The Week in Review: March 2 – March 9, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Northern Vancouver Island VIRAL HEPATITIS Outreach Roadshow Trip 2018 – March 12 – 21, 2018. We are happy to announce that a 10-day roadtrip to northern Vancouver Island is just around the corner! We will be bringing hot-off-the-press posters, pamphlets, and audio-visual resources to community organizations and Friendship Centres, band health centres, and health clinics. See links to some of the resources we...

Managing HBV Infection Following Liver Transplant: Expert Q&A

Prior to the introduction of effective prophylactic therapy, liver transplantation in patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) resulted in high rates of viral recurrence, allograft loss, and mortality.  One retrospective study found the risk of HBV recurrence to be as high as 75% in liver transplant patients who were not given immunoprophylaxis.  Therapeutic advances in the past 2 decades have drastically changed the outlook for patients infected wi

The Week in Review: October 13 – October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017 News Recap: Disease Management: Women: Hepatitis C in pregnancy: screening, treatment, and management. Hepatitis C (HCV) during pregnancy is associated with serious, adverse outcomes. Infants born to women with HCV are more likely to experience fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. For women, chronic HCV is associated with progressive liver damage and, during pregnancy, can be transmitted from the mother to the fe...

Liver pressure has ‘come of age,’ aids management of liver disease

ORLANDO — Measuring hepatic pressure should be done by gastroenterologists and hepatologists because it can best direct treatment and outcomes, according to an international expert at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017. “Liver pressure has come of age. Gastroenterologists and hepatologists besides endoscopy should learn to measure pressures, should use it in routine practice like blood pressure measurements,” Shiv Kumar Sarin, MD, DM, dire