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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‘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…
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Naloxone coprescription laws may lead to more than 7-fold increase in dispensing

June 21, 2019
Legally mandating naloxone coprescriptions for patients at high risk for opioid overdose was tied to a 7.75-fold increase in dispensed naloxone…
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Poor oral health raises risk for liver cancer

June 21, 2019
Poor oral health correlated with an increased risk for hepatobiliary cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma, according to an analysis of data…
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Gene pattern predicts transplant-free survival for children with biliary atresia

June 19, 2019
Researchers identified a 14-gene expression pattern that predicted transplant-free survival for 2 years in pediatric patients with biliary atresia…
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HBV increases risk for digestive system cancers

June 19, 2019
Chronic hepatitis B virus infection is associated with the risk for nonliver cancers, especially digestive system cancers, according to findings from…
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Universal pregnancy screening for HCV could eliminate transmission in Canada

June 18, 2019
In a recently published commentary, Chelsea Elwood, MD, from the University of British Columbia, and colleagues advised that Canadian guidelines…
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HCV treatment with Epclusa safe in patients undergoing dialysis for ESRD

June 14, 2019
Although not currently licensed for patients undergoing dialysis for severe renal impairment, researchers found that treatment with Epclusa for…
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Patients with severe psoriasis at risk for advanced liver fibrosis

June 11, 2019
Patients with central obesity, insulin resistance and active psoriasis are at high risk for liver fibrosis, according to researchers from…
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Researchers debunk claim that medical marijuana is solution to opioid crisis

June 10, 2019
Legalization of medical cannabis did not reduce the rate of opioid overdose deaths, according to a report recently published in the Proceedings of