Global reporting of progress towards elimination of hepatitis B and hepatitis C
“The 69th World Health Assembly endorsed the global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Achieving and measuring the 2030 targets requires a substantial increase in the capacity to test and treat viral hepatitis infections and a mechanism to monitor the progress of hepatitis elimination. This study aimed to identify the gaps in data availability or quality and create a new mechanism to monitor the progress of hepatitis elimination.”

Metformin lowers HCC risk after antiviral therapy in diabetic patients with hepatitis C
“Treatment with metformin results in a significant reduction in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence following successful antiviral therapy in individuals with diabetes mellitus and chronic hepatitis C (CHC), a recent study has shown.”

The Performance of AFP, AFP-3, DCP as Biomarkers for Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): A Phase 3 Biomarker Study in the United States
“Conclusions: In a prospective cohort phase III biomarker study, GALAD was associated with a considerable improvement in sensitivity for HCC detection but an increase in false-positive results. GALAD performance was modest and not different from AFP-L3 alone or HES.”

Hepatitis C micro-elimination through the retrieval strategy of patients lost to follow-up
“World Health Organization sets up an ambitious and attainable goal to eliminate hepatitis C (HCV) by 2030. The previous diagnosed HCV patients lost to follow-up were considered as an important target group for HCV elimination. We conducted a call back program to retrieve the lost to follow-up HCV patients and link them to care in our hospital.”

Exercise can be used as a treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
“The 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic activity per week that is recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can significantly reduce liver fat, according to new research by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The team’s meta-analysis of 14 previous studies confirms that exercise leads to clinically meaningful reductions in liver fat for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. While prior research suggested that physical activity was beneficial, it had not determined the specific amount of exercise needed to make clinically meaningful improvement.”


Hepatitis C, The Disease, Epidemiology, Treatment, Eradication Part 1: The Disease
“Hepatitis C is the leading cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer in the world and affects an estimated 51 million people globally. Though the viral infection is easily diagnosable and treatable, a cure for hepatitis C remains elusive and one of the most prevalent public health issues in the United States and globally. In this series, we’ll explain what hepatitis C is and how it affects the body, as well as explore the barriers to curing hepatitis and propose new strategies to eliminate the disease.”