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2013-10-11 08:43:23

The addition of danoprevir to the current treatment regimen for patients with hepatitis C leads to high rates of remission, according to a new article in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. The current standard of care for hepatitis C patients includes a combination of peginterferon and ribavirin. "Despite recent advances, the current hepatitis C treatment regimen is burdensome on the patient and prone to adverse events," said Patrick...

2013-10-02 13:09:58

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) leads to remission for 91 percent of patients with dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, according to new figures published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Dysplastic Barrett's esophagus is the most serious grade of the condition in which precancerous cells are detected in the esophagus. "In order to make appropriate informed decisions about the use of radiofrequency...

2013-06-26 20:40:43

More people are being affected by drug-induced liver injury (DILI) than ever before, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. This type of liver injury results from the use of certain prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as dietary supplements, and is among the more challenging forms of liver disease due to its difficulty to predict, diagnose and manage. Investigators conducted a population-based...

2013-05-13 23:28:47

Gastroenterologist, Roger S. Klein, M.D., FACP, has joined Summit Medical Group, New Jersey's largest private multispecialty medical practice. Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Roger S. Klein, M.D., FACP, has joined Summit Medical Group´s gastroenterology department. Dr. Klein has expertise in inflammatory bowel disease, diseases of the liver, colon cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and gastrointestinal bleeding. He practices with his colleagues, Drs. Barrison,...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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