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12 Jun 2019
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
01 Jan 2019
Twice-daily administration of a combined Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus helveticus probiotic in children with suspected gastroenteritis fails to prevent the development of moderate-to-severe gastroenteritis within 2 weeks after presentation, as shown in a recent study.
25 Oct 2018
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are commonly found in the oral cavity, but it does not appear that oral HPVs contribute to an increased risk of oesophageal cancer, according to a study.
Natalia Reoutova, 07 Jul 2020

A retrospective cohort study of nearly 2,000 patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) found a higher rate of ischaemic stroke compared with a cohort of patients with influenza A/B.

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01 May 2018
ZEPATIER - Elbasvir 50 mg, grazoprevir 100 mg FC tab - Merck Sharp & Dohme
• A fixed-dose combination of a second-generation NS3/4A protease inhibitor and NS5A inhibitor1,2
• ZEPATIER is indicated for the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Genotypes 1 and 4 Infection in adults1.
• Powerful CURE* Across Multiple Patient Types1

*Cure of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection=sustained virologic response, the primary end point in all studies, defined as HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA) less than the lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) at 12 weeks after the cessation of treatment (SVR12).1,3

References:
1. Zepatier Package Insert, 10 August 2017.
2. Clark VC, Peter JA, Nelson DR. New therapeutic strategies in HCV: second-generation protease inhibitors. Liver Int. 2013;33(suppl 1):80–84.
3. European Association for the Study of the Liver. Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C 2015. J Hepatol. 2015;63:199–236.

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Most Read Articles
12 Jun 2019
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
01 Jan 2019
Twice-daily administration of a combined Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus helveticus probiotic in children with suspected gastroenteritis fails to prevent the development of moderate-to-severe gastroenteritis within 2 weeks after presentation, as shown in a recent study.
25 Oct 2018
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are commonly found in the oral cavity, but it does not appear that oral HPVs contribute to an increased risk of oesophageal cancer, according to a study.
Natalia Reoutova, 07 Jul 2020

A retrospective cohort study of nearly 2,000 patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) found a higher rate of ischaemic stroke compared with a cohort of patients with influenza A/B.