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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...

Nov 04, 2013, 09:07 ET

All-oral, Combination Therapy for Patients with Hepatitis C Provides High Sustained Virologic Response Rate

In this abstract to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, researchers from Japan provided...

Nov 04, 2013, 09:05 ET

Label Warnings Not Enough to Protect Consumer Safety When Taking Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the US. In January 2011, the Federal Drug...

Nov 04, 2013, 09:05 ET

First Study of Its Kind Shows That All-oral Treatment Regimen Prevents Hepatitis C Recurrence in Liver Transplant Recipients Who Received Allografts

 For the first time, researchers have been able to prevent the recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a large proportion of...

Nov 03, 2013, 09:05 ET

Researchers Able to Identify that Benign Tumors from Use of Oral Contraceptive Have a Greater Chance of Becoming Malignant

Although very rare, the use of oral contraceptive can lead to benign tumors in the liver. The tumors, known as hepatocellular adenomas, can become...

Nov 02, 2013, 09:17 ET

A Simple Clinical Tool to Identify a Patient's Risk of Skipping Medications after Liver Transplantation

 Researchers at Northwestern University and Emory University propose a simple tool to identify patients who are at risk of engaging in...

Nov 02, 2013, 09:04 ET

Assessing the Global and Regional Burden of Liver Disease

 Researchers from Australia presented their research on the underlying causes of liver cancer and cirrhosis deaths at the Annual Meeting of the...

Nov 02, 2013, 09:02 ET

Long-term Survival Benefit Of Liver Transplantation With Respect To Nontransplant Options Opens New Perspectives For Properly Selected Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumors

Up to now, liver transplantation for patients with neuroendocrine tumors of gastroentero-pancreatic (GEP-NET) has been controversial because...

Oct 15, 2013, 09:37 ET

The 64th 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 30, 2013, 17:05 ET

Warnings for Hepatitis B Reactivation in Cancer Patients Welcomed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the requirement of a Boxed Warning for the anti-cancer immunosuppressive drugs Arzerra...

Jul 15, 2013, 12:04 ET

The Burden of Liver Disease Increases

 According to a July 10, 2013 article published in the JAMA Journal of The American Medical Association, deaths from liver disease increased...

Jun 24, 2013, 17:14 ET

Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C

 The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) applauds the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision of June 24,...