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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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…
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ACG releases clinical guideline for hereditary hemochromatosis

July 24, 2019
The American College of Gastroenterology released a new clinical guideline for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of hereditary hemochromatosis…
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USPSTF: Screen pregnant women for hepatitis B

July 23, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently gave an ‘A’ level recommendation to screening women for hepatitis B during their first…
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Concurrent NASH drives a ‘second hit’ to the liver in patients with HBV

July 19, 2019
Recent study data showed that concomitant chronic hepatitis B and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis were significantly more likely to lead to advanced…
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Harvoni joins growing DAA options for younger patients with HCV

July 17, 2019
Harvoni joins other direct-acting antivirals in demonstrating safety and high efficacy in younger pediatric patients with chronic hepatitis C…
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Living donor LT provides better survival, lower costs vs. deceased donors

July 16, 2019
Living donor liver transplantation showed multiple superior outcomes compared with deceased donor liver transplantation, including longer survival…
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Population density, water balance influence hepatitis E outbreaks

July 15, 2019
Researchers found that population density and water balance were key factors influencing the occurrence of hepatitis E outbreaks, according to a…
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Pharmacist-driven HCV treatment model yields high SVR rates

July 14, 2019
Clinical pharmacist-delivered hepatitis C virus therapy yields high rates of SVR, according to findings published in Open Forum Infectious
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Liver fat biomarker decreases after exercise, improving metabolic profile

July 11, 2019
Levels of dimethylguanidino valeric acid, a metabolite that was recently determined to be a circulating biomarker of liver fat, correlated with…
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In AF, liver disease confers elevated bleeding risk after anticoagulation

July 11, 2019
Major bleeding risk was elevated in patients with atrial fibrillation and a history of liver disease after the use of oral anticoagulants, according…