Hepatitis B

Why the VA is So Successful Tackling HCV

Oct. 26, 2017

VA experts tell how they get high-risk patients engaged, nationally.

Hepatitis B Virus Activates Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 Supporting Hepatocyte Survival and Virus Replication

Oct. 22, 2017

HBV activates STAT3 signaling in hepatocytes to foster its own replication but also to prevent apoptosis of infected cells.

An Unusual Cause of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Aug. 30, 2017

Why did bleeding persist in a man with a one-month history of intermittent tarry to bloody stool despite medical therapy?

Risk Factors of Prednisolone May Outweigh Benefit in Treatment of Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis (SAH)

Aug. 17, 2017

Gastroenterology researchers discuss their findings in video abstract.

Previously Cured HCV Patients Can Be Reinfected

Aug. 3, 2017

Prevention will require attention to high-risk behaviors.

Make an Impact on World Hepatitis Day

July 27, 2017

World Hepatitis Day, July 28, is an opportunity to join in on the fight to end viral hepatitis.

Looking at the Twin Epidemics of HCV

July 6, 2017

Younger cohorts at risk of HCV need more attention.
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New WHO Report: More Work Needed to Diagnose, Treat Viral Hepatitis Worldwide

June 22, 2017

Just 20 percent of people with hepatitis C have been diagnosed, and only 7 percent have been treated.

Member Benefit Spotlight: GastroSlides

June 15, 2017

Free access to AGA's GastroSlides is now a member benefit.

Course for NPs and PAs Benefits All Experience Levels

June 14, 2017

Find out how AGA's popular course, Principles of GI for the NP and PA, benefits all those who attend, regardless of experience level or practice setting.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

May 6, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

Liver & Biliary Sessions Scheduled at DDW® 2017

April 17, 2017

Council leadership hand-picked a preview of sessions for you to add to your DDW® itinerary.

A New Pathway for Transmitting HBV DNA?

March 7, 2017

Extracellular vesicles carry HBV DNA as cargo that can be transmitted to other hepatocytes, researchers report in CMGH. Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.

Incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in All 50 United States, From 2000 Through 2012

March 1, 2017

In an analysis of the incidence of HCC in all 50 US states, we found the rate of increase in HCC to have slowed from 2010 through 2012.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course Online Sessions

Jan. 4, 2017

Order the on-demand online sessions from the 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course: The Full Scope of GI Advances to learn key treatment advances that you can immediately implement in your practice.

HBV-Associated Acute Liver Failure After Immunosuppression and Risk of Death

Jan. 2, 2017

Patients undergoing chemotherapy should be screened for HBV infection and given appropriate antiviral therapies to reduce preventable mortality.

HBV DNA Integration and Clonal Hepatocyte Expansion in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Considered Immune Tolerant

Oct. 28, 2016

We measured HBV-specific T cells, HBV-DNA integration, and clonal hepatocyte expansion in different disease phases of young patients with chronic hepatitis B.

Access AGA Guidelines and Clinical Decision Support Tools on Your Mobile Device

Oct. 25, 2016

The AGA Guidelines App allows you to take notes and bookmark information for future reference.

Association Between Level of Fibrosis, Rather Than Antiviral Regimen, and Outcomes of Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B

Oct. 25, 2016

We performed an analysis to investigate whether entecavir can reduce risk of HCC in patients with chronic HBV.

Repeated Measurements of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Identify Carriers of Inactive HBV During Long-term Follow-up

Sept. 27, 2016

We assessed the performance of repeated measurements of HBsAg over a median time period of 8 years.

Unusual Cause of an Umbilical Nodule

Sept. 27, 2016

A 48-year-old man with chronic hepatitis B (but was not regularly followed up) was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma.

AGA Speakers to Lead Best of DDW® 2016 Session at Columbia Conference

Aug. 29, 2016

Five AGA speakers will present at Pan American Digestive Disease Week, which takes place Sept. 10 to 13.

Long-term Effects of Hepatitis B Immunization of Infants in Preventing Liver Cancer

Aug. 25, 2016

We investigated whether immunization of infants against HBV prevents their developing HCC as adults. We also searched for strategies to maximize the cancer-preventive effects.

DDSEP 8® Features Latest HCV Updates

Aug. 11, 2016

Contributor Dr. Carl Berg offers his take on why the latest DDSEP offering is among the best.