Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic disease more commonly seen in females, where the human body’s immune system goes awry and attacks its healthy liver cells. This immune response causes hepatitis i.e. inflammation of the liver. If left untreated, this disease can result in complications such as cirrhosis of the liver and/or hepatic failure.
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s recent immunotherapy combo won FDA approval for patients with a rare colon cancer. The combinational medicine was formulated between an older medicine named Yervoy and a new cancer-fighter Opdivo. This combo drug focuses on repairing the mismatch gene.
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that causes nail disfigurement, pain and infection and impacts millions of people throughout the world. Though several antifungal treatments are currently available, they often fail for various reasons.
Hepatitis is defined as liver inflammation usually caused by the hepatitis virus. There are of 5 types of hepatitis: A, B, C, D and E. At times, our own immune system will attack the liver, which is termed as autoimmune hepatitis disease. Common symptoms include fever, jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stool, loss of appetite and weight loss.
Kibbutz Shefayim from an Israel-based startup company named Zebra Medical Vision announced that it has successfully received FDA clearance for an algorithm, which could aid physicians to quantify a patient’s coronary artery calcification.
In a bid to better handle the prescription and workflow processes of a practice, the orthopedic surgeons at Affiliated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Maryland have come up with a fresh mobile medication management application which allows each doctor to write about 30 prescriptions per day for controlled substances, including opioids for pain management.
Hepatitis C is a chronic, potentially fatal disease affecting the liver and is caused by a viral infection most frequently transmitted through large or repeated direct percutaneous exposures to infected blood. The two most common exposures associated with transmission of HCV are blood transfusion and injection drug use. It proves to be deadly because it develops silently i.e. it does not produce any marked signs and symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage.
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