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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

Pay Now or Pay More Later: Treating Hepatitis C

May 9, 2016 — The latest drugs that treat the blood-borne illness hepatitis C can cure it, but their price tag remains a point of contention for insurers and government health care officials. A series of studies ... read more

Targeted Hepatitis B Virus Screening Effective in Addressing Infection, Liver Disease Risk

May 2, 2016 — A community-based hepatitis B virus screening effort found that targeted outreach to Asian American populations can identify groups at high risk for infection and direct them to appropriate follow-up ... read more

New Therapy Strategies for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Indicate Initial Success

Apr. 19, 2016 — The new therapy strategy for primary sclerosing cholangitis, a liver disease that at present still cannot be cured with medication, shows initial measureable success with the nor-ursodeoxycholic acid ... read more

Monitoring Sugar Metabolism in Liver May Be a Key to Cancer Diagnosis

Apr. 18, 2016 — Scientists may have discovered a significant new diagnostic marker for liver cancer, according to a new ... read more

Low-Cost Generic Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatment for Hep C Is Equivalent to Branded Formulations

Apr. 16, 2016 — New data demonstrates that generic direct-acting antivirals are as effective and safe as branded treatments to cure hepatitis ... read more

Waist Not Weight: Key to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 16, 2016 — A new study demonstrates that a build-up of fat around the waist can cause more serious complications than obesity in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Scientists Find a Way to Cure Hepatitis C With 6 Weeks of Treatment

Apr. 16, 2016 — A pilot study found that all patients with acute HCV who were treated with a direct-acting antiviral treatment over a 'short-duration' of six weeks had undetectable HCV after a 12 week ... read more

Investigational Treatment Provides Hope for Some Chronic Liver Disease Sufferers

Apr. 16, 2016 — A new study provides hope for a new treatment in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare condition characterized by inflammation and scarring in the bile ducts of the liver and for which ... read more

Long-Term Benefits to the Kidney in Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplant

Apr. 15, 2016 — There may be long-term benefits to simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation versus kidney transplantation alone, new research ... read more

Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B Linked to Increased Rates of Colorectal and Cervical Cancer

Apr. 15, 2016 — A new study demonstrates a potential link between treatment of long-term oral nucleos(t)ide analogues and an increased risk of colorectal (p=0.029) and cervical (p=0.049) cancer in patients with ... read more

Antiviral Therapy Prolongs Survival in Immune Tolerant Hepatitis B Patients

Apr. 15, 2016 — A new study demonstrates that the use of antiviral therapy for patients in the immune tolerant phase of hepatitis B (HBV) prolongs overall survival and reduces the risk of the most common form of ... read more

Additional Benefits of Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Found for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Patients

Apr. 15, 2016 — A type 2 diabetes treatment has been found to also have 'off-label' benefits for glucose control in the liver and in fatty cells known as adipose. The study shows that exenatide, a ... read more

Study Demonstrates Benefits of Existing Treatment for Hepatitis D Patients

Apr. 15, 2016 — New research shows that interferon alpha based therapies are effective in suppressing disease progression in a severe form of chronic viral hepatitis, hepatitis ... read more

New Treatment Algorithm Can Predict Benefit of Treatment in End-Stage Liver Disease

Apr. 15, 2016 — A new algorithm designed to help physician decision-making in End-Stage Liver Disease (ESLD), was able to accurately predict death in 96 percent of patients with ... read more

High Rate of Early Cancer Recurrence Following Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatment for Hep C Virus

Apr. 14, 2016 — A new study has shown that patients with a prior history of hepatocellular carcinoma and who have been treated with direct-acting antivirals for Hepatitis C infection have a higher than expected ... read more

Hep C Infected Livers Offer Similar Outcomes to Healthy Livers in Those Waiting for Liver Transplant

Apr. 14, 2016 — People with hepatitis C waiting for a liver transplant could receive livers infected with hepatitis C virus or healthy livers and have similar ... read more

Treating Patients for Hepatitis C Could Reduce the Need for Liver Transplants

Apr. 14, 2016 — A new study demonstrates that patients on the liver transplant list with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and severe liver damage were more likely to be taken off the list or have their need of a liver ... read more

20-Year Survival Expected for 4 out of 5 Children Who Receive Liver Transplants

Apr. 14, 2016 — A new study shows that 20-year survival after childhood liver transplantation can be expected for almost 80 percent of patients. The study shares long-term outcome data from medical records of ... read more

New Triple Drug Combination Shows Promise in Hepatitis C Infected Patients

Apr. 14, 2016 — New data demonstrates a high sustained virologic response (SVR) at 12 weeks from the all-oral combination of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir and experimental compound GS-9857 in patients with the hepatitis C ... read more

Scoring System Can Predict Risk of Mortality in Patients With Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers today demonstrated that a scoring system can predict a person's risk of death from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the world's most prevalent liver ... read more

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