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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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
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Parkinson’s disease rates lower in patients treated vs. untreated for HCV

June 10, 2019
Patients who received interferon-based antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C had a significantly lower incidence rate of Parkinson’s…
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Tool identifies adverse drug events in limited situations

June 7, 2019
A tool that researchers dubbed the “patient-report adverse drug event instrument” only identified adverse drug events in older patients…
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Alzheimer’s drug may help treat opioid addiction

June 5, 2019
Galantamine may also someday help treat opioid addiction, according to results published in The American Journal on Addictions. “Galantamine…
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Novel vaccine with Viread induces T cell immune response in chronic HBV

May 31, 2019
Researchers found that treatment with a combination of Viread and GS-4774, a yeast-based therapeutic vaccine, increased hepatitis B-specific T cell…
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Vitamin E provides no additive benefit to pioglitazone for liver disease

May 30, 2019
A combination of pioglitazone and vitamin E can lead to better liver histology in adults with type 2 diabetes, but treatment with vitamin E alone…
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Somatuline Depot reduces liver volume growth in polycystic kidney disease

May 30, 2019
Treatment with Somatuline Depot for 120 weeks reduced the growth of liver and combined liver and kidney volume in patients with polycystic liver…
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Common polymorphism responsible for HCV genotype 3 resistance to Sovaldi

May 28, 2019
Researchers identified a common polymorphism and a rare variant combination in hepatitis C genotype 3 that are responsible for a reduced response to…
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Hepatitis A outbreaks nearly 300% higher in recent years

May 23, 2019
Reports of hepatitis A infections increased by nearly 300% in the U.S. between 2016 and 2018 compared with 2013 to 2015, primarily due to outbreaks…
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Entyvio reduces ALP in subset of patients with IBD, PSC

May 22, 2019
Study results showed that Entyvio decreased alkaline phosphatase serum levels by 20% in a subset of patients with concomitant inflammatory bowel…