Pre-existing hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection does not appear to worsen COVID-19 outcomes, a study from China showed. However, significant differences in blood counts and biochemistry were observed in patients with both conditions compared with those with COVID-19 mono-infection.
Combining the anti-PD-1 antibody sintilimab and a bevacizumab biosimilar significantly improves survival compared with the standard treatment of sorafenib in the first-line setting for patients with advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to the ORIENT-32 study presented at ESMO Asia 2020.
Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) who are treated with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) may have a lower risk of liver transplantation, all-cause death, or biliary tract cancer, according to a study from Japan.
A greater proportion of individuals with biopsy-confirmed nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis had NASH resolution with subcutaneous semaglutide, a GLP-1* receptor agonist approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D), a phase II study has shown.
The elevations in liver enzymes that occur in patients with COVID-19 may be due to other conditions and not as a direct result of COVID-19, according to a poster presented at the AASLD 2020 Liver Meeting.
The efficacy of lanifibranor in reducing histological markers of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is comparable in patients with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to the phase IIb NATIVE study presented as a poster at AASLD 2020.
Use of the potent and selective PPARδ* agonist seladelpar led to improvements in histologic responses and liver chemistry in patients with biopsy-confirmed nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a phase II study has shown.
Dr Rajneesh Kumar, a senior consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, highlights the high prevalence of hepatitis, and speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony about the transmission, prevention, and treatment of the disease.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.