Welcome to Evidence Corner. Here we try to explain the data behind the clinical decisions we make through deep-diving studies that have shaped how we treat patients with liver disease. For each clinical question, we’ve chosen a single study and with our digestible slides, we try to concisely highlight the key aspects of the study.
To read the full article: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2036205?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed
NAFLD is a widespread etiology for liver disease in the pediatric population; however the gold standard for diagnosis, a liver biopsy, is an invasive procedure.…
Check out the first major trial of early LT in patients with AH
Does targeting a higher albumin level via IV albumin infusions improve outcomes in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis? The ATTIRE study attempted to investigate just that. …
Treatment options for HRS type-1 are limited and prior data for terlipressin was mixed. This RCT tried to shed further light on the efficacy of…
Some people treat alcohol-associated hepatitis with both NAC and prednisolone and some with just prednisolone- here is the trial that underlies this decision: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1101214
Can liver transplantation be an effective therapy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma?
Can beta-blockade in patients with clinically significant portal hypertension prevent decompensations? The PREDESCI trial sought out to determine just that!
Effective treatments for NASH have been elusive. Is Semaglutide the answer people have been waiting for?
Is obeticholic acid effective in the treatment of patients with PBC?
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