The use of statins is associated with a lower risk of pyogenic liver abscess, according to a Taiwan population-based case-control study.
Individuals with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who achieve a sustained virological response (SVR) have improved liver stiffness and a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a presentation at the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver annual meeting (APASL 2017) in Shanghai, China.
According to a small UK study, patients with Crohn’s disease who had exclusive enteral nutrition before undergoing elective intestinal surgery have lower risks of postoperative abscess or intestinal leakage. [Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2017;45(5):660–669]
A recent study presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017 (ECCO 2017) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, shows promise with a breath test measuring five chemicals in the detection of possible gastric and oesophageal cancers.