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Predictors of Sustained Virologic Response in Genotype 2 and 3 Patients with Hepatitis C Infection

High sustained virologic response rates (SVR) were attained in genotype (GT) 2 and GT3 HCV-infected patients treated with daclatasvir plus...

20 Jun, 2018

 
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Outcomes in HCV Patients with Fibrosis Who Achieve SVR with DAA

The incidence of liver-related complications, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), death and hepatitis C virus (HCV) relapse is very low in the first 144...

19 Jun, 2018

 
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Rapid Loss in Glomerular Filtration Rate in Patients Treated with Nucleos(t)ide Analogues for Hepatitis B Infection

The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was more rapidly lost in patients treated with nucleos(t)ide analogues for hepatitis B infection (HBV) over...

15 Jun, 2018

 
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Entecavir Does Not Reduce Renal Function in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients

Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) on treatment with oral nucleos(t)ide analogues may be at risk of renal impairment. Limited data suggests that entecavir (...

12 Jun, 2018

 
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Slide Library

Functional Dyspepsia

This slide set covers the basics of pathophysiology and treatment for functional dyspepsia, which is defined as per the Rome III criteria.  

 
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Celiac Disease: An Overview

Celiac disease is one of the most prevalent digestive conditions. Diagnosis requires strict criteria with a life-long gluten-free diet that needs to...

 
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HIV - HCV Coinfection

This slide set covers the epidemiology, disease progression and management of HIV-HCV coinfection in the era of directly acting antivirals available...

 
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Natural History of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a complex, chronic disease that affects the digestive tract, particularly the colon. An introduction to this disease is given...

 
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Patient Education

A Caregiver’s Guide to Hepatic Encephalopathy

You may be handling the responsibility of a caregiver if your loved one is diagnosed with hepatic encephalopathy. A caregiver may have lot of...

How to Protect Yourself from Diarrhoea ?

Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death in India usually during the rainy season. Ignoring it may prove hazardous to life. A person can be protected...

Understanding Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of stomach and the upper portion of small intestine. The most common symptom of a...

Basics of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal disease occurs when contents of the stomach back flow into the esophagus. Patients often experience a burning sensation in the...

Our Publications

UTI Management: For Gastroenterologists

Guidelines for UTI management, summarised for gastroenterologists.

Liver Disease and Pregnancy

Up to 3% of pregnant women suffer from pregnancy-associated liver diseases, which are the most frequent cause of liver dysfunction in pregnancy. Due...

Approach to Hepatitis B in Pregnancy

Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnancy is an important global health problem. Over 50% of the estimated 240–350 million chronic...

Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disease which encompasses a wide range of symptoms for the patient. The diagnosis of GERD is often based...

Key Trials

Short Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Can Increase Risk of Hip Fracture in Elderly Alzheimer Patients

The results of the study revealed that long-term or cumulative PPI use was not associated with an increased risk of hip fracture in community-...

Cessation of Nucleos(t)ide Analogue Therapy after HBeAg Seroconversion Might Be Associated with High Relapse Rates and Fatal Outcomes

Cessation of nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy in Caucasian patients after HBeAg seroconversion was associated with high relapse rates in more than 50...

Non-Endoscopic Method for Detection of Barrett’s Esophagus with DNA Methylation Biomarkers

The study stated that patients at risk for Barrett’s Esophagus could be effectively screened by combining the swallowable balloon device and...

High or Low Dose Proton Pump Inhibitors, With or Without Diuretics, Do Not Cause Hypomagnesemia

The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), irrespective of the dose, taken with or without diuretics, did not lower the levels of serum magnesium in...

Poll

Which of the following do you perceive to be the biggest USP of sofosbuvir-velpatasvir over other existing treatment options for chronic hepatitis C in India?
Its approval for use in decompensated HCV patients
0% (0 votes)
First fixed dose combination with pangenotypic activity
0% (0 votes)
No need of ribavirin addition for treating HCV genotype 3 patients
100% (1 vote)
All of the above
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 1