The independent predictors of NASH and its individual histological features. Insulin resistance, serum uric acid, metabolic syndrome, ALT and serum total cholesterol are a clue to pathogenesis and candidate targets for treatment.
Modena, Italy. In Hepatol Res, Feb 2016
RESULTS: At stepwise multivariate logistic regression analyses, independent predictors were: a) for the individual histological features of NASH: insulin resistance, assessed with Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA-IR), serum uric acid (SUA) and serum total cholesterol (TCH) for moderate-to-severe steatosis; waist circumference (waist), HOMA and TCH for lobular inflammation; waist, HOMA-IR, metabolic syndrome (MS), serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), SUA and TCH for ballooning.
The prognosis and management of inactive HBV carriers.
Milano, Italy. In Liver Int, Jan 2016
The prognosis of these patients is different from inactive carriers (ICs), who are characterized by persistently normal serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and low (<2000 IU/ml) serum HBV DNA levels, a serological profile that may also be intermittently observed in patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis.
HBV: Do I treat my immunotolerant patients?
Athens, Greece. In Liver Int, Jan 2016
Since the risk of the progression of liver disease and the chance of a sustained response with existing anti-HBV agents are low, current guidelines do not recommend treatment but close monitoring with serial alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and HBV DNA measurements instead.
Regorafenib plus best supportive care versus placebo plus best supportive care in Asian patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer (CONCUR): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial.
Shanghai, China. In Lancet Oncol, Jun 2015
The most frequent grade 3 or higher regorafenib-related adverse events were hand-foot skin reaction (22 [16%] of 136 patients in the regorafenib group vs none in the placebo group), hypertension (15 [11%] vs two [3%] of 68 patients in the placebo group), hyperbilirubinaemia (nine [7%] vs one [1%]), hypophosphataemia (nine [7%] vs none), alanine aminotransferase concentration increases (nine [7%] vs none), aspartate aminotransferase concentration increases (eight [6%] vs none), lipase concentration increases (six [4%] vs one [1%]), and maculopapular rash (six [4%] vs none).