A Head CT is Unnecessary in the Initial Evaluation of A Cirrhotic Patient with Recurrent Hepatic Encephalopathy.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the yield of a head CT in determining the cause of change in mental status is extremely low in patients with cirrhosis who present with recurrent hepatic encephalopathy. PMID: 30145558 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Association between Repeated Praziquantel treatment and Papillary, and Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.
CONCLUSION: The current study found an association between papillary and intrahepatic CCA and repeated use of PZQ treatment. We suggest further study on the risk factors for papillary and tubular CCA should be performed separately. PMID: 30145559 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Olfactory Function is Affected in Patients with Cirrhosis Depending on the Severity of Hepatic Encephalopathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Olfactory testing serves as a screening tool for HE and may facilitate grading of HE-severity. PMID: 30145560 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Low Fibrinogen Levels Are Associated with Bleeding After Varices Ligation in Thrombocytopenic Cirrhotic Patients.
CONCLUSION: low fibrinogen levels are associated with an increased risk of bleeding following prophylactic EVBL in cirrhotic patients, and might be used to stratify patients' risk. However, due to their preliminary nature, these findings need to be confirmed in larger populations. PMID: 30145561 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Multicenter Experience using Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir ± RBV to Treat HCV GT 1 Relapsers after Simeprevir and Sofosbuvir Treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with LDV/SOF with/without RBV for 12-24 weeks was very well tolerated and resulted in high SVR 12 rates (96%) in HCV GT1 relapsers to SMV + SOF treatment. PMID: 30145562 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Cirrhosis in Hemochromatosis: Independent Risk Factors in 368 HFE p.C282Y Homozygotes.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, cirrhosis in HFE p.C282Y homozygotes is significantly associated with age, diabetes, daily alcohol intake, and iron removed by phlebotomy, taking into account the effect of other variables. PMID: 30145563 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography with APRI and FIB-4 to Identify Significant Liver Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: A combination of ARFI, APRI, and FIB-4 may spare some CHB patients with equivocal indication for antiviral treatment a liver biopsy. PMID: 30145564 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Thyroid Function and Risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Euthyroid Subjects.
CONCLUSION: Among the euthyroid population, FT3 and TSH levels were positively associated with the risk of NAFLD. PMID: 30145565 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Hepatic Abscess Secondary to Stomach Perforation by a Fish Bone: a Rare Cause of Hepatic Abscess.
Authors: Yu W, Yu H, Ling J, Du J, Yin Z, Li C, Zhou M Abstract Gastrointestinal foreign bodies are commonly encountered in clinical practice. However, although perforation of the gastrointestinal tract by a foreign body is not unusual, the formation of a hepatic abscess as a result of the migration of a foreign body is extremely rare. Patients usually present with atypical symptoms, and the treatment of such pyogenic liver abscesses presents a challenge. Here we report a case of hepatic abscess secondary to stomach perforation by a fish bone. PMID: 30145566 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Obesity: Do we Need two Operators for Accurate Evaluation of Liver Stiffness?
CONCLUSION: Although liver stiffness measurement has had an excellent correlation between the two operators, TE presented an inter-observer variability that may not be negligible. PMID: 30145567 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Rare Case of Hepatic Endometriosis as an Incidental Finding: Difficult Diagnosis of a Diagnostic Dilemma.
We report an asymptomatic 40-year-old female with a large cystic mass involving the left hepatic lobe. She underwent laparoscopic removal of the cyst. The diagnosis of hepatic endometriosis was established by the histopathological analysis of the surgical specimen. PMID: 30145568 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Present, Past,and Future of the Latin American Association for the Study of the Liver- Asociaci ón Latinoamericana para el Estudio del Higado (ALEH).
Present, Past,and Future of the Latin American Association for the Study of the Liver- Asociación Latinoamericana para el Estudio del Higado (ALEH). Ann Hepatol. 2018 Aug 24;17(5):888-890 Authors: Brahmand J, Contreras Peña FA Abstract `. PMID: 30145569 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Serum Electrolyte Levels and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Hepatic Encephalopathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that in patients hospitalized with encephalopathy, serum electrolyte measurements are not strong predictors of patient outcome. PMID: 30145570 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

