News from american association for the study of liver diseases (aasld)

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,...

Nov 12, 2012, 15:54 ET

International Liver Research Community United Behind World Gastroenterology Organisation Action

 The World Gastroenterology Organisation declared hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to be the major health issue on which it will focus in 2013....

Nov 12, 2012, 08:47 ET

What Patients Need to Know about Acetaminophen

 The misuse of acetaminophen is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the West. Informed patients and clearly labeled prescription...

Nov 11, 2012, 08:45 ET

A Smartphone App to Test for Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

 Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE), which is often found in patients with cirrhosis, is difficult to diagnose. This is an...

Nov 10, 2012, 09:00 ET

AASLD Curriculum & Training (ACT) Launches With New Interactive HCV Education

 The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (www.aasld.org) today announced a new initiative to provide ongoing education and...

Nov 10, 2012, 08:42 ET

The Connection between Fatty Liver Disease and the Increase in the Rate of Liver Cancer

 Researchers at the University of Missouri determined that cirrhosis was not present in more than one-third of patients who had...

Nov 10, 2012, 08:23 ET

The Link between Acute Liver Failure and Bariatric Surgery

 Among patients with acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure (ALF), bariatric surgery was 25 times more common than in the general...

Nov 02, 2012, 11:27 ET

Six Late-breaking Abstracts Selected for Oral Presentation at The Liver Meeting®

  Late-breaking Oral Session Monday, November 12, 2012 – 3:00-4:30 pm Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center The six abstracts that...

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