Colon cancer recurrence: CT or blood test detects it
Either intensive CT imaging or frequent testing of blood levels of carcinoembryonic antigen
is more likely to detect colon cancer recurrence than is minimal follow-up, according to a report published online Jan. 14 in JAMA.
Implications of treating obesity diseases
Despite the recent attention given to considering obesity a disease, there are still many limitations to providing treatments for obesity and receiving adequate reimbursement for
those treatments, Dr. Lee Kaplan, AGAF, said at a public workshop cosponsored by the
Food and Drug Administration and the American Gastroenterological Association.
FLINT trial halted for positive results
The phase II clinical trial of first-in-class farnesoid X receptor agonist obeticholic acid as a treatment for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis was stopped early because the trial endpoint was met with high significance, Intercept Pharmaceuticals announced Jan. 9.
CMS to release individual physician payment data
Reversing more than 30 years of policy, federal officials announced they would soon begin releasing data on how much Medicare pays to individual physicians.
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Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of liver disease, affecting 180 million