It has become increasingly common for patients having experienced as few as three episodes of diverticulitis to opt for colectomy. A study examines the efficacy of younger, less frequent sufferers receiving the surgery earlier than guidelines typically recommend.
Scott Sigman, MD, discusses recent study results that show more people become dependent on prescription drugs following surgery than previously thought â€“ which is why his involvement in the Choices Matter program is so important.
An analysis of thousands of patients in Germany taken from a national registry found interventional procedures more dangerous than surgery for severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. But there may have been confounding factors.
Deeming Xaracoll to be a drug/device combination, the Food and Drug Administration notified Innocoll yesterday that it would not be going forward with the New Drug Application they had filed for the product in October.