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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

Ledipasvir Plus Sofosbuvir: Hint of Added Benefit in Further Patient Group

May 22, 2015 — Documents subsequently submitted by the manufacturer show an advantage in sustained virologic response also for hepatitis C infection of genotype 1 with HIV coinfection without cirrhosis of the ... read more

Dasabuvir in Hepatitis C: Indication of Added Benefit in Certain Patients

May 20, 2015 — A new drug combination showed an advantage in three of a total of 10 patient groups with hepatitis C, particularly regarding virologic response, reviewers have found. The extent of added benefit ... read more

Lives Could Be Saved With Hepatitis C Treatment

May 18, 2015 — A research team is asking for hepatitis C virus patients to gain improved access to drugs to prevent liver related deaths. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health burden in ... read more

Alcoholic Hepatitis Treatments Fail to Keep Patients Alive

Apr. 22, 2015 — The main drugs used to treat alcoholic hepatitis are not effective at increasing patients' survival, a major study has found. In a trial of over 1,000 patients, prednisolone and pentoxifylline, ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A drug for treating hepatitis B virus could be mass-produced for only $36 per person per year, versus the current UK National Health Services price of over $15,000. Hepatitis B causes liver cancer ... read more

Finding Liver Cancer Early and Reversing Its Course

Apr. 21, 2015 — Liver cancer is often lethal in humans because it is diagnosed in late stages, but new work in animal models has identified a potential diagnostic biomarker of the disease and a potential way to ... read more

Study Results Promising for Hepatitis C Patients Awaiting or Completing Liver Transplant

Apr. 30, 2015 — Hepatitis C patients who are awaiting a liver transplant or have completed one are a difficult group to cure because hepatitis C can come back after transplant. A recent trial showed that a large ... read more

Better Evidence Needed to Guide EU Efforts to Increase Hep B and C Testing

Apr. 25, 2015 — The apparent dearth of research on hepatitis B and C testing in many European countries could be hampering efforts to identify infected individuals, according to results from a comprehensive review ... read more

Sofosbuvir/daclatasvir Combination Effective Treatment for Difficult-to-Treat Hep C Patients

Apr. 25, 2015 — New results show that the sofosbuvir (SOF)/daclatasvir (DCV) treatment combination is effective amongst hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype-1 mono-infected patients. These results are significant ... read more

Drinking Just One or Two Alcoholic Drinks a Day Linked to Liver Disease

Apr. 25, 2015 — According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis worldwide. A new worldwide study has shown the significant influence of daily drinking on ... read more

Daclatasvir-Sofosbuvir Combination Highly Effective and Well Tolerated in Patients With Hepatitis C

Apr. 23, 2015 — Phase III results show that once-daily treatment with daclatasvir plus sofosbuvir resulted in an overall 97 percent sustained virologic response at 12 weeks post-treatment in patients with hepatitis ... read more

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Steatohepatitis: NASH Linked to 50% Higher Death Rate Compared With NAFLD

Apr. 24, 2015 — Results from a large population-based cohort of almost a million people in the UK found that the chances of dying from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, over a 14-year period, was approximately 50 ... read more

Cancer Rates Among Patients With Hepatitis C Are Increased Compared to Those Not Infected

Apr. 24, 2015 — New results show that cancer rates in patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were significantly increased compared to the non-HCV cohort. The researchers suggest an extrahepatic manifestation of ... read more

Alginate-Enriched Bread Shown to Reduce Fat Digestion and Absorption in Patients With NAFLD

Apr. 23, 2015 — Alginate-enriched bread has the potential to inhibit fat digestion and circulatory lipids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Chilli Peppers Hold Promise of Preventing Liver Damage and Progression

Apr. 23, 2015 — New research shows that the daily consumption of capsaicin, the active compound of chilli peppers, was found to have beneficial effects on liver ... read more

Delaying Treatment for Hepatitis C Puts Patients' Lives at Risk

Apr. 23, 2015 — New data highlights the impact of delaying treatment for the hepatitis C virus. Researchers found that treatment delays have a serious detrimental effect on treatment efficacy, increasing the risk of ... read more

Cirrhosis Deaths Drop 41 Percent from 2002 to 2012

Apr. 22, 2015 — Dramatic improvements have been found in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure, experts report. They continue to recommend improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A new technique that extends the time that donor organs last has been developed by researchers. The technique can also resuscitate organs obtained after cardiac arrest, the researchers ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers generated a mouse with dysfunctional telomeres in the liver; as a result, it developed cellular alterations present in human diseases such as hepatitis or cirrhosis. This study is the ... read more

Paternal Alcohol Problems, Death from Liver Disease, Signal Offspring Risk for Cirrhosis

Apr. 14, 2015 — While heavy drinking is known to lead to liver cirrhosis, not all heavy drinkers develop the disease. Variation in susceptibility may go beyond quantity of alcohol to also involve genetics, gender, ... read more

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