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NASH linked to early markers of hypertrophy

July 26, 2017

A retrospective study revealed a link between nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and changes in myocardial structure as well as increased left atrial volume and left ventricular mass.

“We found that NASH was strongly associated with markers of diastolic dysfunction and also with ventricular wall thickening, indicative of early hypertrophy,” Tracey G. Simon, MD, from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues wrote. “Such findings carry important clinical implications, as diastolic dysfunction is a well-described predictor of future [heart failure] risk within the general population.”

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AASLD releases NAFLD practice guide for screening, treatment

July 19, 2017
The AASLD released a practice guidance document for the diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The document is based on a formal review of…
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Liver biopsy during pregnancy carries low risk, benefits patient care

July 7, 2017
Researchers found no association between liver biopsy during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes apart from a moderately increased risk for preterm birth and small…
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Sugar-to-starch exchange diet decreases liver fat in pediatric obesity

July 6, 2017
Isocaloric fructose restriction in children with obesity showed a decrease in liver fat, visceral fat and de novo lipogenesis and improved insulin kinetics after a 9-day…
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Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excess fat deposition in the liver due to causes other…
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Chapter 6: Infections In IBD - Clostridium difficile and Cytomegalovirus

From Clinical Challenges and Complications of IBD
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International Liver Congress

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VIDEO: NASH prevalence increases fourfold among adolescents

November 22, 2016
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