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Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) appear to have significantly altered gut mucosal mitochondrial function compared with controls and other children with nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms, a recent study shows.
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New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 August 2017 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.
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An update on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

29 Sep 2017
This is an MRI of child’s liver with severe NAFLD – 38 percent is fat whereas 1 percent is normal. Photo courtesy of UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), including simple steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is widely considered as the liver manifestation of the metabolic syndrome. It is a major cause of liver disease worldwide and its prevalence is expected to rise in tandem with the rising prevalence of obesity and diabetes mellitus. Recently, MIMS Doctor spoke to Associate Professor Dr Wah Kheong Chan, a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the University of Malaya Medical Centre and University of Malaya Specialist Centre, to provide an update on NAFLD, with a particular emphasis on the use of silymarin for the treatment of NASH. Here are the highlights from the interview.

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30 Oct 2017
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) appear to have significantly altered gut mucosal mitochondrial function compared with controls and other children with nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms, a recent study shows.
29 Aug 2015
Non-operative management of acute pancreatitis substantially decreased exocrine and endocrine dysfunction compared with operative method, a recent study shows.
15 Aug 2017
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 August 2017 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.
01 Aug 2015
Genetic mutations in acute and recurrent acute pancreatitis elevates risk of chronic pancreatitis development based on single-centre study.