The addition of bezafibrate to ursodeoxycholic acid improves biochemical responses over ursodeoxycholic acid alone in patients with primary biliary cholangitis, according to results of the BEZURSO* trial.
Increased levels of plasma proneurotensin (pro-NT) can predict the presence or severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adults, a recent study has shown. Moreover, NT may specifically promote hepatic fat accumulation in dysmetabolic individuals through mechanisms possibly related to increased insulin resistance.
Persons with blood bilirubin levels in the higher range of normal have lower rates of heart failure, myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with or without HIV infection, reveals a new large-scale study.
Treatment with the synthetic thyroid hormone (TH) levothyroxine can decrease intrahepatic lipid content (IHLC) in patients with nonalchoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), especially in older patients, a recent study found.
The 2018 EHRA* practical guide on non–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) walks clinicians through 20 topics of clinical scenarios, including stroke management, NOAC use in conditions other than AF, and when to measure plasma levels. [Eur Heart J 2018; doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy136]
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.
Fungal microbiome, also called the mycobiome, appears to be highly variable in patients with well-characterized fungal diseases, a recent study has shown. Moreover, severe asthmatics have the highest fungal loads, along with those receiving steroid and antifungal therapy.
Although many patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) use antihistamines, no high-level evidence exists to prove that nonsedating antihistamines reduce itch in patients with AD or provide benefit in controlling AD symptoms, except perhaps sleep and AD comorbidities such as allergic rhinitis, according to a study.