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Patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease who drink three or more cups of coffee per day have a 53% lower risk of liver disease progression than non-coffee drinkers.The study found ...


Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that exposure to the hepatitis B virus ( HBV ) may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.The study, published in the J ...


Final results from the REPEAT study have demonstrated that treatment with once-weekly Pegasys ( Peginterferon alfa-2a ) and daily Copegus ( Ribavirin ) can achieve viral clearance in a number of patie ...


Hepatitis C infection is associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma of 20 percent to 30 percent, and a three-fold increase in the risk of another type of lymphoma. The prevalence of ...


For liver transplant recipients without hepatitis C ( HCV ), survival has improved over time. However, for recipients with HCV, survival has not improved. HCV-induced liver disease is the most comm ...


Measuring liver stiffness using transient elastography can predict severe portal hypertension in patients with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis.As liver disease progresses, fibrosis leads to portal hyper ...


A study on risk factors of new-onset diabetes following liver transplant found that a history of obesity, impaired fasting glucose and hepatitis C infection ( HCV ) paired with the use of a particular ...


Individuals with chronic hepatitis C being treated with Interferon ( IFN ) are at risk of developing retinopathy as early as two weeks into treatment according to the results of a study published in t ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has announced the approval of HepaGam B for the prevention of hepatitis B reinfection in certain liver transplant patients. HepaGam B is an immune globulin ...


Hepatic fibrosis, the common response associated with chronic liver diseases, ultimately leads to cirrhosis. Researchers showed that activation of hepatic cannabinoid CB2 receptors limits progression ...


Cirrhosis related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ( NASH ) is associated with fewer complications and a lower mortality compared to cirrhosis from hepatitis C, despite NASH patients' greater risk of ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


A study on the long-term outcome of children undergoing liver transplants found that chronic hepatitis was common and that it was not detectible using standard blood tests. The presence of autoantibo ...