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New Approaches to Managing Postoperative Ileus
A recent review article provided updated information on classification systems, preventive techniques, pathophysiological mechanisms, and treatment options for postoperative ileus.
A research team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, set out to identify factors associated with variation in hospital hepatopancreatobiliary surgery charges.
Comparing current treatment models to lessons learned in the early days of the AIDs epidemic, University of Southern California researchers are advocating that more than just the sickest patients with hepatitis C be treated with new drugs that have much higher cure rates than past regimens.
The US Food and Drug Administration requested three manufacturers of duodenoscopes – Olympus America, Inc. Fujifilm Medical Systems, USA, Inc., and Hoya Corp – to perform real-world postmarket surveillance studies duodenoscopes used to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures (ERCP).
Japanese regulators have approved AbbVie's Viekirax to treat patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C, including those with compensated cirrhosis, the most common type of hepatitis in that country.
Incidences of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have grown in patients also suffering from autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a neurocognitive disorder characterized by an impaired ability to communicate and interact.
After much debate, waiting five years between colonoscopy procedures for low risk colorectal cancer (CRC) patients has recently been deemed acceptable by disease authorities.

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