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Experimental Drug May Treat Hepatitis C

Experimental Drug May Treat Hepatitis C

An experimental oral drug is showing early promise for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a study shows.......[Read More]
Hepatitis Panel-Related Information

Hepatitis Panel-Related Information

Hepatitis AHepatitis BHepatitis C .........[Read More]
HCV-Associated Lymphoma and Mild Liver Disease

HCV-Associated Lymphoma and Mild Liver Disease

What type of liver disease do patients with HCV-associated lymphoma generally present with, and what antiviral therapy works most effectively?......[Read More]
Hepatobiliary Cystadenomas and Cystadenocarcinoma

Hepatobiliary Cystadenomas and Cystadenocarcinoma

Although hepatobiliary cystadenomas and cystadenocarcinomas are quite uncommon, this new study explores how and why they may develop in some patients.......[Read More]
Chemo-embolization for Elderly Advanced HCC Patients

Chemo-embolization for Elderly Advanced HCC Patients

Does new research support the use of chemo-embolization for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma in elderly patients?......[Read More]
Clinical Impact of Treatment Timing for Chronic HCV

Clinical Impact of Treatment Timing for Chronic HCV

Does timing of treatment, with or without interferon, make a difference for patients with chronic hepatitis C?......[Read More]
Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer-Topic Overview

Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer-Topic Overview

People who are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) virus may develop a chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis. The damage that results increases the risk of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). The risk of liver cancer may be as high as 200 times greater for people w......[Read More]
New Gene Tool Stops Liver Damage

New Gene Tool Stops Liver Damage

A new genetic tool, RNAi, may protect from liver damage due to hepatitis.......[Read More]
Incidence of Diabetes in Persons With Chronic Hepatitis B

Incidence of Diabetes in Persons With Chronic Hepatitis B

Is the hepatitis B infection associated with the development of diabetes? This population-based cohort study reports on the incidence of diabetes in persons with chronic HBV.......[Read More]
Histological Fibrosis Quantification in Chronic Hepatitis C

Histological Fibrosis Quantification in Chronic Hepatitis C

What types of techniques are available to clinicians to measure the rate of liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C, and how accurate are they?......[Read More]
Distinguishing Functional Dyspepsia From NERD

Distinguishing Functional Dyspepsia From NERD

What types of diagnostic scales exist for clinicians to distinguish between different gastrointestinal diseases, such as functional dyspepsia and NERD?......[Read More]
Hepatitis C Therapy in Elderly Patients

Hepatitis C Therapy in Elderly Patients

Are elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C likely to have a worse response to therapy than younger patients?......[Read More]
Evolving Concepts in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Evolving Concepts in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Is primary sclerosing cholangitis considered to be a precancerous condition? This new study investigates.......[Read More]
Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty Liver Disease

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of fatty liver disease, including medical references, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Hepatitis E: Clinical Manifestations and New Developments

Hepatitis E: Clinical Manifestations and New Developments

How does hepatitis E generally get transmitted and how is it diagnosed and most effectively treated?......[Read More]
Hepatitis A Vaccine Advised for Toddlers

Hepatitis A Vaccine Advised for Toddlers

A CDC advisory committee is recommending that all children in the U.S. be vaccinated against hepatitis A.......[Read More]
Guidelines for Therapy of Autoimmune Liver Disease

Guidelines for Therapy of Autoimmune Liver Disease

The principle of therapy for chronic inflammatory liver diseases is the removal of causal agents. For autoimmune liver diseases, however, total removal of causal agents and immune cells is impossible.......[Read More]
Diabetes Correlates With Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Diabetes Correlates With Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Is diabetes mellitus possibly a precursor to pancreatic cancer? This new study explains the potential correlation.......[Read More]
A Better Weapon for the Hepatitis C Arsenal

A Better Weapon for the Hepatitis C Arsenal

A new, more effective treatment may be in the offing to treat the leading cause of liver cancer, chronic hepatitis C, according to results of a study reported here Monday at a meeting of liver disease experts.......[Read More]
Evaluation of the Liver for Metastatic Disease

Evaluation of the Liver for Metastatic Disease

Metastatic disease of the liver accounts for the vast majority of detected liver masses.......[Read More]