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Tag Archives: disease progression
Differences in HCV Infection, and Effects of Treatment, Among Countries
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have developed and spread at different rates in different countries, affecting outcomes of therapy, according to the October issue of Gastroenterology. Specific details of each population must therefore be considered in designing prevention and treatment … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged Cirrhosis, disease progression, Epidemiology, Europe, Fibrosis, hepatitis, Liver Cancer, liver disease, transplant, United States Leave a comment
How Common is Portal Hypertension in Patients With NAFLD?
Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are at risk for portal hypertension and esophageal varices, according to the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The study also shows that factors such as advanced liver disease, type 2 diabetes, … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Liver/Biliary Tagged Cirrhosis, disease progression, fatty liver disease, Fibrosis, Inflammation, liver disease, NAFLD, NASH, Obesity, Prevention, risk factor 5 Comments
What Happens After Patients are Diagnosed With Celiac Disease?
Most patients with celiac disease are not adequately followed, according to the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH). Improving follow-up strategies for patients with celiac disease could improve their outcomes. Adherence to a gluten-free diet is the only … Continue reading
Are Biopsies Safe for Patients with Advanced Liver Disease?
Liver biopsies are relatively safe and well tolerated among patients with advanced chronic hepatitis C, based on data from the HALT-C trial. Liver biopsy analysis provides information for diagnosis and planning of treatment strategies for patients with acute and chronic … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged Bleeding, Complications, Diagnosis, disease progression, Fibrosis, Liver Biopsy, Platelet Count, safety, Serious Adverse Events 2 Comments