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Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing...
18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Increasing Cost of Alcohol Abuse

Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American...
18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can You Inherit a Fatty Liver?

Serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Direct‐Acting Antiviral Therapy Cuts Liver Cancer Risk By 71%

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found that eradication of the hepatitis C virus induced by direct‐acting antiviral medications is associated with a 71...
18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Frequency of Herbal and Dietary Supplement Mislabeling

Herbal and dietary supplement mislabeling is common and should be evaluated as a potential cause for liver damage, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Deaths Rates of Liver Cirrhosis Exceed Those of 5 Major Cancers

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate...
18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pregnancy Rates on the Rise Among Women with Chronic Liver Disease

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that the overall number of pregnancies in women with chronic liver disease or following liver transplantation has...
18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Use of Hepatitis C Positive Liver Organs

Use of liver organs from selected hepatitis C positive donors should be considered due to modest risk of hepatitis C transmission and the availability of safe and effective direct‐acting antiviral therapies, according to research presented this...
18-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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