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FDA approves Givlaari, first treatment for acute hepatic porphyria

November 20, 2019
The FDA approved Givlaari for the treatment of adults with acute hepatic porphyria, a rare genetic disorder that leads to buildup of toxic porphyrin…
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Weight parameters impact mortality in colorectal cancer

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Obesity and underweight were associated with worse colorectal cancer outcomes, recurrence and mortality, compared with normal…

Dicerna, Novo Nordisk partner to develop novel liver disease therapies

November 20, 2019
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals and Novo Nordisk announced an agreement to develop RNA interference therapies for liver-related cardiometabolic diseases…
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Multidisciplinary program reduces GI complications after orthopedic surgery

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Implementing a multidisciplinary improvement program helped reduce bowel complications among patients recovering from orthopedic…
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Physicians tapering patients off opioids can turn to HHS guide

November 20, 2019
A recent study suggests that less than a quarter of patients on chronic opioid therapy for noncancer pain are tapered off opioids, and another study…
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Maternal use of non-TNF inhibitor biologic, tofacitinib pose minimal infectious risk to offspring

November 19, 2019
ATLANTA — The use of either non-TNF inhibitor biologics or tofacitinib for chronic inflammatory diseases during pregnancy did not significantly…
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No difference in liver transplant outcomes with penicillin allergy

November 19, 2019
HOUSTON — Researchers found no differences in outcomes between liver transplant recipients with a penicillin allergy label and matched…
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More data needed on Xeljanz, venous thromboembolism risk in ulcerative colitis

November 19, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — A post hoc analysis evaluating the safety of Xeljanz in ulcerative colitis revealed comparable incidence rates of pulmonary…
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Andexxa effective in GI bleeds

November 19, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Andexxa helped produce high rates of hemostasis in patients with major gastrointestinal bleeding, according to study results…
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VIDEO: Improving, upcoming NAFLD options give patients ‘so much hope’

November 18, 2019
BOSTON — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2019, Rosemary Wickowski, co-founder and chief operating officer of the Fatty Liver…
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VIDEO: Fatty Liver Foundation recruits self-selected population for NAFLD screening

November 18, 2019
BOSTON — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2019, Wayne Eskridge, founder and CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation, discusses the…
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FDA approves Abrilada, fifth Humira biosimilar

November 18, 2019
The FDA has approved Abrilada, a biosimilar to Humira, making it the fifth biosimilar to the reference drug and 25th biosimilar overall to gain…
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Endoscopic ultrasound radiofrequency ablation demonstrates high success for pancreatic tumors

November 18, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Endoscopic ultrasound radiofrequency ablation had high technical and clinical success in the treatment of patients with…
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Gastroenterologist to rheumatologists: Suspect IBD more often

November 18, 2019
ATLANTA — Rheumatologists need to suspect inflammatory bowel disease more often in patients who present with joint pain, particularly in the…

ACG highlights: 7 interventional endoscopy updates

November 16, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease presents a list of some of the top stories that included some of the top research and discussions…
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FDA grants clearance to duodenoscope with disposable elevator component

November 15, 2019
The first duodenoscope with a sterilized and disposable elevator component that reduces the number of parts in need of cleaning and disinfection…
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Improving frailty in patients with cirrhosis listed for LT reduces mortality

November 15, 2019
BOSTON — Improvements in frailty among patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation lowered the risk for mortality regardless of…
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VIDEO: Endoscopic therapy for GERD in the ‘best position it’s ever been’

November 15, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG, medical director of…
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Reduce your 2019 tax bill before year's end

November 14, 2019
Many physicians have just filed their 2018 tax returns – if they filed on extension – but it is already time to take steps to reduce the…
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Novel blood tests could improve cancer detection

November 14, 2019
Two novel blood assays demonstrated efficacy in detecting various cancer types at different disease stages, according to results of two studies…
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