What types of diagnostic scales exist for clinicians to distinguish between different gastrointestinal diseases, such as functional dyspepsia and NERD?
What drug therapy regimens, with or without interferon, are most effective at treating hepatitis C genotype 3?
What special considerations should be taken into account in the treatment of patients with hepatitis C who also have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?
What is the most effective way to treat thrombocytopenia in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis? Are antibiotics sufficient?
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are chronic liver diseases that likely have an autoimmune basis to their pathogenesis.
Many people who travel around the world, especially those who go to poor and lower-income countries, risk contracting or spreading infectious diseases because they fail to research potential health issues at their destinations, a new study says.
Do serum markers accurately predict the upper and lower end of liver fibrosis stage in patients with either hepatitis B or hepatitis C?
Reduced Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Interferon Therapy in Aged Patients With Chronic Hepa
This retrospective analysis helps clarify the effect of a 6-month course of interferon monotherapy on the incidence of HCC in aging patients with chronic hepatitis C.
Does NAFLD develop and present differently in children than in adults? This new study examines the disease in young obese children, in particular.
Evolving proteomic technologies, together with appropriate clinical phenotyping and genotype information, should enhance understanding of disease pathogenesis, and lead to more precise prediction of variable disease outcomes.
Does a 24-week course of combination therapy with ribavirin and high-dose IFN-alfa 2b improve the efficacy of treatment in CHC by further increasing IFN dosage?
95% of cystadenomas, and 100% of pseudocysts were correctly diagnosed by echo-enhanced ultrasound. Conventional ultrasound detection rates were significantly lower.
How is hepatitis B potentially transmitted among patients with diabetes mellitus? This new study explains the possible modes of transmission.
For the management of colorectal tumors, is endoscopic submucosal dissection a preferred surgical method? This new study takes a look.
Does lifetime alcohol consumption predispose a patient to more severe forms of NAFLD? This new study explores the connection.
What is the most effective treatment for chronic hepatitis C genotype 2/3? Does it differ from other hepatitis C regimens?
Is steatosis and/or steatohepatitis, as well as diabetes, associated with the severity of liver fibrosis in patients with this genotype?