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Liver cancer is now less likely to be caused by hepatitis B or C, but more likely to be caused by fatty liver disease or alcohol.
Researchers saw a particularly alarming increase in deaths from alcohol-related cirrhosis in people ages 24 to 35.
Heavy alcohol use among people with hepatitis B or C increased the risk of liver cancer.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
People with liver disease who took fewer steps per day counts were more likely to require hospitalization.
Higher daily alcohol consumption was linked to greater risk for MAFLD.
Three checkpoint inhibitors reduce the risk of death for patients with hard-to-treat liver and biliary tract cancers.
A majority of people with alcohol-related liver cirrhosis may have normal ALT levels.
Heavy alcohol use during the pandemic was linked to a rise in waiting list registrations and transplants due to alcohol-related hepatitis.
People with HIV had fewer cirrhosis-related complications but greater healthcare utilization.
Patients with alcoholic liver disease often must complete a period of sobriety before they can get on a transplant waiting list.
From 1995 to 2016, hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in rural populations climbed by 218%.
In the U.S., liver transplants due to alcoholic hepatitis tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other findings show a similar trend.
An extra booster dose raised antibody levels in one third of people with organ transplants, but many remain unprotected.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
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