Risk for death higher in food insecure patients with NAFLD, advanced fibrosis

Risk for death higher in food insecure patients with NAFLD, advanced fibrosis

Among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and advanced fibrosis, food insecurity significantly correlated with greater all-cause mortality, according to a presenter at the International Liver Congress.“Food insecurity is prevalent in the United States in adults with NAFLD and advanced fibrosis,” Ani Kardashian, MD, from the department of preventive medicine, University of Southern California, Los…

Tenofovir safe, effective in treating pediatric hepatitis B

Tenofovir safe, effective in treating pediatric hepatitis B

Long-term tenofovir treatment in pediatric patients with chronic hepatitis B was well tolerated and correlated with a high rate of viral suppression, according to a study presented at the International Liver Congress.“Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is a well-known potent nucleotide analogue used to treat chronic HBV among adults; the viral suppression rates are high with…

Cabozantinib-atezolizumab regimen extends PFS, not OS, in advanced liver cancer

Cabozantinib-atezolizumab regimen extends PFS, not OS, in advanced liver cancer

The combination of cabozantinib and atezolizumab prolonged PFS compared with sorafenib among patients with previously untreated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, according to topline data released by one of the agent’s manufacturers.However, the experimental regimen did not confer a significant OS benefit, results of the randomized phase 3 COSMIC-312 trial showed.“[Although] we are encouraged by the data…

Elastography, bloodwork combine for ‘super test’ to diagnose advanced liver fibrosis

Elastography, bloodwork combine for ‘super test’ to diagnose advanced liver fibrosis

Using clinical bloodwork like FIB-4 and elastography technology in combination, researchers at the International Liver congress proposed they could better identify patients with advanced fibrosis using clinical bloodwork like FIB-4 and elastography technology in combination.“The idea of this study was to combine both methods – elasticity measured by Fibroscan and the blood marker – in…

VIDEO: Bowel movements, GI symptoms important to understanding gut microbiome

VIDEO: Bowel movements, GI symptoms important to understanding gut microbiome

In this video exclusive, Sabine Hazan, MD, discussed what stool says about an individual’s health, the role of the gut microbiome in overall health and things COVID-19 survivors and long-haulers need to pay attention to.Hazan, creator of ProgenaBiome and founder of Ventura clinical trials recently wrote a book entitled Let’s Talk Sh!t, which detailed gastrointestinal…

Q&A: Patients with Crohn’s disease may prefer Mediterranean diet

Q&A: Patients with Crohn’s disease may prefer Mediterranean diet

In a recent randomized controlled trial, researchers found that both the specific carbohydrate diet and the Mediterranean diet were associated with improvements in mild to moderate Crohn’s disease symptoms.For the trial, Arun Swaminath, MD, an associate professor at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and chief of the division of gastroenterology at Lenox Hill Hospital,…