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Higher Risk of Liver Cancer in People with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Linked to High Blood Iron Levels

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – New research has found that patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) who have high blood iron levels are at an elevated risk to develop the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)....
8-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nearly One-Fifth of Cirrhosis Patients Prescribed Opioids During Clinic Visits

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study has found that among patients with cirrhosis, a late-stage liver disease, almost one in five outpatient clinic visits involve an opioid prescription. The study, presented this week at The Liver Meeting Digital...
8-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Need for Liver Transplants Is Skyrocketing Among Older Americans

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study has found that the proportion of older Americans who need a liver transplant (LT) has sharply increased in recent years, often due to the rising number of cases of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). As the U.S....
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New Study Reveals Women, Minority Hepatologists Face Workplace Discrimination, Unequal Pay and Lack of Promotion Opportunities

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study has found that hepatologists in the U.S., particularly women and racial and ethnic minorities, commonly experience workplace discrimination, such as exclusion from decision-making, disrespectful treatment by other...
8-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Non-Overweight Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes Fare Worse Than Overweight Patients Before and After Liver Transplant

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study has found that people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) cirrhosis who are not overweight and are on a waiting list for a liver transplant fare worse than overweight patients before and after transplant...
8-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation Announces Funding of over $2.8 Million in Research and Career Development Awards, Abstract Awards, and Emerging Liver Scholars Program

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation, the largest private supporter of liver disease research and training in the United States, today announced its combined investment of over $2.8 million in Research and...
19-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AASLD’s Newest Open-Access Journal to Receive First Impact Factor

Today the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) announced that Hepatology Communications – AASLD’s free, open-access journal – has been accepted into Clarivate’s Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Journal...
11-Dec-2020 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


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