POLARIS-2: Voxilaprevir safe, effective with Epclusa in multiple HCV genotypes

POLARIS-2: Voxilaprevir safe, effective with Epclusa in multiple HCV genotypes

BOSTON — A novel pangenotypic protease inhibitor, voxilaprevir, yielded encouraging outcomes when administered with Epclusa, regardless of HCV genotype or cirrhosis status, but remained non-inferior to the combination direct-acting antiviral, according to findings presented at The Liver Meeting 2016.

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Researchers reveal bi-directional link between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease

Researchers reveal bi-directional link between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease

For the first time, researchers have shown that a bi-directional relationship exists between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. Fatty liver disease can lead to increased cardiovascular disease risk and vice versa.

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Video: Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)

Video: Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is the occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness, and coma as a result of liver failure. In the advanced stages it is called hepatic coma or coma hepaticum. It may ultimately lead to death.

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Citrus fruits could help prevent obesity-related heart disease, liver disease, diabetes

Citrus fruits could help prevent obesity-related heart disease, liver disease, diabetes

Oranges and other citrus fruits are good for you -- they contain plenty of vitamins and substances, such as antioxidants, that can help keep you healthy. Now a group of researchers reports that these fruits also help prevent harmful effects of obesity in mice fed a Western-style, high-fat diet.

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Towels, hankies can spread hepatitis B

Towels, hankies can spread hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus that causes extensive liver damage may be getting transmitted through articles of personal use such as toothbrushes, towel or even a handkerchief. In fact, a large degree of the virus transmission is now believed to be occurring through such contact, says N.K. Arora, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Fatty liver disease not detected in post-menopausal women

Fatty liver disease not detected in post-menopausal women

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) considered a cardiovascular disease risk factor, is often not detected in post-menopausal women, a recent study has revealed.

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Alcohol is not the only one, know the other culprits of liver cirrhosis!

Alcohol is not the only one, know the other culprits of liver cirrhosis!

Liver cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage. While most of us think that alcohol and drugs are the main reasons behind the disease, there are also many lifestyle and physiological factors that lead to liver cirrhosis.

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Hepatology tip: Management of Children with Autoimmune Hepatitis

Hepatology tip: Management of Children with Autoimmune Hepatitis

In children with autoimmune hepatitis who do not respond to conventional dose of azathioprine, serial monitoring of drug metabolites during cautious dose escalation may...

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Does the change in fatty liver status alter the metabolic syndrome?

Does the change in fatty liver status alter the metabolic syndrome?

Development or maintenance of fatty liver is positively associated with occurrence of new metabolic syndrome. Resolution of fatty liver status has similar risk of de novo metabolic syndrome with those who never had fatty liver ...

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