The patient profiles of individuals diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) vary depending on whether the cause of HCC is hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection or cryptogenic, a Singapore study found.
Close monitoring is necessary in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) gravidas with high viraemia (>6 log10 IU/mL), suggests a recent study, adding that extended antiviral therapy is recommended to mothers whose baseline viraemia is >7 log10 IU/mL for higher serological response.
The drug combination comprising gemcitabine, cisplatin, and S-1 (GCS) led to significant survival benefits compared with the standard dual chemotherapy regimen of gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC) among patients with advanced biliary tract* cancer (BTC), according to results of the KHB01401–MITSUBA** trial presented at ESMO 2018.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels may be associated with the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its progression into nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a recent meta-analysis has shown.
An artificial endocrine pancreas can successfully control and stabilize perioperative glucose levels during liver transplantation without inducing hypoglycaemia, according to a recent study. Therefore, such devices may be useful in cutting the risk of postoperative infections.
Resumption of warfarin at discharge following hospitalization for lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is not associated with either 90-day or 6-month mortality, reports a study, adding that death in LGIB is primarily caused by age and comorbidities.