The Week in Review: December 8 – December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017 News Recap: 8 updates on liver transplantation outcomes for 2017: Over the past year, researchers and physicians have reported changes among the leading indications on the liver waitlist and improvements in transplantation outcomes. In this article, Healio.com/Hepatology presents recent reports on waitlist mortality risks, improved pediatric liver transplantation outcomes, and the positive effects of HCV treatment on transpl...

Liver Damage Worse in Women With HBV/HCV Coinfection, Risky Drinking

Coinfection with hepatitis B and C virus (HBV/HCV) combined with risky alcohol consumption enhances liver damage mechanisms to a greater extent in women than in men, according to a recent study in PLoS One. Hepatitis infection and risky drinking are major risk factors for liver disease, and coinfection with both HBV and HCV is more likely to progress to cirrhosis than single infections. Pooled data from 2 national surveys in Italy allowed the estimation o

HIV or HBV Co-infected

HIV or HBV Co-infected CO-INFECTION (infection with at least 2 of HCV, HBV, and/or HIV) Co-infection is when a person is living with more than one infection at a time. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection has emerged as a leading cause of morbidity due to liver disease throughout the world over the last two decades. Transmission Mode and Prevention of Co-infection Among HIV-in