In patients with gastric fundal variceal (GFV) bleeding, prophylactic administration of antibiotics is associated with decreased short- and long-term mortality, whereas concurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and regular proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use are factors that may increase mortality, suggests a study.
Saccharomyces boulardii has favourable safety and efficacy in the treatment of children aged 3 months to 5 years with acute rotavirus diarrhoea, based on a double-blind, randomised controlled trial from a developing country.
Bariatric surgery is not a guarantee for weight loss success and patients require holistic postoperative care to prevent weight regain and complications, says a specialist at the 7th Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS) Annual Congress.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 – 15 April 2015 which
includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not
include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred
since the original approval date.