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Olympus ordered to pay $6.6 million in damages related to superbug outbreak

July 25, 2017

Endoscope manufacturer Olympus Corp. was ordered to pay $6.6 million in damages to Virginia Mason Medical Center after a jury decided the company failed to provide adequate warnings or instructions after a since-recalled duodenoscope model was manufactured, according to court documents obtained by Kaiser Health News.

The jury also found the Seattle hospital’s negligence played a role in the death of Richard Bigler, a patient who acquired an infection linked to a contaminated scope, and ordered it to pay $1 million to his family, who filed the suit against Olympus.

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Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk for gallbladder removal surgery

July 25, 2017
New data has revealed a link between high adherence to a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil, and a lower risk for cholecystectomy…
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Occult HBV does not affect HCC resection outcomes

July 24, 2017
The presence of hepatitis B core antibody, or HBcAb, did not affect the outcomes of hepatic resection in patients with either hepatitis C-related or non-B, non-C…
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Saliva-based assay successfully tests for hepatitis E

July 24, 2017
Newly developed oral fluid-based immunoassays had high concordance with commercial high-performance serum enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits in testing for recent or…
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AAP urges renewed support for pediatric team-based care

July 24, 2017
Specific investments should be made for pediatric care practices by stakeholders, including infrastructure, education and privacy-secured technology, to meet the needs…
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Treating Special Populations with HCV: What Works? What Doesn’t?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Patients with decompensated liver disease present special challenges. They poorly tolerate current therapy but may not…
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Question 28: I Have A Patient With Biliary-Type Pain, But No Other Evidence Of Bile Duct Disease (Normal Diameter Duct On Ultrasound, Normal Liver Function Tests). How Should Such A Patient Be Managed?

From Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition
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VIDEO: Clinical text messaging useful in management of fatty liver disease

May 9, 2017
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