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Novel Hepatitis E Vaccine Protects for at Least a Decade

β€” Chinese trial shows "remarkable efficacy" against a threat experts warn may be underappreciated

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Another COVID Toll: Over 134,000 Undiagnosed Cancers During Height of Pandemic

Diagnosis rates remained low throughout 2020, with mortality increase projected

Feb 22, 2024
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Do Organ Transplants Cause Personality Changes?

Anecdotal evidence suggests a real possibility, but more research is needed

Feb 22, 2024
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Feb 21, 2024
Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

Feb 20, 2024
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

Gastroenterology Case Studies

Child Develops Voluminous Diarrhea After Amoxicillin

Discordant test results complicate diagnosis of suspected C. difficile

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Elderly Farmer Experiences Strange Abdominal Rash and GI Symptoms

Moral of the story: don't walk barefoot in the fields

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Case Shows Danger of Gallstone Ileus in Patients Over 65

Clinicians found CT scan to be best diagnostic tool

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SGLT2 Inhibitors Tied to Better NAFLD Outcomes vs Other Antidiabetic Agents

Class of drug associated with highest odds of NAFLD regression for patients with type 2 diabetes

Feb 14, 2024
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New First-Line Option for Pancreatic Cancer Approved

Liposomal irinotecan-based regimen gets FDA greenlight for metastatic disease

Feb 13, 2024
FDA APPROVED irinotecan liposome (Onivyde) with oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and leucovorin over an image of pancreatic cancer
FDA Approves First Oral Option for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Fixed-duration course of corticosteroid indicated for patients 11 years and up

Feb 12, 2024
 FDA APPROVED budesonide oral suspension (Eohilia) over a computer rendering of a body with the esophagus highlighted.
New Treatment for NASH; Human Milk for Preterm Infants

Also in TTHealthWatch: managing gout with uric acid levels

Feb 10, 2024
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Stigmatizing Language Common on Liver Transplant Websites

Researchers searched for terms including "alcoholic," "alcoholism," and "alcohol abuse"

Feb 08, 2024
 A photo of a surgeon opening a plastic bag containing a donor liver.
Resmetirom Poised to Become First NASH Treatment

Phase III study demonstrated drug is effective in resolving NASH and improving liver fibrosis

Feb 07, 2024
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Mixed Results in Advanced Gastric/GEJ Cancer With Add-On Fruquintinib

Significant improvement in PFS, but not OS, versus chemo alone in the second-line setting

Feb 07, 2024
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Smokers Who Quit and Stick With It See Greatest Reduction in Cancer Risk

Cessation at any age proved helpful for lowering cancer risk

Feb 06, 2024
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King Charles' Health History; Supreme Court to Weigh COVID Misinfo; Toby Keith Dies

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Feb 06, 2024
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Dose Escalation With Infliximab Biosimilar Can Restore Responses in IBD

Patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's also experienced improved clinical remission

Feb 02, 2024
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History of IBD Linked to Severe Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for COVID

IBD was associated with an increased risk of sepsis, shock, and acute kidney injury

Feb 01, 2024
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Undiagnosed Liver Disease May Be Common in Patients With Dementia

Hepatic encephalopathy could be contributing to cognitive symptoms, study suggested

Jan 31, 2024
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IBD Surgery Linked to Improved Patient-Reported Pain, Physical Health

However, this was not the case for social, emotional outcomes

Jan 31, 2024
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Sequential Therapy Boosts Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Phase II study shows a 32% reduced risk of death compared with standard treatment

Jan 31, 2024
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