Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Comprehensive Review

Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Comprehensive Review

April 5, 2016 at 8:48 AM 0 comments

Partha Pal,1 *Sayantan Ray2 1. Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India 2. Department of Endocrinology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER) and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India *Correspondence to sayantan.ray30@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 17.11.15 Accepted: 02.02.16 Citation:Read More

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): The Search for a Cure

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): The Search for a Cure

April 5, 2016 at 8:47 AM 0 comments

Alabagi Abdulla, Charity Reynolds, *H Hesham A-Kader Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA *Correspondence to heshamh@aol.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 23.11.15 Accepted: 18.02.16 Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[2]:93-100. Abstract An alarming rise of obesity and, along withRead More

The Role of Sebelipase Alfa in Treating Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL-D)

The Role of Sebelipase Alfa in Treating Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL-D)

March 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM 0 comments

Summary of presentations from the Alexion-Sponsored Educators Forum on LAL-D, held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 29th and 30th October 2015 Speakers: Florian Abel,1 Barbara K. Burton,2 Brett Billmeyer3 1. Medical Affairs Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Alexion Pharmaceuticals 2. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA 3. Afton, Minnesota,Read More

The Role of Body Fluids in the Horizontal Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus via Household/Close Contact

The Role of Body Fluids in the Horizontal Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus via Household/Close Contact

January 26, 2016 at 9:04 AM 0 comments

*Haruki Komatsu,1 Ayano Inui,2 Tomoo Fujisawa2 1. Department of Pediatrics, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Chiba, Japan 2. Department of Pediatric Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Eastern Yokohama Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan *Correspondence to haruki-komatsu@chive.ocn.ne.jp Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 27.11.15 Accepted: 20.01.16 Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[1]:68-75. Abstract HepatitisRead More

Conquering C – Going Beyond Cure

Conquering C – Going Beyond Cure

June 16, 2015 at 10:10 AM 0 comments

Summary of presentations from the Gilead Satellite Symposium, held at the International Liver CongressTM 2015, the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, Vienna, Austria, 24th April 2015 Chairperson: Stefan Zeuzem1 Speakers: Nezam H. Afdhal,2 Marc Bourlière,3 Graham Foster,4 Charles Gore,5 Jean-Michel Pawlotsky6 1.Read More

Answering Pivotal Questions in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Answering Pivotal Questions in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

June 16, 2015 at 10:10 AM 0 comments

Symposium Report from the Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Supported Satellite Symposium, held at the International Liver Congress™ 2015, the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, Vienna, Austria, 22nd–26th April 2015 Chairperson: Michael Trauner1 Speakers: David E.J. Jones,2 Vlad Ratziu3 1. Medical University of Vienna,Read More

Would You Figure It Out? Differential Diagnoses: Beyond the Usual

Would You Figure It Out? Differential Diagnoses: Beyond the Usual

June 16, 2015 at 10:03 AM 0 comments

Summary of Presentations from the Synageva Symposium, held at the International Liver Congress™ 2015, the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, Vienna, Austria, 23rd April 2015 Chairperson: Vlad Ratziu1 Speakers: Lauren Johansen,2 Christophe Moreno,3 Ali Canbay,4 Mark Bechter5 1. Hôpital La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris,Read More

The Liver Meeting 2014

The Liver Meeting 2014

April 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM 0 comments

Summary of presentations from the 65th Annual Liver Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA,  on 7th-11th November 2014 Nezam Hassan Afdhal,1 Graham Foster,2 *Jean-Michel Pawlotsky3,4 1. Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  Harvard Medical School,Read More

Editor’s Pick: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Changing the Prevalence of Liver Cancer?

Editor’s Pick: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Changing the Prevalence of Liver Cancer?

January 27, 2015 at 10:10 AM 0 comments

With the introduction of effective curative treatment for hepatitis C, the incidence of the  hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) will be gradually declining within the next 20 years, at least in Western countries which will have wider access to these drugs within the next few years. Since chronicRead More

Alcohol Dependence and Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcohol Dependence and Alcoholic Liver Disease

January 27, 2015 at 10:03 AM 0 comments

Summary of Presentations from the H. Lundbeck A/S-Supported Symposium, held at the 49th Annual International Liver Congress, London, United Kingdom, on 10th April 2014 *Karl Mann,1 Sebastian Mueller2 1. Department of Addictive Behaviour and Addiction Medicine, Central Institute of Mental Health,  Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany 2.Read More