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Ileal bile acid transporter inhibition promising for cholestatic liver disease

April 22, 2017

AMSTERDAM — A novel approach for cholestatic pruritus, ileal bile acid transporter inhibition, was associated with improvement in pruritus in nearly three-quarters of children and adolescents, according to data presented at the International Liver Congress.

“Pediatric liver disease is a very diverse entity,” Ulrich Baumann, MD, of Klinik fr Pädiatrische Nieren-, Leber- und Stoffwechselerkrankungen, Medizinische Hochshule Hannover, in Germany, said in his presentation. “It often progresses to end-stage disease if left untreated, but there are currently no approved drug treatments.”

FDA approves biosimilar for infliximab

April 21, 2017
Today, the FDA has approved Merck and Samsung Bioepis’ infliximab biosimilar for injection, which is known as infliximab-abda (Renflexis). It will maintain the…
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Broad-spectrum testing detects pathogens in 34% of patients with CAP of unknown cause

April 21, 2017
The use of broad-spectrum detection methods identified pathogens in more than one-third of children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia without a previously

Biosimilars to rituximab, etanercept recommended for approval in Europe

April 21, 2017
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended approval of biosimilars by Sandoz for rituximab and etanercept for the same indications as the…

Longitudinal study launched to help determine transition from health to disease

April 21, 2017
Verily Life Sciences LLC announced the launch of a 4-year study in partnership with Duke University School of Medicine and Stanford Medicine to gain a better…
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Factors Predictive of Success in Probing for Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2017, Volume 54 Issue 2
To report the success rate of children undergoing probing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) and the…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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