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Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy linked with liver cancer
In a new study of more than 125,000 pregnant women in Sweden, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy found that the risk of hepatobiliary cancer and immune-mediated and cardiovascular diseases later in life is higher in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) than in women without this condition.  View News Article (2015-08-12)


Spouses & relatives of celiac disease patients at risk for autoimmune diseases
Both spouses and first-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease, according to a study in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. This risk represents a mixture of genetic, environmental and ascertainment bias mechanisms. View News Article (2015-07-01)


Pinaverium shows promising results for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
Pinaverium offers quick and effective relief of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, according to clinical trial results published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. View News Article (2015-07-01)


AASLD updates guidance for use of hepatitis C drugs
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA), created online Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C in 2014 to aid practitioners treating patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV).  View News Article (2015-06-29)


Research may provide new targets for IBD therapies
Modifying the small white blood cells that protect against disease might help treat immune disorders, according to a study1 published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the basic science journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.  View News Article (2015-06-16)


Daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
A daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit may increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HRNCA) at Tufts University report today in the Journal of Hepatology. View News Article (2015-06-08)


Use of direct-antiviral agents helps overcome hepatitis C recurrence in liver transplant patients
New data presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015, supports the use of sofosbuvir (SOF)- and daclatasvir (DCV)-based regimens in patients with recurrence of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) following liver transplantation (LT). View News Article (2015-04-27)


Sofosbuvir + peginterferon/ribavirin demonstrates virologic response rates in G3 hep C patients
Results presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 demonstrate that hepatitis C (HCV)-infected genotype-3 (GT-3) patients, with and without cirrhosis, receiving 24 weeks of sofosbuvir (SOF) in combination with ribavirin (RBV) and peginterferon (PEG) achieved the highest sustained virologic response rates at 12 weeks (SVR12), observed in a Phase 3 study, to date. View News Article (2015-04-27)


Alcohol use disorders - stronger predictor of mortality than chronic hepatitis C virus infectio
Results presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015, show that alcohol use disorders (AUD) have a serious, negative prognostic outcome with higher mortality risks in the general population and patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in particular.  View News Article (2015-04-27)


Drinking just 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks a day linked to liver disease
According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis worldwide. View News Article (2015-04-27)

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