Top Medical News
Jairia Dela Cruz, 2 days ago
A technology based on analysis of images taken using a smartphone provides acceptable estimates of total serum bilirubin levels in newborn infants, with an accuracy that does not differ from that of transcutaneous bilirubin measurement, according to a US study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 3 days ago

Patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) who fulfil both APASL* and EASL** criteria have an elevated risk of liver disease-related mortality, according to a retrospective single-centre study conducted in Singapore. The findings also revealed the factors associated with a poorer prognosis.

Tristan Manalac, 08 Nov 2017
In choledocholithiasis patients receiving single-staged laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE), prior antibiotic use and abnormal biliary anatomy predict LCBDE failure and conversion to open surgery, according to a recent Singapore study.
Elvira Manzano, 31 Oct 2017
Herbal medicines containing nephrotoxins and mutagens in the form of aristolochic acids (AAs) have been previously linked to kidney failure and urinary tract cancer and are banned in some countries in Asia. Still, people are picking them up off the shelf in alternate formulations, unmindful of an equally deadly threat – liver cancer.
Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 27 Oct 2017

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2015 study showed that the incidence of liver cancer had increased by 75 percent from 1990 to 2015, with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and alcoholism accounting for most cases of liver cancer deaths.  

Jackey Suen, 25 Oct 2017

Eradication of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is becoming achievable, although much work still has to be done, says an expert.

Jackey Suen, 24 Oct 2017

Virtual hepatic venous pressure gradient (vHVPG), a novel noninvasive approach to assess portal hypertension, is shown to correlate well with the gold-standard invasive method in a recent Chinese study.

Special Reports
28 Jun 2017
In this edition of MIMS Hepatology Supplement, we bring you selected highlights from the 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver held in Shanghai, China. 
14 Dec 2016
At the recent Annual Scientific Congress of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (GUT 2016), held at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, an expert from Hong Kong spoke on the role of direct-acting antivirals as well as pan-genotypic agents that are set to revolutionize hepatitis C treatment.
01 Dec 2016
An expert panel meeting on hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) was recently convened in Kuala Lumpur with the aim of discussing management practices in different hospital settings. Chaired by Professor Sanjiv Mahadeva, consultant gastroenterologist, University Malaya Medical Centre, the meeting saw local and regional experts share HRS cases they have encountered in their practice.
09 Nov 2016
At a recent Abbott-sponsored satellite symposium held during the GUT Congress 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, an expert from India presented on the management of alcoholic liver disease, and illustrated the role of SAMe as a complementary therapy.
30 Oct 2015
VIEKIRA PAK– ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir 12.5/7.5/50 mg tab copackaged with dasabuvir 250 mg film-coated tab,an innovative treatment for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C.
03 Sep 2015
At a recent Abbott-sponsored symposium during the 11th Liver Update 2015, Professor José Mato discussed the role of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) in liver diseases. The following are highlights from his talk.
03 Sep 2015
Sanofi’s approach in providing medical education has evolved over the years, by not only limiting the content to disease management and patient outcomes, but also taking into consideration of the various challenges faced by doctors across the different sectors. 
Conference Reports
Jackey Suen, 25 Oct 2017

Eradication of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is becoming achievable, although much work still has to be done, says an expert.

Jackey Suen, 24 Oct 2017

Virtual hepatic venous pressure gradient (vHVPG), a novel noninvasive approach to assess portal hypertension, is shown to correlate well with the gold-standard invasive method in a recent Chinese study.

04 Oct 2017
Slideshow: Highlights from the Asia Pacific Digestive Week 2017 (APDW 2017)
Naomi Rodrig, 03 Oct 2017

An index of three liver-specific microRNAs (the MiR-B Index) could serve as a biomarker of spontaneous or treatment-induced transition from active to inactive chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, facilitating disease monitoring and testing of new antivirals, according to Dr Mauricia Brunetto from the University of Pisa, Italy, who spoke recently at the Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2017 in Hong Kong.

Christina Lau, 03 Oct 2017

A new technology involving the use of monocyte-derived hepatocyte-like (MH) cells has demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI), data presented at the Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2017 held in Hong Kong have shown.

Christina Lau, 28 Sep 2017

Early liver transplantation (LT) should be considered in selected patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) as it significantly improves survival with a low impact on the donor pool, according to recent data presented at the Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2017 held in Hong Kong. 

Pearl Toh, 09 Mar 2017
Pearl Toh finds out from Professor Anna Lok, director of clinical hepatology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US, on integrating guidelines, research data, and clinical setting in decision making for management of hepatitis B during the recent Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver Annual Meeting held in Shanghai, China.

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