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The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved Baraclude ( Entecavir ) tablets and oral solution for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults. Baraclude is indicated for the treatment of ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved Pegasys ( Peginterferon alfa-2a ) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B ( CHB ). Pegasys is the first and only pegylated Interferon approved fo ...


No medical treatment exists for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis ( NASH ), inflammation of the liver associated with the accumulation of fat in the liver. Recent studies indicate that NASH can result i ...


Researchers at Johns Hopkins have uncovered how a majority of the genetic changes in the hepatic-C virus, the most common cause of liver disease, allow it to evade the body’s immune system during infe ...


It is not uncommon for patients with autoimmune hepatitis ( AIH ), a disease in which the patient's own immune system attacks the liver, to have no symptoms. Such cases are being diagnosed more freq ...


Patients with the most common form of hepatitis B in the United States who are treated with Pegasys ( Peginterferon alfa-2a ) are more likely to achieve a sustained response than those treated with La ...


Two studies on hepatitis C ( HCV ) patients who underwent liver transplants examined a potential biomarker that could be used to predict who might develop hepatic fibrosis, a formation of scar-like ti ...


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified mechanisms causing a potentially deadly type of hypertension that results from liver damage. This particular type of hypertension, call ...


A study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, found that people at high risk for liver injury may be able to reduce their risk for developing chronic liver disease significantly by drinking more ...


A study on patients with cystic fibrosis who have had abnormal bleeding from ruptured blood vessels in the esophagus ( variceal hemorrhage ) as a result of liver disease found that transplant may not ...


A case-control study of more than 2000 people has identified a number of factors that may induce primary biliary cirrhosis ( PBC ) in genetically susceptible individuals. These include a history of u ...


Liver disease is often associated with "sickness behaviors," such as malaise, listlessness, anorexia, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue. In cholestatic liver diseases such as primary biliary cirrh ...


Drinking coffee may be related to a reduced risk of developing the liver disease alcoholic cirrhosis. Cirrhosis progressively destroys healthy liver tissue and replaces it with scar tissue. Virus ...


Obese patients chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) and treated with combination drug therapy may have better outcomes if the underlying abnormalities caused by excessive fat tissue ...


A retrospective case-control study of 21,008 women in Finland has found that those with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy ( ICP ), an itchy skin condition when bile gets backed up in the liver, ar ...