NEK2 Promotes Hepatoma Metastasis and Serves as Biomarker for High Recurrence Risk after Hepatic Resection.
CONCLUSIONS: NEK2 plays a significant role in cell cycle progression in the inter- and M-phases. NEK2 enhances HCC metastasis and is correlated with recurrence and thus can potentially serve a promising high-risk biomarker for HCC. PMID: 30145571 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Fast Morphological Gallbladder Changes Triggered by a Hypercholesterolemic Diet.
CONCLUSION: Cholesterol overloads not only trigger hepatic damage, but also affect the gallbladder significantly. PMID: 30145572 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

The Editorial Challenges Faced by International Medical Journals in Latin America.
Authors: Panduro A Abstract `. PMID: 30145573 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Peer-to-Peer Sessions in Primary Care to Improve the Hepatitis B Detection Rate in Seville, Spain.
CONCLUSIONS: Peer-to-peer sessions in primary care centers increased HBV detection and visitation rates. PMID: 30145574 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Interferon-based Simeprevir Therapy for Pediatric Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Viral Infection.
Authors: Suzuki M, Minowa K, Tajiri H Abstract Interferon-based simeprevir therapy showed high efficacy and tolerability in children with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection. While direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) therapy are undergoing study in children, this regimen is considered an available therapeutic option for selected patients in countries where DAAs have not yet been approved. PMID: 30145575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Adherence to Appropriate Nutrition in Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis is Low.
In conclusion, our compliance of appropriate nutrition in AAH is low. Our initial investigation suggests that hepatology and nutrition consultation improved compliance with appropriate nutrition. The next step will be to implement protocolized care for appropriate nutrition in AAH by incorporating consultation of hepatology and nutrition services, assess the effect on adherence to appropriate nutrition, and determine the impact on patient outcomes. PMID: 30145576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Salidroside and Curcumin Formula Prevents Liver Injury in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Rats.
CONCLUSION: SC formula could ameliorate the injury caused by high fat diet. The effect was likely mediated via its influence on insulin resistance, lipid peroxidation injury and AMPK signaling pathway. PMID: 30145577 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Controversies in early liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis.
Authors: Wu T, Morgan TR, Klein AS, Volk ML, Saab S, Sundaram V Abstract Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is a condition of acute liver inflammation in the setting of heavy alcohol use that is often managed with corticosteroids in severe cases. Among non-responders to steroids, however, prognosis is poor with up to 75% mortality within 6 months after treatment failure. Early liver transplantation (LT) can achieve an acceptable short-term survival, and initial studies have demonstrated 3-year survival rates of up to 84%. However, the practice of early LT in severe AH remains controversial with concerns over the 6-month rule...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - August 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Hepatitis E Virus: Still an Enigma in Mexico.
Authors: Realpe-Quintero M, Viera-Segura O, Fierro NA Abstract Based on high seroprevalence, null surveillance, and lack of diagnostics, Mexico is a high-risk region for hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infection. However, few local news on infection are available. Clinicians and general population are in need of increasing awareness, and preventive measures should be emphasized. PMID: 29893694 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Relationship of Severity of Hepatitis A with Polymorphisms in Hepatitis A Virus Cellular Receptor 1 (HAVCR1) Gene.
DISCUSSION: In the study population, the 157insMTTTVP variant of HAVCR1 gene was not associated with more severe outcome of HAV infection. Further studies in other populations around the world are needed to assess the relation of this genetic variation with disease outcome. PMID: 29893695 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

