Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection resolves after effective treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), with most patients remaining in remission for two or more years, researchers from Spain report.
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Extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection improve or resolve after patients achieve sustained virological response (SVR), researchers from France report.
German researchers have developed a novel diagnostic and therapeutic (theranostic) procedure for patients with ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma, a deadly cancer with an extremely poor prognosis (five-year survival rate of less than 5%) and limited treatment options. The study is featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of Hemospray, a new device used to help control certain types of bleeding in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
A large-scale study evaluating the feasibility of decentralized care and the provision of free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) has reported high rates of cure among a population of almost 20,000 individuals completing treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The study conducted in Punjab, India, validated the efficacy and safety of generic all-oral DAA regimens delivered using a decentralized algorithm-based public health model.
The difficulties of conducting research on the human gut are substantial: the presence of trillions of bacterial cells interacting with human cells and each other, constant environmental changes every time food is consumed and zero chance of conducting trials that control for all those moving parts.
Doctors should use a specialised type of scan to help decide if patients with pancreatic cancer may benefit from surgery, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
According to a study, the researcher examined that in the gut microbiome, a collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut could be a highly accurate predictor of hospitalizations for patients with cirrhosis. The study was published in the journal JCI Insight.
A secondary analysis found that bariatric surgery could be an effective option for very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes, lowering blood glucose levels, improving weight loss and returning cholesterol and blood pressure levels to normal.
The pediatric appendicitis risk calculator (pARC) was developed and validated through secondary analyzes of 3 distinct cohorts. Test performance of the park was compared with the Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS).
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]).
International research collaboration study showed that people who carry the mutation in the LRRK2 gene are at high risk of developing the disease . Surprisingly, this mutation has already been identified in the past as a factor increasing the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. The study was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine