Hepatitis

Approach and Management of Checkpoint Inhibitor-related Immune Hepatitis

Approach and Management of Checkpoint Inhibitor-related Immune Hepatitis

[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] A review of diagnostic parameters and management modalities for checkpoint inhibitor-induced hepatic toxicity is presented.

A Rare Case of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma 10 Years After Liver Transplantation

A Rare Case of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma 10 Years After Liver Transplantation

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This case describes management of a 61-year-old male with a history of chronic liver diseases and COPD who developed a posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder 10 years after a liver transplant.

Survival for Patients With Liver Cancer Differs by Race

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A study of nearly 1000 patients with HCC found that black patients with the disease had a 33% greater risk of death compared with non-Hispanic whites.

Chronic HBV Treatment Linked to Increased Rates of Colorectal and Cervical Cancer

Chronic HBV Treatment Linked to Increased Rates of Colorectal and Cervical Cancer

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A potential link between long-term oral treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and an increased risk of colorectal and cervical cancers was demonstrated.

Tenofovir may reduce risk of liver cancer in patients with HBV infection

Tenofovir may reduce risk of liver cancer in patients with HBV infection

Long-term therapy with tenofovir was associated with a decreased incidence of HCC among patients with chronic HBV infection without cirrhosis.

Immunosuppressives and anticancer drugs may reactivate Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Immunosuppressives and anticancer drugs may reactivate Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Chemotherapy or immunosuppressive treatment may reactive hepatitis B virus in patients previously infected with the virus.

Antiviral therapy may prevent liver cancer in patients with hepatitis B

Antiviral therapy may prevent liver cancer in patients with hepatitis B

Researchers have found that antiviral therapy may be successful in preventing hepatitis B virus from developing into the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Patient factors affect AFP detection of liver cancer

Patient factors affect AFP detection of liver cancer

Measurement of -fetoprotein detects hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) most accurately in patients without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to a study.

Hepatitis B screening before chemo deemed cost-effective

Hepatitis B screening before chemo deemed cost-effective

Universal hepatitis B virus screening before chemotherapy for lymphoma reduces costs in most settings.

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