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Opdivo in CHECKMATE 459 trial versus sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma fails to achieve statistical significance for overall survival.- BMS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced topline results from CheckMate -459, a randomized Phase III study evaluating Opdivo (nivolumab) versus sorafenib as...

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FDA approves Symdeko for use in children with cystic fibrosis who have two copies of the F508del-CFTR mutation or who at least one mutation in the CFTR gene.- Vertex

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announced the FDA approved Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for use in children with cystic fibrosis ages 6...

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Phase IIIb trial of Linzess meets endpoints in irritable bowel syndrome with constipation

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Allergan announced positive topline data from a Phase IIIb clinical trial evaluating Linzess (linaclotide) 290 mcg on...

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Learning Zones

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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.

Inflammatory bowel disease assessment tools

Inflammatory bowel disease assessment tools

'New IBD assessment tools at a glance' - an educational symposium sponsored by Sandoz.

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Guidelines

EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines on hepatitis E virus infection

Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, representing an important global health problem. Our understanding of HEV has changed completely over the past decade.

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UK guidelines on oesophageal dilatation in clinical practice

These guidelines deal specifically with the dilatation procedure using balloon or bougie devices as a primary treatment strategy for non-malignant narrowing of the oesophagus.

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2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of Behçet’s syndrome

These updated, evidence-based recommendations are intended to help physicians caring for patients with BS.

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Journal articles

Vitamin E status and its determinants in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Purpose: The risk of vitamin E deficiency is of primary concern in cystic fibrosis patients. However, early diagnosis and routine vitamin E supplementation can lead to its normal or even high levels. In the present study, we...

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Human plasma fibrinogen is synthesized in the liver.

Hereditary systemic amyloidosis caused by fibrinogen Aalpha-chain gene mutations is an autosomal dominant condition with variable penetrance, usually of late onset, and typically presents with nephropathy leading to renal failure.

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Monitoring and Treatment of Coagulation Disorders in End-Stage Liver Disease.

Background: Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) are assumed to be at high risk of bleeding when undergoing any kind of invasive intervention (any kind of operation, including transplantation or minimally invasive...

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Clinical trials

Effects of Long-Term Administration of Human Albumin in Subjects With Decompensated Cirrhosis and Ascites (PRECIOSA)

This is a phase 3, multicenter, randomized, controlled, parallel-group, and open-label clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of standard medical treatment (SMT) + Albutein 20% administration versus SMT alone in subjects with...

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HEAL STUDY (Hepatic Encephalopathy and Albumin Study) (HEAL)

This 6 week trial will study changes in cognition, HRQOL and inflammation in patients with covert HE after prior overt HE using multiple IV albumin infusions vs. placebo.

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A Study of Atezolizumab in Combination With Bevacizumab Compared With Sorafenib in Patients With Untreated Locally Advanced or Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma [IMbrave150]

This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab in combination with bevacizumab compared with sorafenib in participants with locally advanced or metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)...

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Blog Posts

Allen Wellings

UEGW 2018 | Day 5 Highlights

Posted 7 months ago

A number of presentations and abstracts shared updates on the latest developments for new treatments and therapies, some of which are pioneering new modes of action. Here we look to the horizon, gaining insights into the latest data for novel treatments targeting Janus kinase (JAK) signalling, MAdCAM-1-mediated adhesion and the interleukin IL-23.
 

 

Stephen Smith

UEGW 2018 | Day 4 Highlights

Posted 8 months ago

While clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of new biologics used in ulcerative colitis and/or Crohn’s disease, it is apparent that patients enrolled into clinical trials are not representative of the general patient population. Real-world evidence offers the chance to fill this gap and provide insights into how these treatments perform in everyday clinical practice. In today’s article we review some of the real-world data shared at UEG Week on vedolizumab and ustekinumab, as well as comparison of the originator and biosimilar versions of infliximab.

Stephen Smith

UEGW 2018 | Day 3 Highlights

Posted 8 months ago

The introduction of biologic therapies in the last 20 years has revolutionised the management of IBD. However, questions remain over the best approach to its management, such as when to introduce, switch and de-escalate biologics. Several posters and presentations addressed these topics at UEG Week 2018; here is a selection of some of the highlights.

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Association of adherence to lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective Danish cohort study

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A case of bleeding oesophageal varices

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

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