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AASLD Foundation presents grants to young hepatologists for research, careers

July 18, 2019
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation has granted $3.42 million in research and career development awards to 29…

Meeting News

Emricasan reduces portal pressure in cirrhosis despite missing endpoint

April 13, 2019
VIENNA — Emricasan missed its primary endpoint of hepatic venous pressure gradient reduction in all patients with nonalcoholic…

In the Journals

Extrahepatic conditions increase complication risk in portal hypertension

April 1, 2019
Patients with idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension had a high risk for major surgical and portal hypertension-related complications if they…

In the Journals

Norfloxacin ineffective for cirrhosis survival, but beneficial in ascites

September 6, 2018
Results of a randomized control trial of patients with advanced cirrhosis without recent fluoroquinolone therapy showed that norfloxacin did not…

In the Journals

Pregnancy not contraindicated in non-cirrhotic portal hypertension

September 4, 2018
Despite a significant incidence of portal hypertension-related complications, overall pregnancy outcomes remained favorable in women with idiopathic…

Meeting News

Portal hypertension predicts variceal hemorrhage in biliary atresia

June 4, 2018
WASHINGTON — Results of a prospective longitudinal analysis showed that the incidence of gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage in children with…

In the Journals

Liver stiffness may predict HF severity, outcomes

February 6, 2018
Among patients with HF, those with the highest degree of liver stiffness were at elevated risk for mortality and HF rehospitalization, researchers…

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VIDEO: AASLD Industry Colloquium brings together leaders in industry, academia, regulation

January 19, 2018
BETHESDA, Maryland — In this exclusive video from the AASLD Industry Colloquium 2018, Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FAASLD, from Swedish Medical Center…

In the Journals

Liver resection for liver cancer safe in patients with portal hypertension

December 28, 2017
Portal hypertension did not negatively affect survival rates in patients who underwent liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma, according to…

New Years’ resolution: 8 reports on exercise for improved liver health

December 28, 2017
Overweight and obesity are significant risk factors for liver disease, especially fatty liver disease. Weight loss and exercise can not only decrease…

Meeting News

Healio to provide live coverage of The Liver Meeting 2017

October 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — Beginning Friday, October 20, Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease will provide live coverage from the The Liver Meeting…

Meeting News

Liver pressure has 'come of age,' aids management of liver disease

October 17, 2017
ORLANDO — Measuring hepatic pressure should be done by gastroenterologists and hepatologists because it can best direct treatment and outcomes…

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VIDEO: Liver disease topics discussed at DDW include HCV, NAFLD, statins

May 12, 2017
CHICAGO — In this exclusive video from Digestive Disease Week, Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, discusses the topics reviewed during a press…

In the Journals

'Acute on chronic GI bleeding' identified as a distinct syndrome linked to cirrhosis, portal hypertension

April 24, 2017
Researchers have identified a unique GI bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension, which they call “acute on chronic…

In the Journals

Noninvasive tests predict portal hypertension, varices in cirrhosis

November 9, 2016
Recent findings suggest noninvasive tests can be used to identify patients with compensated liver disease at high risk for clinically significant…

FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to BIV201 for most ascites treatments

September 14, 2016
The FDA granted BioVie Inc. orphan drug designation for BIV201 for the treatment of ascites in all instances except those caused by cancer, according…

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New MRI model estimates portal pressure as well as HVPG

August 12, 2016
A combined model of non-invasive quantitative MRI measures of liver spine-echo echo planar imaging longitudinal relaxation time and splenic artery…

In the Journals

New hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction prognostic scores superior in India

July 15, 2016
At the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, new prognostic scores developed for hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction were superior to other…

In the Journals

TIPS safe, effective in patients with idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension

July 14, 2016
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts were safe and effective in treating the complications of patients with idiopathic noncirrhotic portal…

In the Journals

Beta-blockers may prevent decompensated cirrhosis for portal hypertension

December 17, 2015
New data published in Hepatology showed that beta-blockers lowered portal pressure in patients with clinically significant portal hypertension…