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Maternal Use of Tenofovir: No Additional Benefit in Lowering Perinantal HBV Transmission

Giving Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to HBeAg-positive women during pregnancy and postpartum, did not offer any additional benefit, in...

12 Mar, 2018

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High or Low Dose of PPIs, 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...

09 Mar, 2018

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Cirrhosis and Fatty Liver Linked to Persistent Alteration of Liver Tests in HCV Patients

A recent study stated that persistent alteration of liver tests was frequently noted in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients after direct...

07 Mar, 2018

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Long Term PPI Therapy May Increase the Risk of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

A recent population-based cohort study in Sweden reported increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma with long term proton pump inhibitor (PPI)...

06 Mar, 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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Pain Management in Chronic Pancreatitis

This slide set describes the various options for managing severe abdominal pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis.

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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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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

Sofosbuvir - Velpatasvir FDC for HCV Genotypes 1 to 6 Infection – Integrated Analyses of ASTRAL Studies

The analysis of three Phase III trials was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of the recently introduced pangenotypic sofosbuvir-...

Efficacy of Tenofovir Alone in Hepatitis B Patients with Suboptimal Virologic Response to Adefovir

Tenofovir(TDF) monotherapy was effective in patients with suboptimal response to adefovir (ADV).  However, TDF needs to be combined with a...

Tenofovir Benefits Patients with Severe Reactivation of Hepatitis B

Tenofovir was associated with significant reduction in HBV DNA levels and mortality in patients with spontaneous reactivation of HBV presenting as...

Tenofovir May be Highly Effective in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Who Fail to Respond to Lamivudine and Adefovir Therapy

Tenofovir was highly effective in patients with chronic Hepatitis B infection with failure to Lamivudine and Adefovir therapy.


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
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First fixed dose combination with pangenotypic activity
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No need of ribavirin addition for treating HCV genotype 3 patients
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All of the above
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