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EU approves biosimilar Zessly, to treat all indications of infliximab,the reference medicine.- Sandoz.

Sandoz, announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Zessly (infliximab) for use in Europe. Zessly is approved for use in...

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Third Phase III study of bempedoic acid in high-risk patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Esperion Therapeutics.

Esperion announced positive top-line results from the third of five pivotal Phase III studies (Study 3 or 1002-046) expected to...

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Transplantation

Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Knowledge Centre

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Knowledge Centre

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Knowledge Centre contains key information relating to the epidemiology and pathophysiology of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, highlighting prevalence, impact and unmet needs and the underlying inflammatory processes that drive IBD, considering some of the key inflammatory pathways.

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Cystic Fibrosis

View disease awareness information, treatment options and European Cystic Fibrosis Society best practice guidelines.

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Guidelines

Nutrition support for adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition

This guideline covers identifying and caring for adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in hospital or in their own home or a care home.

Added 12 years ago

Rectal cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Evidence shows that rectal cancer is distinct from colon cancer, with different aetiologies and risk factors possibly reflecting different environmental exposures.

Added 5 years ago

Updated guideline on the management of common bile duct stones (CBDS)

Common bile duct stones (CBDS) are estimated to be present in 10-20% of individuals with symptomatic gallstones. They can result in a number of health problems, including pain, jaundice, infection and acute pancreatitis.

Added 10 years ago

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Journal articles

Understanding the Patient Experience with Carcinoid Syndrome: Exit Interviews from a Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study of Telotristat Ethyl.

Purpose: Telotristat ethyl, an oral tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor, is intended to treat carcinoid syndrome by reducing serotonin production. Telotristat ethyl was evaluated in TELESTAR...

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Telotristat ethyl: a novel agent for the therapy of carcinoid syndrome diarrhea.

Carcinoid syndrome (CS), characterized by diarrhea and flushing, is present in 20% of patients with neuroendocrine tumors at diagnosis and becomes more frequent with progression.

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Telotristat ethyl in carcinoid syndrome: safety and efficacy in the TELECAST phase 3 trial.

Telotristat ethyl, a tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor, was efficacious and well tolerated in the phase 3 TELESTAR study in patients with carcinoid syndrome (CS) experiencing ≥4 bowel movements per day (BMs/day) while on...

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Clinical trials

COLLISION Trial - Colorectal Liver Metastases: Surgery vs Thermal Ablation (COLLISION)

The primary objective is to prove non-inferiority of thermal ablation compared to hepatic resection in patients with at least one resectable and ablatable colorectal liver metastases (≤3cm) and no extrahepatic disease.

Added 6 months ago

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program for Gastric Cancer: a Multi-center Study (ERASG1)

This study is aimed to evaluate the safety of applying enhanced recovery after surgery for gastric cancer.

Added 6 months ago

PeproStat as a Topical Agent Used to Stop Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Surgery

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness and safety of a new peptide-based coagulant, PeproStat. The study drug will be applied to patients undergoing liver/soft tissue surgery, vascular surgery or spine surgery.

Added 6 months ago

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

ILC 2018 – Targetable pathways in liver disease: from identification to clinical application

Posted 1 month ago

A number of studies from the speakers at this year's ILC Basic Science Seminar are discussed here, focusing on targetable pathways in liver disease, covering pathway identification, potential drug targets and their clinical application.

Liam Farrell

Bad smells are good

Posted 1 year ago

Delicacy is not a virtue in this job.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

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Obesity: clinical review

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The diagnostic value of hyperammonemia induced by the non-ischemic forearm exercise test

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Idiopathic constipation and nocturnal enuresis in childhood: a guide to management: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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