NAFLD increases risk for hepatocellular carcinoma

NAFLD increases risk for hepatocellular carcinoma

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease correlated with a significantly increased risk for developing cancer overall, due to the significant increased incidence in hepatocellular carcinoma, according to study results.“For the first time on a nationwide scale, this study provides quantitative estimates regarding the risks of developing overall and site-specific cancers according to the presence and histological severity…

Mask’s fit may determine how well it protects against COVID-19

Mask’s fit may determine how well it protects against COVID-19

Researchers found that wearing a medical procedure mask snugly beneath a cloth mask nearly doubled the effectiveness of filtering out particles the size of SARS-CoV-2, compared with wearing just one mask.They said the elimination of any gaps — rather than simply adding layers of materials — is the reason this approach works better.The CDC has…

AGA issues new guidelines on palliative care management in cirrhosis

AGA issues new guidelines on palliative care management in cirrhosis

The American Gastroenterological Association published new clinical practice guidelines on palliative care management in patients with cirrhosis.“Associated with a high burden of physical and psychological symptoms even in the compensated state, the quality of life of patients [with cirrhosis] with worsening disease severity parallels that of patients with advanced cancer,” Puneeta Tandon, MD, MSc, division…