New Insights About Albumin and Liver Disease.
Authors: Carvalho JR, Verdelho Machado M Abstract Decompensated liver cirrhosis has a dismal prognosis, with an overall survival of 2-4 years, which is worse than for many oncological diseases. Albumin is an important tool in the management of patients with cirrhosis, since it decreases for less than half the risk for post-paracentesis cardiocirculatory dysfunction and mortality associated with spontaneous bacterial infection, as well as, it triplicates the response to terlipressin in patients with hepatorenal syndrome. Recently, research on albumin has been a hot topic, with important new insights such as the char...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Extracellular Matrix Proteins Substantiate IL-28B T allele Effect on Histological Outcome of Chronic Hepatitis C.
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that IL-28B T allele affects the natural course of CHC type 4 and also suggests that carriage of the IL-28B C allele protects from unfavorable clinical outcomes in CHC as coexistence of C allele with T allele reduced cirrhosis severity. PMID: 29893697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Association Between Serum Hemoglobin Levels and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Mexican Population.
CONCLUSION: Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease showed elevated levels of circulating Hb, evidence that suggests that Hb exerts a protective role, as it may act as an antioxidant and may counteract the adverse effects of this disease. PMID: 29893698 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Impact of Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the Morbidly Obese.
CONCLUSION: Type 2 diabetes mellitus plays an important role in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as an independent risk factor for severe fibrosis. PMID: 29893699 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Correlation of APRI Index with Metavir Index in Children with Neonatal Cholestasis Without Biliary Atresia.
CONCLUSION: APRI is not an effective tool to measure fibrosis or cirrhosis in patients with non-BA neonatal cholestasis in Indian children. PMID: 29893700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Frequency and Characteristics of Occult Hepatitis B Infection Among Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: OBI was detected in 38% of cryptogenic and 25.6% of CHC patients. There was no correlation between OBI and anti-HBV antibodies, but fewer patients with OBI had high inflammatory activity, suggesting that factors other than inflammation may be involved in HCC carcinogenesis in patients with OBI. PMID: 29893701 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Racial, Ethnic, and Age Disparities in Incidence and Survival of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma in the United States; 1995-2014.
CONCLUSION: The results demonstrate ethnic, race, age and gender disparities in iCCA incidence and survival, and confirm continued increase in iCCA incidence in the United States. PMID: 29893702 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin in Cirrhotic Patients with Acute Kidney Injury.
CONCLUSION: A single baseline measurement of uNGAL level has the ability to determine type of kidney dysfunction in cirrhotic patients, perhaps accelerating management decisions and improving outcomes. PMID: 29893703 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Association between Low Testosterone Levels and Sarcopenia in Cirrhosis: A Cross-sectional Study.
CONCLUSION: Low testosterone levels are associated with sarcopenia in male cirrhotic patients. The potential therapeutic effect of testosterone to reverse sarcopenia in these patients warrants evaluation in future trials. PMID: 29893704 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Pattern of Vascular Involvement in Egyptian Patients with Budd-Chiari Syndrome: Relation to Etiology and Impact on Clinical Presentation.
CONCLUSION: Isolated HVs occlusion was the most common pattern of vascular involvement in Egyptian patients with primary BCS. Vascular pattern of involvement affected the clinical presentation and was related to the underlying thrombophilia in those patients. PMID: 29893705 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Hepatic Angiosarcoma with Kasabach-Merritt Phenomenon: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Authors: Fujii F, Kimura T, Tanaka N, Kubota D, Sugiura A, Umemura T, Wada S, Tanaka E Abstract A 76-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to massive gingival bleeding following teeth extraction. Laboratory findings suggested disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC). Enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging disclosed multiple hypervascular liver masses of 2-6 cm in diameter, the largest of which displaying an irregular enhancement pattern. We considered that her DIC was caused by the multiple liver masses and commenced repeated erythrocyte/fresh frozen plasma infusión and ga...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Undue Elevation of Procalcitonin in Pediatric Paracetamol Intoxication is Not Explained by Liver Cell Injury Alone.
CONCLUSION: The underlying mechanism is neither caused by infection nor fully explained by liver cell death alone and remains to be determined. PMID: 29893707 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Rapamycin Combi with TAE on the Growth, Metastasis, and Prognosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Rat Models.
CONCLUSION: Rapamycin combined with TAE may effectively suppress the EMT formation and angiogenesis, thereby inhibiting the growth and lung metastasis of HCC rats, which provides a new idea for countering the recurrence and metastasis of HCC. PMID: 29893708 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

SVR 24 Achievement Two Weeks After a Tripled Dose of Daclatasvir in an HCV Genotype 3 Patient.
We describe a 51-year-old Pakistani man with a chronic HCV-genotype 3 (GT3a) infection with moderate liver fibrosis, who achieved sustained virological response (SVR) 24 after a tripled dose of Daclatasvir (DCV) taken erroneously associated to Sofosbuvir (SOF). The patient had a concomitant intestinal TB infection whose treatment had been delayed in order to firstly eradicate HCV to reduce the liver toxicity of anti-mycobacterial drugs. Thanks to the cultural mediator support, we explained to the patient the correct posology of each drug to take during the day consisting of 12 week SOF (400 mg daily) plus DCV (60 mg daily)...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Renovation of Annals of Hepatology's Scientific Scope: Towards Preventing Rather Than Treating End-Stage Liver Disease.
Authors: Panduro A, Tiribelli C, Chávez-Tapia NC, Arrese M, Uribe M PMID: 29894288 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Occult Hepatitis B and Other Unexplored Risk Factors for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Latin America.
In conclusion, OBI and other causes involved in the epidemiology of HCC in Latin America are unexplored risk factors. Genome-based research is required to decipher the role of gene-environmental interactions associated with chronic liver disease. Novel algorithms to detect OBI supported by basic/applied/clinical research are also needed. PMID: 29894289 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - June 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

An Overview of Liver Transplant Pathology: Data from a Tertiary Referral Centre in Western India.
CONCLUSION: 1. Alcohol- and hepatitis- virus related ESCLD, and biliary atresia are leading indications for liver transplantation in adults and children respectively. 2. Prevalence of 4.28% of moderate steatosis, is much lower than that documented in western literature. Only 5 cases of incidental granulomas is unexpectedly low in a country endemic for tuberculosis. 3. Most common diagnoses of post-transplant liver biopsies in adults has been acute rejection, which is similar to the findings from much larger published series. PMID: 29735782 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Antiproliferative Effects of Epigenetic Modifier Drugs Through E-cadherin Up-regulation in Liver Cancer Cell Lines.
CONCLUSION: We were able to demonstrate Wnt/ β-catenin pathway modulation through E-cadherin up-regulation induced by 5aza-dC and TSA treatments, under an activation-pathway background, like CTNNB1 and TP53 mutations. These findings provide evidences of the potential effect of epigenetic modifier drugs for liver cancer treatment. However, further research needs to be conducted, to determine the in vivo potential of this treatment regimen for the management of liver cancer. PMID: 29735783 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Sofosbuvir-Based Therapy in the Pre-Liver Transplant Setting: The Canadian National Experience.
CONCLUSIONS: SOF-based therapy for patients progressing to liver transplantation leads to high SVR rates, short term stability in liver function, and deactivation from the transplant list . PMID: 29735784 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Alcohol Consumption Influences Clinical Outcome in Patients Admitted to a Referral Center for Liver Disease.
CONCLUSION: On the present study, the prevalence of heavy use of alcohol was high and associated with a poorer prognosis in hospitalized cirrhotic patients, increasing the risk of infection and death. PMID: 29735785 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Prognostic Significance of The New Criteria for Acute Kidney Injury in Cirrhosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Early AKI was frequent and associated with 90-day mortality or transplantation only when the final Cr level was ≥ 1.5 mg/dL. Distinct approaches are needed for patients with AKI1 according to final Cr. PMID: 29735786 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

A Dynamic Model for Predicting Outcome in Patients with HBV Related Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the model was superior to the conventional methods in predicting the outcomes of patients with HBV related ACLF treated with NA. It is the first description of a novel prognostic model using consecutive data in patients with HBV-induced acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) treated by nucleoside analogs. PMID: 29735787 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Association Between Hepatitis C Virus and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSION: An association between HCV infection and increased risk of chronic kidney disease in the general population exists. The mechanisms underlying such association are currently under active investigation. PMID: 29735788 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Direct Acting Antivirals Improve HCV Treatment Initiation and Adherence Among Underserved African Americans.
CONCLUSION: Availability of DAA is associated with increased treatment eligibility, initiation, adherence to HCV care, and cure in HCV-infected underserved AAs; highlighting the critical role of access to DAA in this population. PMID: 29735789 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Comparison of Dynamic Changes Among Various Prognostic Scores in Viral Hepatitis-Related Acute Liver Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Dynamic assessment of prognostic scores better predicts outcome. ALFED model performs better than MELD, MELD, MELD-Na, CLIF-C ACLF scores and KCH criteria for predicting outcome in viral hepatitis- related ALF. PMID: 29735790 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

Vitamin D Deficiency is not Associated with Fatty Liver in a Mexican Population.
CONCLUSIONS: In Mexican adults, deficient VD concentration and FL were not independently associated of caloric consumption and physical activity. PMID: 29735791 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research

A New Stage in Annals of Hepatology.
Authors: Panduro A, Tiribelli C, Chávez-Tapia NC, Uribe M PMID: 29735792 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Hepatology)
Source: Annals of Hepatology - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research