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98-Year-Old Man Believed to Be the Oldest American Organ Donor Ever

— Increasingly, older adults can donate organs upon their death, according to one expert

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Nanoliposomal Irinotecan Fails to Boost Survival in Treated Advanced Biliary Cancer

No difference in PFS, median OS favored control group

Jun 12, 2024
Oprah Hospitalized; Senator in Car Crash; Oldest American Man Dies

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Jun 12, 2024
Testosterone Prodrug Improves Muscle Mass, Encephalopathy in Men With Cirrhosis

Androgen precursor may help cirrhosis-related sarcopenia

Jun 11, 2024
Rifaximin Prophylaxis Fails for Bacterial Peritonitis in Cirrhotic Patients

"Is it time to say primary prophylaxis is dead?" one expert asks

Jun 11, 2024
Testosterone Prodrug Improves Muscle Mass, Encephalopathy in Men With Cirrhosis

Androgen precursor may help cirrhosis-related sarcopenia

Rifaximin Prophylaxis Fails for Bacterial Peritonitis in Cirrhotic Patients

"Is it time to say primary prophylaxis is dead?" one expert asks

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Child Develops Voluminous Diarrhea After Amoxicillin

Discordant test results complicate diagnosis of suspected C. difficile

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Elderly Farmer Experiences Strange Abdominal Rash and GI Symptoms

Moral of the story: don't walk barefoot in the fields

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Case Shows Danger of Gallstone Ileus in Patients Over 65

Clinicians found CT scan to be best diagnostic tool

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Novel Drug for Rare Chronic Liver Disease Wins Conditional FDA Approval

First-in-class PPAR agonist led to biochemical responses in more than 50% of patients in trial

Jun 11, 2024
FDA APPROVED oral elafibranor (Iqirvo) over a computer rendering of a diseased liver.
Patients With Severe ACLF on Liver Transplant Waitlists Face High Mortality Rates

Urgent need for organ allocation system reform, researchers say

Jun 09, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy
Weight Loss/Diabetes Drug Has Positive Treatment Effect on MASH

GLP-1/GIP agonist also improved fibrosis biomarkers, liver fat, and stiffness in phase II trial

Jun 08, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy
Artery Inflammation and CV Events; Stepped Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients

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Jun 08, 2024
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Novel Glucagon/GLP-1 Receptor Dual Agonist Improved MASH in Phase II Study

Effects may be related to weight loss, not changes in fibrogenesis, expert suggests

Jun 07, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy
Novel Intelligent Liver Function Test Platform Improves Liver Disease Diagnosis

iLFT is now an essential, highly utilized tool at one U.K. primary care system

Jun 07, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy.
Humira Clobbers Biosimilars in Battle for Part D Coverage

Pricing, payer policies keep market leader on top

Jun 06, 2024
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Bulevirtide/Pegylated Interferon Combo Beats Monotherapy for Chronic Hepatitis D

Combo therapies for HDV with drugs other than pegylated interferon would be better, expert says

Jun 06, 2024
EASL over a photo of Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy.
A Win for Liver Transplantation in Unresectable Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Three new trials address CRC liver metastases

Jun 04, 2024
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Perioperative Chemo Extends Survival in Resectable Esophageal Cancer

Improvement also observed in complete remission rates with FLOT over CROSS regimen

Jun 03, 2024
ASCO over a photo of McCormick Place in Chicago, IL
Changes to Liver Transplant Policy Increased Costs in Vulnerable Areas

Hospital costs increased 12% in low-income areas vs 5.1% in high-income areas

May 29, 2024
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Springsteen's Health; Minimum Staffing Rule Challenged; Probiotic Sodas Probed

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May 28, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Increase in CRC Cases in Younger Age Groups Extends to Preteens

While cases remain rare in younger people, they're much more common than 25 years ago

May 26, 2024
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Gallbladder Cancer Rates Stable or Down, Except in Black Patients

Black patients "presenting more often, and they're presenting at a later stage," researcher says

May 24, 2024
DDW over a photo of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC
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