Gilead Releases Data on HCV, Advanced Liver Disease Studies

Gilead Sciences has announced data from a Phase 2 study evaluating once-daily Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) 400mg for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with advanced liver disease.

Depression Predicts Subsequent Computer Use in Young Men

For young men, but not women, symptoms of depression at age 20 years predict subsequent computer use.

Intensive Insulin Rx Lowers Glycemic Variability in Early DM

Short-term intensive insulin therapy (IIT) can improve β-cell function in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in association with decreased glycemic variability.

Chinese Herb Found Effective in Active RA

Herbal Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF) is effective for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naive patients.

NSAIDs, Anticoagulants Up Major Bleeding in VTE

Concomitant use of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or aspirin in patients with venous thromboembolism receiving anticoagulant therapy is tied to increased risk of bleeding.

Perioperative Chemotherapy for Bladder Cancer Survival

The use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer is associated with a survival benefit in the general population.

Fewer Ophthalmologists Means Less Diabetic Eye Care

In areas with less access to ophthalmologists, fewer individuals with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration receive care.

Isotretinoin Counseling: More Contraceptive Info Needed

The iPLEDGE program needs to provide women with information about more contraceptive choices, including reversible contraceptives.

Arsenic in Well Water Could Lower IQ in Children

Exposure to arsenic in drinking water from wells may lower IQ in children.

Six-Minute Walk Test Could Help Guide Heart Failure Treatment

Distance achieved in the six-minute walk test may be a practical measure of functional capacity that guides selection of therapy for patients with heart failure.