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Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET 3 Years: The Time It Could Take To Cure Nearly Every Veteran With Hepatitis C

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — suggests the United States...


Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET Large Study Identifies Increase of Cirrhosis in Hepatitis C Patients

Over the past decade, the prevalence of cirrhosis has increased by almost 40 percent among people with hepatitis C (HCV) in the United States,...


Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET 4-Fold Increase in Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in Children in the United States

The prevalence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a progressive type of fatty liver disease, appears to be on the rise in adolescents,...


Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET Is There an Increased Risk of Cancer After Taking Direct-Acting Antiviral Medication?

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found patients with...


Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET Assessing Risk of Developing Portal Vein Clots in People Awaiting Liver Transplantation

A new scoring tool has been developed to assess the risk of developing a blood clot in the vein that brings blood from the intestines to the liver...


Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET Eat Your Way to a Healthy Liver

Particular eating behaviors may lower the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to research presented this week at...


Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET New Genetics Study Shows Fatty Liver Disease Cirrhosis Could Run in Families

First-degree relatives of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease cirrhosis have a 12 times higher risk of developing the disease when compared ...


Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET Number of Hepatitis B-Related Liver Transplants Drops While Hepatitis B-Related Liver Cancer Continues to Rise

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows a recent plateau of...


Nov 11, 2016, 08:00 ET Statins Shown to Reduce Risk of Death in People With Alcoholic Cirrhosis

The use of statins has been shown to significantly decrease risk of death among patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, according to research presented...


Mar 09, 2016, 05:36 ET Testing and Access to Care Are Key to Reversing Rising Liver Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates

Today, March 9, 2016, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. John Ward, MD, Director ...


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, 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 years has...


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 London and...


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 which...


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 the...


Nov 16, 2015, 03:25 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 weekend in...


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 of Liver...


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 that...


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) score is a...


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, novel...


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 been...


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....