COVID-19 severity links to abnormality in liver function tests

COVID-19 severity links to abnormality in liver function tests

Among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, liver impairment appeared within the first days of admission; virus severity also correlated with abnormality in liver function tests.“In terms of liver involvement [in COVID-19], liver function test (LFT) abnormalities are frequent and the most common is an increase of aspartate aminotransferase. Moreover, most of the LFT abnormalities are minor…

Greater chance for achieving mucosal healing among biologic-naive patients with Crohn’s

Greater chance for achieving mucosal healing among biologic-naive patients with Crohn’s

In a real-world Crohn’s disease population, biologic- naive patients, compared with biologic-experienced patients, had a significantly greater chance for achieving mucosal healing, according to research at Digestive Disease Week.Benjamin L. Cohen, MD, from Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues reviewed data from 299 patients with inflammatory bowel disease from the TARGET-IBD registry and compared biologic-naive patients with…