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Fecal Transplantation Potentially a Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis
Fecal Transplantation Potentially a Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis
As fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has gained acceptance and popularity as a treatment for c. difficile infection, researchers have also been investigating the benefits of the procedure for treating other disorders of the gut, including ulcerative colitis (UC).
Premature Ejaculation: Call for a Cure
Endocrine regulation in ejaculation control is still not well understood. Sex steroids (testosterone and estradiol), pituitary (prolactin and oxytocin), and thyroid hormones may regulate the ejaculatory process, but exact mechanisms are unclear.
New Infectious Disease Detection System 10,000 Times More Sensitive Than Any Other
Not only has “the world’s most sensitive test to detect and diagnose infectious disease” been developed, but it has the potential to become a doctor’s office staple.
Low Body Mass Index Increases Risk for Premature Death in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
A low body mass index may present an accelerated risk for premature death in rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
The Risk Factors of Low Back Pain
Various risk factors have been identified as contributors to low back pain.
Perceived Discrimination: Influencing Behavior in Diabetics
A recent study assessed patients with diabetes for the effects of perceived racial discrimination encountered during care, focusing on treatment outcomes such as glycemic control, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol levels.
New Recommendations for Treating Anaphylaxis and Other Allergic Reactions
Recent studies of anaphylaxis and other allergic reactions induced by medications have informed a new set of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment drug hypersensitivity.

Product News

Combo Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Approved
Combo Cystic Fibrosis Therapy Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor/Vertex) to treat cystic fibrosis patients age 12 and older with two copies of the F508del mutation in the CFTR gene.
Hepatitis C: Good News on Genotype 1b Drug Combo
Results from the Turquoise III trial show an antiviral combo cured patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1b infections, according to data to be released June 26 at the International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases in Berline, Germany.
New Antiplatelet Drug Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of cangrelor (Kengreal/The Medicines Company) for adults undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).
Brain Implant for Parkinson’s Disease Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for the Brio Neurostimulation System– the second brain implant stimulation device to aid in the reduction of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and essential tremor.
FDA Approves Toddler Use for Seizure Drug
The FDA extended the use of toparimate, an anti-seizure drug, to children as young as 2.

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