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New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms
Colic affects about one in five infants in the United States annually and accounts for numerous pediatric visits during the first several months after birth. View News Article (2014-04-18)


Gene variants protect against relapse after treatment for Hepatitis C
Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have identified a gene, which explains why certain patients with chronic hepatitis C do not experience relapse after treatment. The discovery may contribute to more effective treatment. View News Article (2014-03-14)


Screen Some Patients with Acute Pancreatitis for Pancreatic Cancer, Saint Louis University Researchers Suggest
In a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Louis University researchers have found a link between acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and pancreatic cancer, a finding which may eventually lead to some pancreatic cancers being detected earlier. View News Article (2014-02-27)


Glycerol phenylbutyrate reduces hepatic encephalopathy events
Phase 2 trial results published in the March issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggests the potential for Glycerol Phenylbutyrate (GPB) to reduce hepatic encephalopathy episodes in patients with cirrhosis, with a safety profile similar to placebo.  View News Article (2014-02-26)


Monitoring inactive hepatitis B patients is cost-effective strategy for Shanghai
A novel study determined that monitoring inactive chronic hepatitis B (HBV) carriers is a cost-effective strategy for China.  View News Article (2014-01-17)


Novel potential approach to prevent infection in patients with liver failure
Findings published in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases journal, Hepatology, indicate that infection, the commonest cause of mortality in patients with acute liver failure (ALF), may be decreased by inhibiting the activity of a protein found in saliva called SLPI (secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor). View News Article (2014-01-10)


Antivirals for HCV improve kidney and cardiovascular diseases in diabetic patients
Researchers from Taiwan reveal that antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) improves kidney and cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diabetes. View News Article (2013-12-12)


Introducing solid foods while continuing to breast feed could prevent child allergies
Introducing solid food with breast milk after the 17th week of birth could reduce food allergies in babies, according to University of Southampton research.  View News Article (2013-11-21)


Better outcomes reported from high-volume providers of complex endoscopic procedure
Patients who seek treatment from physicians who more frequently perform a high-risk endoscopic procedure are less likely to be admitted to the hospital or require a repeat procedure. View News Article (2013-11-19)


Mayo Clinic: Less-Invasive Option as Effective as Esophagus Removal in Early Esophageal Cancer
Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. View News Article (2013-11-08)

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