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2011-06-23 15:31:21

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell physician-scientist leads study reporting that FDA-approved telaprevir-based regimen acts faster and offers a stronger viral cure than standard treatment The drug telaprevir (Incivek) provides a dramatic improvement in the treatment of the most common form of hepatitis C infection, says an international team of investigators led by Dr. Ira M. Jacobson of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Their study, published in today's edition of...

2010-11-03 16:35:41

Outcomes achieved regardless of race or stage of liver disease For patients with the most common form of hepatitis C being treated for the first time, the addition of an investigational hepatitis C"“specific protease inhibitor called telaprevir to the current standard therapy markedly improved their sustained viral response (SVR or viral cure) rate. The lead investigator reporting the results of the ADVANCE trial is Dr. Ira M. Jacobson, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'