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Number of Hepatitis B-Related Liver Transplants Drops While Hepatitis B-Related Liver Cancer Continues to Rise

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /XpressPress/ – Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows a recent plateau of chronic hepatitis B patients listed for liver transplantation, but a continued rise in liver cancer among […]

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New Combination Therapy Could Cure Hepatitis C With Only 4 Weeks of Treatment

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /XpressPress/ – Two injections of RG-101, in combination with a four-week course of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy, has been shown to clear hepatitis C in patients at both 12 and 24 weeks after treatment in the majority of patients, according to research presented this […]

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Assessing Risk of Developing Portal Vein Clots in People Awaiting Liver Transplantation

New scoring tool predicts development of blood clots in portal vein BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /XpressPress/ – A new scoring tool has been developed to assess the risk of developing a blood clot in the vein that brings blood from the intestines to the liver (portal vein) among […]

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Is There an Increased Risk of Cancer After Taking Direct-Acting Antiviral Medication?

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found patients with hepatitis C who take direct-acting antiviral medication are at no higher risk for developing liver cancer […]

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4-Fold Increase in Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in Children in the United States

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /XpressPress/ — The prevalence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a progressive type of fatty liver disease, appears to be on the rise in adolescents, increasing four-fold between 1988 and 2010, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the […]

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Statins Shown to Reduce Risk of Death in People With Alcoholic Cirrhosis

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /XpressPress/ – The use of statins has been shown to significantly decrease risk of death among patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Alcoholic cirrhosis […]

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Large Study Identifies Increase of Cirrhosis in Hepatitis C Patients

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /XpressPress/ – Over the past decade, the prevalence of cirrhosis has increased by almost 40 percent among people with hepatitis C (HCV) in the United States, according to research presented at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of […]

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