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NASH cirrhosis treatment successful in patients without esophageal varices

NASH cirrhosis treatment successful in patients without esophageal varices
December 6, 2017

Galectin Therapeutics announced that its proprietary compound GR-MD-02 significantly reduced hepatic venous pressure gradient in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis-related cirrhosis without esophageal varices in a recent phase 2b trial.

“Patients with cirrhosis without varices is both an easily identifiable population and the population that you want to focus on for treatment because they’re not so far gone that they are going to have complications right away from their cirrhosis,” Peter Traber, MD, president and CEO of Galectin, told “But they have cirrhosis, and if you don’t treat them, they will progress.”

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