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2013-01-21 08:24:55

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Treatment with albumin reduces renal impairment and mortality in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), one of the most common bacterial infections in this patient population, according to a new meta-analysis supported by CSL Behring and published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute. Albumin, a natural...

2012-04-27 23:00:49

The Gastroenterology and Healthcare Sciences are two new key health categories covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The users of the website monitor over 200 scientific Gastroenterology and Healthcare Sciences journals and submit the most significant scientific results of these journals for inclusion in ScienceIndex.com. ScienceIndex.com was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites...

2012-03-28 10:22:59

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Administration of albumin reduces morbidity and mortality in cirrhotic patients undergoing large-volume paracentesis due to severe ascites, according to a new meta-analysis published online today in Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Compared with alternative treatments, albumin, a natural plasma-derived protein that expands blood plasma volume, significantly reduced the circulatory...

2011-05-11 00:22:46

Health outcomes explored at DDW 2011 Research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) shows that patients taking a blood thinner (clopidogrel) after having polyps removed during colonoscopy were at relatively low risk of bleeding. Another study shows that a new drug that acts as a hormone, teduglutide, increases intestinal absorption for individuals with short bowel syndrome, which may decrease dependence on intravenous fluid and nutritional support in this at-risk...

2010-08-02 21:09:24

The peer reviewed guidelines will be available in the September 2010 issue, (Volume 53, No.3) of the Journal of Hepatology and online in advance of publication at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20633946 . They also provide recommendations for the management of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and hepatorenal syndrome, which often affect patients with cirrhosis . An estimated 75 percent of patients presenting with ascites in Western Europe and the USA have cirrhosis as the...