Frequently adding salt to food significantly increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population, according to a recent study.
Overall survival (OS) is currently the primary criteria in assessing the efficacy of a cancer treatment. Dr Raghav Sundar, a consultant medical oncologist at the National University Hospital, Singapore, details the crucial role played by tumour response in evaluating treatment efficacy, with a focus on the multiple kinase inhibitor lenvatinib in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Treatment with resmetirom significantly reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and other atherogenic lipids, as well as restored thyroid hormone (TH) levels in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to two subgroup analyses of the MAESTRO-NASH trial presented at The Liver Meeting 2023.
Treatment with seladelpar significantly improves serum markers of cholestasis, including alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and total bilirubin (TB), and reduces pruritus in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) who are at risk for disease progression, according to the RESPONSE trial presented at The Liver Meeting 2023.