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Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

The guideline will help clinicians determine the appropriate treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

News NASEM report aims to eliminate hepatitis B and C by 2030

NASEM report aims to eliminate hepatitis B and C by 2030

Aggressive testing, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods, such as needle exchange for those who inject drugs, are some of the options that the NASEM explored to target hepatitis elimination.

News FDA approves first direct-acting antivirals for pediatric HCV patients

FDA approves first direct-acting antivirals for pediatric HCV patients

Harvoni and Sovaldi have been approved for pediatric patients with HCV genotypes.

News Oral, direct-acting antivirals effective for hepatitis C virus infection

Oral, direct-acting antivirals effective for hepatitis C virus infection

Regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C that included ribavirin had more mild or moderate adverse events than those without.

News Pharmacists can help optimize care in patients with hepatitis C virus

Pharmacists can help optimize care in patients with hepatitis C virus

Drug-drug interactions are common in patients taking hepatitis C virus medications, and consulting with a pharmacist can be beneficial.

News High BMI in late adolescence associated with increased risk of severe liver disease in men

High BMI in late adolescence associated with increased risk of severe liver disease in men

A high BMI is associated with an increased risk for severe liver disease, and the risk is higher in those who also have type 2 diabetes mellitus.

News FODMAP diet effective for irritable bowel syndrome

FODMAP diet effective for irritable bowel syndrome

Implementation of the FODMAP diet is an effective strategy to manage symptoms of IBS, including bloating and abdominal pain.

Healthday Gluten challenge not effective for confirming non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Gluten challenge not effective for confirming non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Thirty-eight of 231 NCGS patients showed gluten-specific symptoms when completing the placebo-controlled gluten challenge.

News Evaluating abnormal liver chemistries: a clinical guideline

Evaluating abnormal liver chemistries: a clinical guideline

The American College of Gastroenterology has released recommendations of preferred approaches for diagnosing and evaluating patients with abnormal liver test results.

News Acute pancreatitis may reveal pancreatic cancer at earlier stage

Acute pancreatitis may reveal pancreatic cancer at earlier stage

Surgical intervention after 24.5 days of acute pancreatitis may be beneficial for reducing postoperative complications.

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