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Modified PAGE-B score classifies HCC risk in patients undergoing HBV therapy

The PAGE-B score and a modified PAGE-B score identified which patients on antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B had a low risk for hepatocellular carcinoma development, according to published data.Because the PAGE-B score — a risk prediction model based on age, sex, and platelet count — was developed among Caucasian patients on HBV antiviral therapy,…

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FDA, NIDA call for marijuana legislation to advance public health

Leaders from the FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse said during a recent House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that there is a pressing need for federal laws that allow more research into marijuana, including research investigating the effects of different amounts of THC.There are currently at least six bills in the…

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CKD following acute kidney injury impairs cirrhosis clinical outcomes

Development of chronic kidney disease following acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis was common and had negative impacts on relevant clinical outcomes, according to a data published in Journal of Hepatology.“Acute impairment of kidney function occurs very commonly in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and is associated with poor prognosis,” Pere Ginès, MD, from the…

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One-in-four adults fit Rome IV criteria for functional bowel disorders

More than 25% of adults in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom fit the Rome IV criteria for at least one of the six functional bowel disorders, according to study results.Olafur S. Palsson, PsyD, from the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues wrote that…

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JAK inhibitors may increase risk for herpes zoster in patients with IBD

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other immune-mediated diseases who receive Janus kinase inhibitors may be at increased risk for herpes zoster infection, according to the results of a meta-analysis.Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, MD, PhD, of the department of hepatogastroenterology at Nancy University Hospital in France, and colleagues wrote that as the number of new treatments for…