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Friday, January 30, 2015
For liver transplantation recipients with model for end-stage liver disease scores above 11, survival benefit increases with decreasing serum sodium values, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Liver Transplantation.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, according to a January data brief published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
From 2002 to 2011 there was a decrease in the rate of hospitalizations for hepatitis A, according to a study published in the February issue of Hepatology.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Amy Jacob
Corticosteroid (steroid) is associated with an approximately 5-fold increase of venous thromboembolism in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Amy Jacob
A systematic review recently reported that antidepressants were beneficial for GERD patients – curbing esophageal sensation and reducing functional chest pain.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah recently discovered the mechanism potentially triggering pancreatic cancer from the defects resulting from extrusion, the process through which cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For critically ill patients, chlorhexidine bathing does not reduce health care-associated infections, according to a study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By HCPLive staff
Researchers recently evaluated the clinical utility of fecal concentration of elastase 1 as a means of identifying exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in patients with chronic pancreatitis.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jacquelyn Gray
According to findings presented at the 2014 Probiotics Throughout the Lifespan Symposium, there may be a relationship between 2 types of gut bacterium and multiple sclerosis (MS) development.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Gale Scott
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of AstraZeneca's heartburn blockbuster, Nexium.
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