Hepatology Information Center

WHO updates Essential Medicines List, recommendations for antibiotics

WHO updates Essential Medicines List, recommendations for antibiotics

The update includes 30 new medicines for adults and 25 for children and groups antibiotics into 3 distinct categories.

News Risk-scoring model predicts advanced colorectal neoplasia in younger adults

Risk-scoring model predicts advanced colorectal neoplasia in younger adults

The score could help predict advanced colorectal neoplasia in adults younger than 50 years of age.

News Frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption linked to lower liver stiffness

Frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption linked to lower liver stiffness

The Rotterdam Study found that frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption is associated with lower liver stiffness in the general population.

Healthday High HCV cure rates in patients with HIV coinfection at urban clinic

High HCV cure rates in patients with HIV coinfection at urban clinic

Hepatitis C treatment in HIV coinfection cases is effective with standardized nurse and pharmacist support for patients in an urban clinic.

News Hepatitis B vaccine reduces risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents

Hepatitis B vaccine reduces risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents

The universal vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection prevented non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents.

News Increased coffee consumption may reduce risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

Increased coffee consumption may reduce risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to determine the association between coffee consumption and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.

News Tenofovir prevents prenatal transmission of HBV in pregnancy

Tenofovir prevents prenatal transmission of HBV in pregnancy

Pregnant women with a high hepatitis B viral load who receive tenofovir have a reduced risk for passing the virus to their child.

News Endoscopy's role in primary sclerosing cholangitis: a clinical guideline

Endoscopy's role in primary sclerosing cholangitis: a clinical guideline

The guideline is intended to be an educational device to provide information that may assist endoscopists in providing care to patients.

Healthday ASCO: Capecitabine may prolong survival in patients with biliary tract cancer

ASCO: Capecitabine may prolong survival in patients with biliary tract cancer

The researchers found that the average survival after surgery for those receiving capecitabine was longer compared with those who only had surgery.

Healthday Gluten consumption affects symptom onset in functional dyspepsia

Gluten consumption affects symptom onset in functional dyspepsia

Gluten-rich food may lead to symptom onset, specifically early satiety, in patients with functional dyspepsia.

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