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Nov 17, 2015, 09:35 ET

The Connection Between Vitamin E and Patients with Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

 There have been numerous studies on the safety and efficacy of using vitamin E to treat nondiabetic patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...

Nov 16, 2015, 15:25 ET

Leading Liver Doctors: Hepatitis C Patients Must Be Treated

 The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) issued the following statement during The Liver Meeting® being held this...

Nov 16, 2015, 12:00 ET

Large Cure Rate for Patients with Hepatitis C May Have a Significant Impact on the Transplant Wait List

 The direct acting antivirals that have been used to treat many patients with hepatitis C virus and cure almost all treated in the past two...

Nov 16, 2015, 11:02 ET

Moderate Drinkers Who Abstain for Even a Short Time Reduce Risk Factors for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

 In a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, researchers from University College...

Nov 16, 2015, 10:04 ET

Threat of Cirrhosis Estimated to Peak by 2021, no End in Sight for HCC

 The numbers of patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are predicted to rise in the near future but by how much and from...

Nov 16, 2015, 09:04 ET

The Burden of Hepatitis C Now That it Can be Cured and the Cost of Curing

 Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD, presented two studies at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases that addressed...

Nov 15, 2015, 12:03 ET

The Risk of Developing Liver Cancer Even After Being Cured from Hepatitis C

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains one of the cancers growing in frequency and mortality in the United States. Patients with hepatitis C virus...

Nov 15, 2015, 11:02 ET

Outcomes After Transplantation are the Same for Patients Who are Obese and Those with Lower BMI

 Researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University presented a study at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study...

Nov 15, 2015, 10:03 ET

Eliminating Barriers to Treatment for Patients with HCV Who Inject Drugs

 Injection drug use is a major risk factor for transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV). In May 2015, the Centers for Disease Control reported...

Nov 15, 2015, 09:02 ET

Underestimating Women's Renal Function Puts Them at Lower Priority on the Transplantation List

 The allocation of scarce liver organs for transplantation is an important and complex issue. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD)...

Oct 22, 2015, 09:34 ET

The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases San Francisco, CA - Moscone West Convention Center November 13 - 17, 2015

 The Liver Meeting® is the premier Annual Meeting in the science and practice of hepatology, including the latest findings on new drugs,...

Nov 10, 2014, 08:15 ET

Does Screening Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C Work?

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases reported that the current age-based screening...

Nov 09, 2014, 11:59 ET

What Is the Real Cost of Treating All Patients with Hepatitis C?

Researchers from MD Anderson reported at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) their attempt to...

Nov 09, 2014, 11:56 ET

Treating All Patients with Hepatitis C Who Would Be Diagnosed by Age-based Screening Is Cost Effective

 The newest and most effective drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C have a cure rate of up to 98 percent, but the cost of these therapies has...

Nov 09, 2014, 09:15 ET

Transplanting Patients with HIV and Liver Cancer

Liver transplantation is a therapeutic option for selected patients with liver cancer with high 5-year survival rates of 75 – 80 percent....

Nov 09, 2014, 08:45 ET

Finding Hepatitis C in High-Risk Populations: How New York City Did It

It is estimated that 2.4 percent of New York City (NYC) residents have HCV infection, but half do not know their status. To address this gap, the...

Oct 22, 2014, 09:37 ET

The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

 The Liver Meeting® is the premier Annual Meeting in the science and practice of hepatology, including the latest findings on new drugs,...

Sep 11, 2014, 08:07 ET

AASLD/EASL Special Conference on Hepatitis C, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel September 12 - 13, 2014

 The AASLD/EASL Special Conference on Hepatitis C will discuss new therapeutic options that can cure the vast majority of patients with HCV,...

May 15, 2014, 10:00 ET

Helping Patients with Liver Disease Choose Wisely

As in every field of medicine, there are certain tests and procedures that patients with liver disease and their physicians should discuss to...

Apr 09, 2014, 13:26 ET

Preparing Providers for Hepatitis Patients: Online Hepatitis Program for Primary Care Providers Launches

 The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) launched ACT-First: A Practical Introduction to Liver Disease. "ACT" stands...