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Sarasar with Norvir effectively delays HDV progression, may clear virus

October 22, 2017

Combination therapy with Sarasar and Norvir in patients with hepatitis D effectively blocked hepatitis D virus production, regardless of Sarasar dose, according to a presentation at The Liver Meeting 2017. Longer treatment duration may clear the virus.

“Up to 20 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis delta and the majority of them will develop cirrhosis within 5 to 10 years,” Harel Dahari, PhD, from the division of hepatology at the Loyola University Medical Center, Illinois, said in his presentation. “And compared to HBV mono-infected patients, HDV-infected patients will have a higher risk for hepatic decompensation and the development of liver disease.”

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Alcoholic cirrhosis outpaces non-alcoholic cirrhosis in use of resources

October 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — Patients with alcohol-associated cirrhosis required more health care resource utilization, including hospital stays, than patients with non-alcoholic…
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NAFLD-associated serum metabolites linked to genetics

October 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — The discovery of a novel gut serum metabolite with a shared genetic effect with NAFLD sheds light on the pathogenesis of fat in the liver and…
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Fatty liver increases risk for cardiovascular events in women

October 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — Women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease saw significantly higher rates of subsequent cardiovascular events compared with men and saw them occur at…

Sugarpod wins diabetes challenge

October 22, 2017
Sugarpod by Wellpepper, a comprehensive diabetes care plan that sends personalized messages to users, has won the Alexa Diabetes Challenge, according to a press release…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to…
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Visualizing Patterns and Trends of 25 Years of Published Health Literacy Research

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Fall 2017, Volume 1 Issue 4
With an increase in the number of disciplines contributing to health literacy scholarship, we sought to explore the…
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American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: IBS-D tied to food poisoning, treated without relapse for 6 months

October 18, 2017
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