Friday, August 2, 2013

Healio Updates: Statins may protect cirrhotic patients from infection

Statins may protect cirrhotic patients from infection

August 2, 2013

Veterans with cirrhosis who used statins were at reduced risk for developing severe infection compared with nonusers, according to recent results.
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Rifaximin improved outcomes of lactulose therapy for hepatic encephalopathy

August 1, 2013

Patients with overt hepatic encephalopathy experienced better results and less mortality when treated with lactulose and rifaximin than those who received...
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Healio Minute, August 2, 2013

Cyclospora, mental illness, plantar fasciitis
Salad mix linked to cyclospora, economics worsen mental illness and painful condition targets foot soldiers.
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HCV decline associated with needle and syringe programs
Jenny Iversen and colleagues present the results of a 724-patient cohort study.
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Temperature increase after HCV treatment linked to response
Yaron Rotman, MD, MSc, discusses the results of his study of 60 treatment-naive patients.
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