The Week in Review: May 18 – May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018 News Recap: In Brief: Liver Stiffness Measurement as a Potential Screening Tool for Liver-Related Events in HCV. The rate of advanced liver fibrosis in community as opposed to urban settings appears to be significant (16.5%) and often underdiagnosed; therefore, liver stiffness measurement is a feasible community screening tool that can be used to predict liver-related events, according to a study published in the Journal of He...

Study finds three major factors for liver cancer

Fatty liver disease, diabetes and a triglycerides level of above 160 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) are three major risk factors for developing liver cancer, and the disease’s progression does not necessarily include chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis, the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) said yesterday. Liver cancer has been the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for many years, and about 85 percent of cases have been associated with chronic h