7 reports on liver transplant outcomes in patients with HCV

Influences that affect liver transplantation outcomes comprise numerous hepatic and extrahepatic factors, including hepatitis C infection. Patients with HCV are at risk for progression to liver damage and cirrhosis, which can affect the rate of waitlist mortality. In recent years, the introduction of direct-acting antivirals and improved management of cirrhosis have led to better outcomes post-liver transplant. The following recent reports cover liver tra

The Week in Review: February 23 – March 2, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Shifting from concern to crisis: 1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease. Recent indicators gathered by the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) show that an increased prevalence of liver diseases including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), chronic hepatitis B & C, and liver cancer are why in just ten years, the statistic that was once 1 in 10, is now 1 in 4. Ontario Expands Patient Acce...

DAA therapy improves HCV-related liver transplantation outcomes

The high efficacy of direct-acting antivirals correlated with significant improvement in survival of patients who underwent liver transplantation for hepatitis C-related liver disease, according to a recently published study. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the main cause of end-stage liver disease leading to liver transplantation (LT) in the Western world, and until the widespread use of the direct-acting antiviral regimens (DAA) it had a significan

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...

8 updates on liver transplantation outcomes for 2017

Liver transplantation is a necessity for many chronic liver diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma, chronic hepatitis C, and alcoholic liver disease. 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 o...