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Personalizing Anti-TNF Therapy in Crohn's Disease

The study was aimed at developing a cost-effective, individualized anti-TNF treatment strategy for patients with Crohn's disease which maximizes benefit and minimizes harm. It would also help to build a bio-resource for use by the scientific community.

A New Horizon For Zika Virus Test

A new blood test called ZIKV-NS2B-concat ELISA is faster, less expensive, and extends the window of accurate detection to months after onset of infection, giving clinicians a powerful tool to screen for Zika throughout pregnancy.

Alternatives to Whole Liver Transplant in Paediatrics

Alternatives to whole liver transplants for children have become safer, according to a study published recently in The Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers evaluated changes in patient and graft survival for pediatric liver transplant recipients since 2002, and to determine if these outcomes vary by graft type (whole liver transplant, split liver transplant [SLT], and living donor liver transplant [LDLT]).

A New Approach Could Reduce Mortality Rate in Prostate Cancer

A new study, published in the JAMA, has found that a combination of high doses of radiotherapy and hormonal therapy could improve the survival rate of men with aggressive prostate cancer. The findings also suggest that such a multimodal treatment approach has the best chance of preventing metastatic disease and improving overall long-term survival.