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FDA approves TransPyloric Shuttle device for obesity.- BAROnova

BAROnova announced that the FDA has approved the TransPyloric Shuttle (TPS) Device, a non-surgical weight loss solution for adult individuals...

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Soligenix reports enrollment stage for its pivotal phase III trial of SGX 942 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer

Soligenix announced that it has reached a significant milestone in the Phase III clinical study (the "DOM-INNATE" study) for SGX...

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

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Cystic Fibrosis Knowledge Centre

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

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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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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

A knowledgebase resource for interleukin-17 family mediated signaling.

Interleukin-17 (IL-17) belongs to a relatively new family of cytokines that has garnered attention as the signature cytokine of Th17 cells. This cytokine family consists of 6 ligands, which bind to 5 receptor subtypes and induce...

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Novel therapies for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: What can we learn from their use in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

The past three decades have witnessed remarkable advances in our ability to target specific elements of the immune and inflammatory response, fuelled by advances in both biotechnology and disease knowledge.

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Infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease.

Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy has revolutionized the medical treatment of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease (CD), and ulcerative colitis. Twenty years ago, infliximab became the first anti-TNF...

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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 5 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 5 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 6 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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