The Liver Meeting 2014: Summary of Presentations on Genotype 3 HCV Infection from the 65th Annual Liver Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Held in Boston, MA, USA, on 7th-11th November, 2014

The Liver Meeting 2014: Summary of Presentations on Genotype 3 HCV Infection from the 65th Annual Liver Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Held in Boston, MA, USA, on 7th-11th November, 2014

January 27, 2015 at 9:58 AM 0 comments

Markus Peck,1 *Stanislas Pol2 1. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medizinische Universität  Wien (MedUniWien), Vienna, Austria 2. Department of Hepatology, Groupe Hospitalier Cochin-Saint Vincent De Paul,  Université Paris Descartes, Inserm UMS20, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France *Correspondence to stanislas.pol@cch.aphp.fr Disclosure: Prof Stanislas Pol has been a speaker for GSK, BMS, BoehringerRead More

Definitions of Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure: The Past, the Present, and the Future

Definitions of Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure: The Past, the Present, and the Future

January 27, 2015 at 9:50 AM 0 comments

*Roland Amathieu,1 Ali Al-Khafaji2 1. Department of Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology, AP-HP, Henri Mondor Hospital,  School of Medicine, Université Paris Est Créteil, Créteil, France 2. Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA *Correspondence to roland.amathieu@hmn.aphp.fr Disclosure:Read More

Hepatic-Based Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Hepatic-Based Inborn Errors of Metabolism

January 27, 2015 at 9:43 AM 0 comments

*Tormod Lund Surgical Department, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Drammen, Norway *Correspondence to tolund@vestreviken.no Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 31.10.14 Accepted: 05.12.14 Citation: EMJ Hepatol. 2015;3[1]:41-46. Abstract Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are a vast, diverse, and heterogeneous set of genetic disorders.  Hepatic-based IEMs are a significant cause ofRead More

Metabolic Syndrome in Paediatric Population: Is it Time to Think Back on Diagnosis Criteria?

Metabolic Syndrome in Paediatric Population: Is it Time to Think Back on Diagnosis Criteria?

January 27, 2015 at 9:38 AM 0 comments

Claudia Della Corte, Anna Alisi, *Valerio Nobili Hepatometabolic Department, “Bambino Gesù” Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy *Correspondence to nobili66@yahoo.it Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 24.10.14 Accepted: 27.11.14 Citation: EMJ Hepatol. 2015;3[1]:48-54. Abstract Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents an emerging disease in the paediatric population; it is characterised by a clusterRead More

Paediatric Metabolic Conditions of the Liver

Paediatric Metabolic Conditions of the Liver

January 27, 2015 at 9:33 AM 0 comments

*Elroy P. Weledji Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon *Correspondence to elroypat@yahoo.co.uk Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 22.10.14 Accepted: 02.12.14 Citation: EMJ Hepatol. 2015;3[1]:55-62. Abstract Paediatric metabolic disorders with the most clinical manifestations of deranged hepatic metabolism are discussed. The conditions which will be stressedRead More

Diagnosis and Management of Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection: A Short Review

Diagnosis and Management of Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection: A Short Review

January 27, 2015 at 9:28 AM 0 comments

Javier Martínez González, *José Luis Lledó Navarro, Enrique Rodríguez  de Santiago, Agustín Albillos Martínez Gastroenterology and Hepatology Service, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain *Correspondence to jllledo63@yahoo.es Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 31.10.14 Accepted: 05.12.14 Citation: EMJ Hepatol. 2015;3[1]:63-69. Abstract Occult hepatitis B virus infection (OBI) isRead More

Occult HBV Infection Reactivation in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: An Update on Prevalence and Management

Occult HBV Infection Reactivation in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: An Update on Prevalence and Management

January 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM 0 comments

*Valerio Rosato,1 Mario Masarone,2 Ernesto Claar,3 Marcello Persico2 1. Internal Medicine and Hepatology Department, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy 2. Internal Medicine and Hepatology Unit, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy 3. Internal Medicine Department, Hepatology Unit, Ospedale Evangelico Villa Betania, Naples, Italy *Correspondence to valeriorosato@gmail.com Disclosure: No potential conflictRead More

Homozygosity For The C282Y Substitution In The HFE Gene: The Incomplete Penetrance And Variable Expressivity

Homozygosity For The C282Y Substitution In The HFE Gene: The Incomplete Penetrance And Variable Expressivity

January 27, 2015 at 9:17 AM 0 comments

Dilum Ekanayake,1 Clinton Roddick,1 Murtaza Khanbhai,1 *Lawrie W. Powell1,2 1. School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 2. Centre for the Advancement of Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women’s  Hospital, Brisbane, Australia *Correspondence to lawrie.powell@qimr.edu.au Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 03.11.14 Accepted: 02.12.14 Citation: EMJ Hepatol.Read More

How I Diagnose and Treat Acute (Fulminant) Liver Failure

How I Diagnose and Treat Acute (Fulminant) Liver Failure

January 27, 2015 at 9:08 AM 0 comments

Dr Kenneth J. Simpson Senior Lecturer in Hepatology, University of Edinburgh & Honorary Consultant Physician,  Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK.

International Liver Congress 2014 Meeting Highlights

International Liver Congress 2014 Meeting Highlights

September 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM 0 comments

*Graham R. Foster,1 **Jean-Michel Pawlotsky2,3 1. Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, London, UK 2. National Reference Center for Viral Hepatitis B, C, and D, Department of Virology, Hôpital Henri Mondor, Université Paris-Est, Créteil, France 3. INSERM U955, Créteil, France *Correspondence to g.r.foster@qmul.ac.uk **Correspondence toRead More