June 25, 2019
Treatment with Sovaldi and ribavirin was well-tolerated and highly effective in children aged 3 years to less than 12 years in pediatric patients…