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Which Anticoagulant Is Safest for Afib Patients With Cirrhosis?

β€” National cohort study finds up to 47% fewer serious hemorrhagic events with one agent

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Neuromuscular Training Decreased Incidence of Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Incidence significantly reduced with two types of exercises versus usual care

Jul 01, 2024
Aspirin Overuse; Biotypes of Depression and Anxiety

Also in TTHealthWatch: medications and the liver, and managing gestational diabetes

Jun 30, 2024
FDA OKs First Point-of-Care Test for Detecting Hep C in At-Risk Adults

Results as quick as 1 hour, enabling a test-and-treat approach

Jun 27, 2024
Benralizumab Led to Histologic Responses in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

But there was no significant difference in symptom relief compared with placebo

Jun 26, 2024
FDA OKs First Point-of-Care Test for Detecting Hep C in At-Risk Adults

Results as quick as 1 hour, enabling a test-and-treat approach

Benralizumab Led to Histologic Responses in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

But there was no significant difference in symptom relief compared with placebo

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

A photo of a senior woman laying in bed grimacing and holding her stomach.
Case Shows Danger of Gallstone Ileus in Patients Over 65

Clinicians found CT scan to be best diagnostic tool

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Real-World Analysis Identifies Meds Tied to Higher Risk of Liver Injury

Case reports may not be as reliable, researchers say

Jun 25, 2024
A computer rendering of a liver under a red umbrella.
Novel GLP-1/Glucagon Drug Promising for Weight Loss

Phase II data support testing pemvidutide for comorbid obesity and liver conditions

Jun 24, 2024
ADA over a photo of Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL
Court: Some Employers Can Exclude PrEP, Cancer Screenings From Insurance Coverage

Not all preventive care recommended by the USPSTF is threatened by the narrow ruling, however

Jun 24, 2024
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Adagrasib Wins Accelerated Approval for KRAS-Mutant Colorectal Cancer

KRAS inhibitor plus cetuximab achieved 34% response rate, 85% disease control in early trial

Jun 21, 2024
FDA APPROVED adagrasib (Krazati) over a computer rendering of colorectal cancer.
PPI Prevents Upper GI Bleeds During Intubation, With No Effect on Mortality

But expert still suggests the approach may not be appropriate for the most severely ill

Jun 14, 2024
 A computer rendering of a stomach ulcer.
98-Year-Old Man Believed to Be the Oldest American Organ Donor Ever

Increasingly, older adults can donate organs upon their death, according to one expert

Jun 13, 2024
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Nanoliposomal Irinotecan Fails to Boost Survival in Treated Advanced Biliary Cancer

No difference in PFS, median OS favored control group

Jun 12, 2024
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Oprah Hospitalized; Senator in Car Crash; Oldest American Man Dies

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Jun 12, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Testosterone Prodrug Improves Muscle Mass, Encephalopathy in Men With Cirrhosis

Androgen precursor may help cirrhosis-related sarcopenia

Jun 11, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy
Rifaximin Prophylaxis Fails for Bacterial Peritonitis in Cirrhotic Patients

"Is it time to say primary prophylaxis is dead?" one expert asks

Jun 11, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy
Novel Drug for Rare Chronic Liver Disease Wins Conditional FDA Approval

First-in-class PPAR agonist led to biochemical responses in more than 50% of patients in trial

Jun 11, 2024
FDA APPROVED oral elafibranor (Iqirvo) over a computer rendering of a diseased liver.
Patients With Severe ACLF on Liver Transplant Waitlists Face High Mortality Rates

Urgent need for organ allocation system reform, researchers say

Jun 09, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy
Weight Loss/Diabetes Drug Has Positive Treatment Effect on MASH

GLP-1/GIP agonist also improved fibrosis biomarkers, liver fat, and stiffness in phase II trial

Jun 08, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy
Artery Inflammation and CV Events; Stepped Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients

Also in TTHealthWatch: diets and medicine in IBS and active surveillance in prostate cancer

Jun 08, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
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