The introduction of direct antiviral agents (DAAs) substantially improved sustained virological response (SVR) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV), a recent study found.
Investigators from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) recently identified a mutation in H7N9 virus which causes the virus to possess a higher ability to infect humans while maintaining its ability to circulate effectively in poultry.
Long-term use of oral nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection does not increase cancer risk, a recent large population-based study has shown.
The rise of anti-malarial resistant Plasmodium falciparum in areas where malaria is endemic, such as Southeast Asia, calls for the safe and right use of current antimalarials.
Renal transplant recipients have a high incidence of hospitalization due to pyelonephritis, according to a Danish population-based cohort study.
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.