Hepatology Information Center Features Archive
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
Education of high risk populations and regular testing are crucial steps clinicians can take to stem the spread of hepatitis C infection.
An obese patient with chronic hepatitis C, diabetes, advanced cirrhosis, and fatty pancreas presents with chronic right-to-middle upper-abdomen pain.
Patients at risk for HBV infection include HIV-positive individuals, injection-drug users, and household contacts of those with HBV.
Several dermatologic manifestations of hepatitis C infection have been described.
How can clinicians determine which patients will benefit most from specialist referral in resource-limited settings?
What is the standard of care for a patient with elevated liver function tests?
A who takes acetaminophen for chronic neck and back pain awakens to a bloody nose and blood-soaked pillow. Could liver disease be to blame?
If the treatment goal of viral eradicatication cannot be met, strive to slow disease progression, lower risk of liver cancer, and improve quality of life.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody remains active even in an individuals treated successfully or those who clear the virus. Learn how to avoid unnecessary referrals.
A 69-year-old man with multiple health conditions develops gynecomastia after hemodialysis. Are the two related?
A corrections officer came into the primary care office for a routine physical and left with an unexpected diagnosis.
What are the most effective therapies available to treat lymphedema?
An understanding of the liver and its functions will provide the tools to perform a basic workup of patients suspected of having hepatic disease.
Which serologic measure of inflammation is the most cost-effective and reliable when monitoring inflammatory disease?
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly emerging as one of the most common "incidental findings" identified with radiographic testing. One in four adults is found to have the condition when undergoing abdominal ultrasound.
Could a liver infarct be the cause of a patient's dull, intermittent pain in the right-upper-quadrant? Or is something else to blame?
Is there a connection between celiac disease (CD) and inflammation?
A patient is suspected of having hepatic encephalopathy (HE) attributable to liver failure from alcoholism.
Obese adults are at risk for many serious health conditions, including diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), depression and liver disease.
Is it reasonable to extend interferon and ribavirin therapy to 72 weeks to increase a patient's chance of achieving sustained viral response to hepatitis C?
Medically, licorice traditionally has been used as a general anti-inflammatory, antitussive, GI soothant, and for respiratory support. The potential for antiviral activity and hepatocellular protection in cases of hepatitis C has also been discussed.
Plaques develop on the face, trunk, and hands of a man with hepatitis C.
Four million people in the United States are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Many have had the virus for decades, without any symptoms, unknowingly passing it on to others.
Treatment for hepatitis A, B, and C keeps changing. Two infectious disease experts summarize the latest evidence, including information about hepatitis D.
The CDC has expanded its testing recommendations for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and, for the first time, has provided health professionals with guidance for effective therapy.