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European countries restrict access to hepatitis C treatment
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European countries restrict access to hepatitis C treatment

Restricted reimbursement for direct-acting antiviral therapies conflicts with current hepatitis C treatment guidelines.

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

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Hepatic Encephalopathy

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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA

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Have we addressed income-based disparities in health care?

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Gut microbiota may protect against diabetes

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Doctor dragged from overbooked plane takes legal action

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hepatol
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HCV without cirrhosis: GLE + PIB highly effective across all genotypes

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  • Monthly Essentials
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Gastrointestinal Disease: Monthly Essentials April 2017

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Professional & Business

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Cycling to work could reduce cancer risk, says study

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Amino acid restricting diet could ‘starve’ cancer

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Don’t neglect the NHS in June election, warns BMA

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Bullying and anxiety frequent among UK teens

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Links between housing problems and mental illness

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Hundred set to sue NHS over vaginal mesh implants

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  • Clinical Essentials from Liver Int
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HCV: DAAs slash HCC recurrence risk

Findings contradict that of recent studies.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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IBS-D: eluxadoline effective regardless of prior loperamide use

Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea is often managed with over-the-counter medications.

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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots
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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots

A new survey looking at patient acceptance of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector has produced interesting findings.

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Liver transplants: risk of death because of increasing donor age highest in young recipients | EASL
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Liver transplants: risk of death because of increasing donor age highest in young recipients | EASL

Given their longer expected post-transplant survival, efforts should be made to allocate the best organs to younger candidates.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Gastroenterol
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HBV and pregnancy: telbivudine completely blocks vertical transmission

Similar outcomes with treatment initiated in early or middle pregnancy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gut
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IBS: fecal bacteria may predict response to low FODMAP diet

Low FODMAP diets have marked effects on gut bacteria.

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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines
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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines

The Standing Committee of European Doctors reminds physicians that they have a duty to inform the patient before a product is used off-label.

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Multiparametric MRI can identify patients at risk of NAFLD  | EASL
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Multiparametric MRI can identify patients at risk of NAFLD | EASL

Could be useful as a screening tool in the general population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Risankizumab may be viable treatment option for active CD

Selective inhibition of IL-23 has been proposed as a treatment target in CD.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Alternative finance for the NHS

The NHS need lot of money to invest in large infrastructure projects

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Immunol Res
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Melanoma/NSCLC: liver metastases worsen pembrolizumab outcomes

The effect was previously observed in a subset of patients with melanoma.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Viral Hepat
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HCC: HBV etiology linked to improved OS

Multicenter study shows improved survival vs HCV or nonviral etiology.

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The prevalence of comorbidities increasing in chronic hepatitis B | EASL
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The prevalence of comorbidities increasing in chronic hepatitis B | EASL

Results of 10-year longitudinal analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Acute HCV: LDV/SOF short-course effective in HIV-infected patients

6-wk regimen best for patients with moderate or low viremia.

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