Hepatology

Although direct-acting antiviral ( DAA ) therapies for chronic hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) infection have demonstrated high rates...


In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of...


Real-world effectiveness data are needed to inform hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) treatment decisions. The uptake of Ledipasvir and...


All treatment-naïve and –experienced patients with compensated or decompensated chronic liver disease related to ( hepatitis C virus ) HCV,...


Six treatment options are available in 2015 for patients infected with HCV genotype 1, including two IFN-containing regimens and four...


Glycerol phenylbutyrate ( Ravicti ) lowers ammonia by providing an alternate pathway to urea for waste nitrogen excretion in the...


A study has revealed that virological breakthrough is common in patients receiving nucleoside analogs ( NUCs ) for chronic hepatitis...


A new study has found that patients with severe portal-hypertensive bleeding who are treated with Terlipressin ( Glypressin ) may...


Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and 50 other Centers found that weight-based dosing of Taribavirin ( Viramidine ) reduces rates...


Patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease who drink three or more cups of coffee per day have...


Women with a history of hypothyroidism face a significantly higher risk of developing liver cancer.Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid...


A double blind study found that long-acting Octreotide ( Sandostatin LAR Depot ) does not improve outcomes for patients...


Measuring liver stiffness using transient elastography can predict severe portal hypertension in patients with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis.As liver disease progresses,...


Two studies, published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, have showen that prescription painkillers are effective in easing the pain...


Nearly half of 118 children with chronic Hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) treated with a combination of Interferon-alpha-2b (...


A case-control study of more than 2000 people has identified a number of factors that may induce primary biliary cirrhosis...


A study in Japan examining the effects of combination therapy on older patients with hepatitis C found more adverse effects...


Liver disease is often associated with "sickness behaviors," such as malaise, listlessness, anorexia, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue. In cholestatic liver...


A study on treating hepatitis B patients who have cancer with an antiviral drug at the same time as they...


A study on the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease ( NAFLD ) and heart disease found that patients with...