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Non-invasive accupoint electrical stimulation to treat Crohn's disease

Non-invasive accupoint electrical stimulation to treat Crohn's disease

An oral abstract presented at the International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress today unveiled a new collaboration between U.S. and Chinese into non-invasive accupoint electrical stimulation in Crohn's disease. [More]
Medtronic's new GastriSail gastric positioning system combines benefits of three devices into one

Medtronic's new GastriSail gastric positioning system combines benefits of three devices into one

Furthering its commitment to fight obesity with innovative bariatric surgical solutions, Medtronic now offers the GastriSail(TM) gastric positioning system to help promote more consistent sleeve creation and greater procedural efficiency(1) within the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, the most commonly performed weight loss procedure in the U.S. [More]
Kravis Children's Hospital named one of country's top children's hospitals in pediatric specialties

Kravis Children's Hospital named one of country's top children's hospitals in pediatric specialties

The Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai ranked again among the country's top children's hospitals in pediatric specialties, according to the newly issued U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals" guidebook for 2015-2016. [More]
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital opens pediatric specialty clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital opens pediatric specialty clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital opened its first pediatric specialty clinic outside of the Baton Rouge area on June 3. The Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana will offer specialized outpatient care for pediatric gastroenterology. [More]
Actavis receives FDA approval to market NATRELLE INSPIRA round gel-filled textured breast implants

Actavis receives FDA approval to market NATRELLE INSPIRA round gel-filled textured breast implants

Actavis plc, which recently completed the acquisition of Allergan, Inc., today announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market NATRELLE INSPIRA round gel-filled textured breast implants, offering women undergoing reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery another breast shaping option for a customized result. [More]
Portable microendoscope could eliminate need for costly biopsies for esophageal cancer patients

Portable microendoscope could eliminate need for costly biopsies for esophageal cancer patients

In a clinical study of patients in the United States and China, researchers found that a low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope developed by Rice University bioengineers could eventually eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing standard endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer. [More]
FDA approves Actavis ANDA for guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine tablets to relieve chest congestion

FDA approves Actavis ANDA for guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine tablets to relieve chest congestion

Actavis plc and its partner Perrigo Company plc announced today that Actavis has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine tablets and that Perrigo will begin shipments in time for the cough/cold season to its retail and wholesale customers in the U.S. The product will be packaged and marketed under store and proprietary brands and will be a high quality, value alternative to Mucinex® D tablets. [More]
Telbivudine drug prevents perinatal transmission of HBV

Telbivudine drug prevents perinatal transmission of HBV

The antiviral drug telbivudine prevents perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to a study in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
TDF alone may be sufficient maintenance in chronic HBV patients

TDF alone may be sufficient maintenance in chronic HBV patients

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate monotherapy may be sufficient to maintain complete virological suppression in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection previously treated with TDF plus entecavir, suggests a review of patients. [More]
Meta-analysis sheds light on effectiveness of chronic HBV treatments

Meta-analysis sheds light on effectiveness of chronic HBV treatments

A meta-analysis of treatments for chronic hepatitis B virus infection suggests that tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is the most effective option for patients positive and negative for hepatitis B e antigen, but the latter group may also benefit from entecavir treatment. [More]
Pennsylvania physicians urge residents to take precautions against bug bites, bee stings

Pennsylvania physicians urge residents to take precautions against bug bites, bee stings

For many people, bug bites and bee stings aren't a big deal beyond a small irritation. But for some, it could mean the start of a painful - possibly long-term or even deadly - experience. [More]
Actavis acquires Auden Mckenzie

Actavis acquires Auden Mckenzie

Actavis plc today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Auden Mckenzie Holdings Limited, a dynamic and fast growing company focused on the development, licensing and marketing of niche generic medicines and proprietary brands in the UK. [More]
New research shows wide variation in organ donation rates across the country

New research shows wide variation in organ donation rates across the country

More than 123,000 Americans are currently waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, but 21 patients die each day because there aren't enough organs to go around. New research shows wide variation in the number of eligible organ donors whose loved ones consent to organ donation across the country. [More]
Actavis announces FDA approval of VIBERZI (eluxadoline) for IBS-D treatment

Actavis announces FDA approval of VIBERZI (eluxadoline) for IBS-D treatment

Actavis plc announced today that VIBERZI (eluxadoline) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a twice-daily, oral treatment for adults suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). VIBERZI (eluxadoline) has mixed opioid receptor activity, it is a mu receptor agonist, a delta receptor antagonist, and a kappa receptor agonist. [More]
Actavis creates collaborative program to improve care for patients with multidrug-resistant infections

Actavis creates collaborative program to improve care for patients with multidrug-resistant infections

Actavis plc, a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company committed to infectious disease treatment innovation, today announced the creation of SHARE ID (Sharing Hospital data to Advance Research and Enhance patient care in Infectious Diseases), a collaborative program to leverage real-world data to advance the delivery and effectiveness of care for patients with serious infections due to antibiotic-resistant pathogens. [More]
Overweight and inflammation during adolescence may increase colorectal cancer risk later in life

Overweight and inflammation during adolescence may increase colorectal cancer risk later in life

Being very overweight in your teens doubles the risk of developing colorectal cancer later in life compared to those whose weight was within the normal range a new Swedish study suggests. The research team behind the study are from ├Ârebro University in Sweden and Harvard School of Public Health in the US. [More]
AbbVie announces new results from Phase 3 GIFT-I study in GT1b HCV infected Japanese patients

AbbVie announces new results from Phase 3 GIFT-I study in GT1b HCV infected Japanese patients

AbbVie presented new results from the Phase 3 GIFT-I study of its investigational, all-oral, interferon (IFN)- and ribavirin (RBV)-free, two direct-acting antiviral treatment with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Hepatology in Kumamoto, Japan. [More]
Risk prediction model can help target hepatitis C treatment to patients with most urgent need

Risk prediction model can help target hepatitis C treatment to patients with most urgent need

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan Health System has developed a risk prediction model that helps identify which hepatitis C patients have the most urgent need for new anti-viral drugs. [More]
Ardelyx reports positive results from tenapanor Phase 2b clinical trial in IBS-C patients

Ardelyx reports positive results from tenapanor Phase 2b clinical trial in IBS-C patients

Ardelyx, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on cardio-renal, gastrointestinal, and metabolic diseases, today presented Phase 2b clinical trial results that demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in IBS-C symptoms for tenapanor-treated patients compared to patients receiving placebo. [More]
Current menopausal hormone therapy users at increased risk of experiencing GI bleeding

Current menopausal hormone therapy users at increased risk of experiencing GI bleeding

Current users of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) are more than twice as likely than non-users to develop lower gastrointestinal bleeding and ischemic colitis, especially if they use the therapy for longer durations, according to a study at Digestive Disease Week 2015. [More]
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