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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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…
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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…