Thursday, February 7, 2013

Noninvasive fibrosis markers predictive of cardiovascular death in NAFLD patients



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Noninvasive fibrosis markers predictive of cardiovascular death in NAFLD patients
February 7, 2013

Advanced fibrosis, as indicated by noninvasive markers, is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular-related death among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to recent results.

Researchers evaluated data from 11,154 patients enrolled in the 1988-1994 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), with follow-up through 2006. Incidence and severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) within the cohort were identified, along with mortality rates.
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TACE-RFA superior to RFA alone for patients with HCC
February 6, 2013

Peng Z. J Clin Oncol. 2012:doi:10.1200/JCO.2012.42.9936.

The addition of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization to radiofrequency ablation extended survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, according to results of a prospective randomized study.
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