Healthy patients with significant fibrosis related to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and arterial hypertension (AHT), a recent study has shown.
In patients with co-infection of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) virus, low levels of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) prior to treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAA) appear to lead to better HBV seroclearance, a recent study has found.
Obesity-related liver disease appears to have replaced hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection as the most common cause of chronic liver disease (CLD), due to the upward obesity trends as well as the introduction of direct-acting antivirals, and current data indicate that nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is on trajectory to become the leading indication for liver transplantation in the US.
Routinely used for treating cardiovascular diseases, statins have been shown to benefit other conditions, and new evidence suggests that using the drug at high intensity reduces the risk of hip or knee replacement, an effect that may be specific to rheumatoid arthritis.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
Upadacitinib may be a suitable treatment for patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who have insufficient response to non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (non-bDMARDs), according to results of the phase III SELECT-PsA-1* trial presented at EULAR 2020.