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House Call: Pulmonary Fibrosis Breakthrough
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, irreversible form of interstitial lung disease (ILD). It is estimated that there are between 50,000 and 70,000 patients living with IPF in the United States, and the disease typically affects people aged 50 and older. Until recently, there was no definitive treatment, short of lung transplant, for IPF. […]
Rapper Ab-soul Considering Eye Surgery
Rapper Ab-Soul is considering eye surgery to correct symptoms caused by a life-threatening skin disease he suffers from.
FAHC fights infections with fecal transplants
Fecal transplants are now saving lives. Doctors say the innovative therapy is proving highly effective in fighting a hard-to-treat infection known as C. diff. And now, Vermont's largest hospital is doing them.
Hospital patients rarely wash their hands, may spread disease
By Madeline Kennedy NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although healthcare workers are urged to wash their hands often and hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere in hospitals, patients are less scrupulous and may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers. After tracking hundreds of patients in a transplant ward for nearly a year, the study team found that ...
Bariatric Surgery Now an Option for Transplant Patients Trying to Get on the Waiting List
Many with kidney disease and a BMI higher than 30 cannot get onto the transplant waiting list. Houston Methodist surgeon Dr. Vadim Sherman has begun performing bariatric surgery on these patients; a risky procedure for people on dialysis.
Hepatitis C Treatment Breakthroughs, Advances in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for C. difficile, Drug-Induced Liver ...
Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C (HCV) therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from this common cause of potentially fatal viral liver disease; as well as a number of abstracts that advance understanding of the safety and effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile, are among the highlights of ACG 2014 ...
HCV treatment breakthroughs highlighted at ACG 2014
( American College of Gastroenterology ) Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from this common cause of potentially fatal viral liver disease; as well as a number of abstracts that advance understanding of the safety and effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile, are ...
Teen Saved by Transplant, Killed by Superbug
Once known only as "patient number 19," Troy Stulen is emerging as the face of a mysterious superbug outbreak.
New gene therapy treatment showing promise against 'bubble boy' disease
By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than a decade ago, doctors showed dramatic progress in helping infants born with a severe deficiency in their immune systems, a condition known as "bubble boy" disease. But when one quarter of treated children developed leukemia within two to five years, researchers went back to the drawing board. ...
Chimerix's Brincidofovir Shows Potential Survival Benefit in Adenovirus Infection
DURHAM, N.C. -- Chimerix, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, announced today preliminary data for its investigational antiviral brincidofovir ...