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Endoscopists regularly overuse colonoscopy screenings for colorectal cancer

November 21, 2014

Endoscopists commonly recommended more frequent colonoscopy screenings and surveillance for colorectal cancer than current recommended guidelines, according to study findings.

“Our study shows that a high percentage of follow-up colonoscopies are being performed too early, resulting in use of scarce health care resources with potentially limited clinical benefit,” researcher Thomas D. Sequist, MD, from the division of general medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in a press release.

FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug status to AVX-470 for pediatric UC

November 21, 2014
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to AVX-470 for the treatment of pediatric ulcerative colitis, the manufacturer announced today.AVX-470 (Avaxia Biologics) is the…
Meeting News Coverage

TURQUOISE-II: Demographics, viral factors did not predict SVR after 3D regimen

November 21, 2014
BOSTON — Sustained virologic response rates after treatment with an all-oral regimen of coformulated ABT-450 boosted with ritonavir, ombitasvir and dasabuvir plus…
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Associations between H. pylori, asthma, related diseases in children differed across ethnic groups

November 21, 2014
Helicobacter pylori positivity was associated with physician-diagnosed asthma in children up to age 6 years, but had an inverse association with ever wheezing and…

EMA panel recommends approval of DAA regimen for patients with HCV

November 21, 2014
The European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, or CHMP, granted a positive opinion for the recommendation of Viekirax plus Exviera, with or without…
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CME
HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 2

HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 2

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Genentech.

Approved interferon-free therapy has already become entrenched among clinicians for patients with HCV genotypes 2 and…
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Early liver transplantation could improve survival rates for patients with alcoholic hepatitis

November 17, 2014
BOSTON — Ibrahim A. Hanouneh, MD, hepatologist at Cleveland Clinic, discussed results of a study that compared…
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CME
Ulcerative Colitis

Advancing Standards of Practice by Targeting Treatment in Ulcerative Colitis

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Santarus.

Ulcerative colitis can be a debilitating condition, representing a substantial impact on a patient’s quality of life…
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