M. Brian Fennerty, MD, is the editor of Journal Watch Gastroenterology and Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Articles matching the ‘Hepatology’ Category
M. Brian Fennerty • April 2nd, 2012
Most gastroenterologists are aware of the increasing incidence of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis. Most are also aware of the updated 2011 guidelines from the American Association for Study of Liver Diseases that recommend screening many patients with cirrhosis for HCC with every 6-month ultrasound examinations. These guidelines are based largely on a [...]
M. Brian Fennerty • April 29th, 2011
Although the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection has come a long way, I have been frustrated that less than half of patients are cured with current interferon/ribavirin based therapy. That is why I have been closely watching the data related to the use of protease inhibitors such as telaprevir and boceprevir. Now that the data demonstrate the [...]