American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Hepatitis C Reinfection Rates Greater in Drug Users Despite DAAs

December 14, 2018

Article

Investigators also found that opiate agonist therapy could have a positive effect in limiting reinfection rates after patients achieve SVR.

High-Risk Opioid Prescriptions Associated with Hepatic Decompensation

December 13, 2018

Article

For patients with chronic liver disease, opioid prescriptions are common, and high-risk prescriptions are associated with hepatic decompensation, especially ascites.

Hospitalizations Due to Alcoholic Liver Disease Have Risen 12%

December 11, 2018

Article

ALD-related hospitalizations grew from 2008 to 2014, especially among women, Asians, Hispanics, and people 50 to 69 years of age.

Severe Hepatic Steatosis and Thrombocytopenia Increase Risk of All-Cause, Cardiovascular-Related Mortality

December 10, 2018

Article

No studies to-date have looked at the combined risk of mortality for patients with thrombocytopenia and severe hepatic steatosis.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Explains Chronic-Liver-Disease-Related Mortality

December 07, 2018

Article

The leading etiologies for chronic-liver-disease-related-deaths over the last decade can be explained by NAFLD and alcoholic liver disease.

Hepatitis C Present in Nasal, Rectal Fluids in High Viral Load Patients

December 07, 2018

Article

A new study confirms that HCV-RNA can be found in the nasal and rectal fluids of patients with high viral loads of HCV, raising the possibility of HCV transmission via these fluids.

Renally-Impaired Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection Find Success with Low Dose of TDF

December 07, 2018

Article

A low dose of TDF may help to preserve renal function and maintain viral suppression in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, even those with advanced liver disease.

Norah Terrault, MD, MPH: Benefits of Avatrombopag for Thrombocytopenia

December 06, 2018

Article

After the therapy was approved by the FDA in May, investigators are anticipating its first real-world data will paint a clearer picture of its potential.

Obesity Associated with Greater Morbidity in Cirrhotic Patients with Variceal Bleeding

November 28, 2018

Article

Cirrhotic patients with variceal bleeding were found to have greater morbidity in association with obesity.

Donna Cryer: Biggest Liver Meeting Takeaways

November 23, 2018

Article

How fatty liver disease and NASH—as well as the comorbidities associated with them—highlighted this year's discussions.

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