The Week in Review: Oct 26 – Nov 2, 2018

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 News Recap: Report on the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) 2018 Fall Conference in Kelowna The Pacific AIDS Network held its annual Fall Conference and AGM October 30-31 in Kelowna. HepCBC attended this year for the first time as a Full Member, due to changes in the PAN Constitution and Bylaws. New Bylaws included: PAN no longer requires its hepatitis C organizational members to offer HIV-related services. Aging and Viral Hepatitis ...

Novel Biomarkers Predict Mortality in Hepatitis B-Associated Liver Failure

In patients with hepatitis B-associated acute-on-chronic liver failure, the plasma biomarkers sCD163 and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) are independently associated with short-term mortality, according to study results published in Hepatology Research. The researchers found that sCD163 and NGAL showed strong independent associations with 28-day mortality. However, they did not find a significant association between copeptin and short-te