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Evaluation of NCGS Prevalence in Pediatrics

In a new study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, using the gold-standard diagnostic test for non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) in a pediatric population, researchers have shown that NCGS does exist in children but is not very prevalent.

Hepatitis B Vaccination on Acute Hepatitis B Epidemiology In Europe

Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), an enveloped DNA virus that infects the liver and causes cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Primary HBV infection in susceptible individuals can be either symptomatic or asymptomatic, the latter being often the case. Hepatitis B surface antigen is the earliest marker of hepatitis B infection, and is widely used in seroprevalence surveys to estimate the number of infected people and as indicator of transmission risk.

Supermicrosurgery for Treatment of Lymphoedema

Researchers have developed two innovative techniques for the effective treatment of lymphoedema. Surgical reconstruction of damaged lymph vessels is challenging, because they can be less than 0.7 mm in size and cannot be sutured using conventional methods. However, new developments in so-called supermicrosurgery mean that it is now possible to make surgical sutures measuring just 0.3 — 0.8 mm.