Gastrointestinal disease


Bariatric surgery lowers CVD risk in severely obese patients with NAFLD

20 Dec 2022Registered users

Compared with nonsurgical management bariatric surgery is associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in individuals with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a large, population-based retrospective cohort study from the United States has found.

NAFLD associated with raised risk of heart failure

27 Jul 2022Registered users

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with a 1.5 times higher risk of new-onset heart failure, independent of the presence of diabetes, hypertension and other common cardiovascular risk factors, a large meta-analysis has found.

Risk of HCC falls over time after hepatitis C cure

25 Mar 2022Registered users

The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) decreases with time in patients cured of hepatitis C virus infection and is lowest in younger patients and in those with compensated cirrhosis, a systematic review and meta-analysis has found.

NAFLD increases risk of all-cause mortality

20 Dec 2021Registered users

In patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), fibrosis stages F3 and F4 are associated with an increased risk of liver-related health problems and death from all causes, a large prospective study from the USA has found.

Simple algorithm helps identify patients with NAFLD in primary care

24 Sep 2021Registered users

Using a multistep algorithm based on risk factors and noninvasive testing followed by targeted transient elastography can identify patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in primary care, a study from the United States has found.

Primary care intervention increases uptake of HCV testing

22 Jun 2020Paid-up subscribers

An electronic algorithm integrated with primary care clinical database systems achieved a modest increase in hepatitis C (HCV) case finding, a UK general practice-based study has found.

High rates of steatosis detected in young adults

24 Feb 2020Paid-up subscribers

One in five young people have steatosis, one in ten severe steatosis, and one in forty liver fibrosis, a recent UK study has found.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease on the increase

23 May 2016Registered users

The prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rising, a large study from the United States has found.