Insertion of an irradiation stent leads to longer survival and better patency than uncovered self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) in patients with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction, a recent multicentre trial has found.
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate appears to be more effective than entecavir with respect to viral suppression, liver function improvement and short-term survival in the treatment of patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) due to the reactivation of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV-ACLF), a study has found.
The combination of sofosbuvir with either simeprevir or daclatasvir is safe and very effective for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-genotype 4 (GT4) infection, reports a new study. In addition, treatment response is not affected by cirrhosis and failure of prior interferon-based therapy.
A multispecialty team of healthcare professionals in University of Malaya (UM) has successfully carried out their first living donor liver transplantation last year and since then performed three living donor liver transplants over the past year.
Liver Update is a series of international scientific meetings organized by the Malaysian Liver Foundation. It is meant to keep our healthcare professionals (HCPs) updated on current developments and new advances in the management of liver diseases. Usually held around mid to late July, the conference is a must-go for hepatologists, GPs and allied health professionals alike.