Hepatitis C


We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Statin and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and death in a hospital-based hepatitis B-infected population: a propensity-score landmark analysisJournal of Hepatology, July 30, 2015  Clinical Article
2“And then you start to loose it because you think about Nutella”: The significance of food for people with inflammatory bowel disease - a qualitative studyBMC Gastroenterology, July 30, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
3Clinical characteristics of Helicobacter pylori-negative drug-negative peptic ulcer bleedingWorld Journal of Gastroenterology, July 30, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
4Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis in the multicenter AIDS cohort study (MACS): A cross-sectional studyThe Journal of Infectious Diseases, July 30, 2015  Clinical Article
5Adherence to the gluten-free diet can achieve the therapeutic goals in almost all patients with coeliac disease: A five-year longitudinal study from diagnosisJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, July 30, 2015  Clinical Article
6Comparative effectiveness of chemotherapy regimens in prolonging survival for two large population-based cohorts of elderly adults with breast and colon cancer in 1992–2009Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, July 30, 2015  Clinical Article
7Associations of coffee consumption with markers of liver injury in the insulin resistance atherosclerosis studyBMC Gastroenterology, July 30, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
8An epistatic interaction between Themis1 and Vav1 modulates regulatory T cell function and inflammatory bowel disease developmentThe Journal of Immunology, July 30, 2015  Clinical Article
9Frequency, private specificity, and cross-reactivity of preexisting hepatitis C virus (HCV)-specific CD8+ T cells in HCV-seronegative individuals: Implications for vaccine responsesJournal of Virology, July 30, 2015  Clinical Article
10Hepatitis B surface antigen levels of cessation of nucleos(t)ide analogs associated with virological relapse in hepatitis B surface antigen-negative chronic hepatitis B patientsWorld Journal of Gastroenterology, July 30, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Small study affirms accuracy of free mobile app that screens for liver disease in newbornsJohns Hopkins Medicine, July 30, 2015
2Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatmentUNC Health Care System, July 30, 2015
3Researchers illuminate key role of NOX proteins in liver diseaseUC San Diego Health System, July 30, 2015
4Study finds rerouting bile acids may offer simpler alternative to gastric bypass surgeryVanderbilt University Medical Center Research News, July 29, 2015
5FDA approves non-surgical temporary balloon device to treat obesityFDA Press Announcements, July 29, 2015
6Soybean oil causes more obesity than coconut oil and fructoseThe University of California, Riverside Health News, July 28, 2015
7Study shows targeting bacteria causing ulcers may prevent stomach cancerMcMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences News, July 28, 2015
8Launch of a nationwide hepatitis C elimination program - Georgia, April 2015Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 28, 2015
9Viral hepatitis surveillance - India, 2011-2013Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 28, 2015
10Gene variants increase colorectal cancer risk, study showsUW Medicine, July 28, 2015

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SCCA-IgM predicts survival in HCC patients

As reported in the Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, SCCA-IgM levels are elevated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared to patients with cirrhosis and healthy controls. Not only does the SCCA-IgM level predict overall and progression-free survival in HCC patients, but the sensitivity of SCCA-IgM in patients with HCC was 2-fold greater than AFP. A decline in SCCA-IgM levels was shown to be associated with response to treatment.

KIT mutations associated with poor prognosis in GISTs

Based on a meta-analysis (18 studies; n=1487) reported in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology, KIT mutations in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are associated with larger tumors (> 5 cm), higher mitotic activity (> 5), more frequent recurrences (OR = 2.06), more frequent metastases (OR = 2.77), and worse 3-year overall survival (OR = 0.47) compared to patients with PDGFRA mutations or wild-type.

Increased MMP-9 expression associated with poor prognosis in CRC

As reported in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology, the expression of MMP-9 in colon cancer tissues was increased compared to distal normal mucosa (69.1% vs. 2.9%). Increased MMP-9 expression was associated with lymph node metastasis, Duke stage, and decreased survival.

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