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IFN Retreatment in Relapsers and Nonresponders. Part 1

Value of Higher Doses and Longer Treatment

Fuschi et al (University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy) evaluated the efficacy of IFN alfa-2b retreatment in 42 patients with biopsy-proven, HCV RNA-positive chronic hepatitis C using the same dose previously received (group A: n=11, 234 MU; group B: n=10, 468 MU) or twice the previous dose (group A: n=11, 468 MU; group B: n=10, 936 MU) for a duration of only 6 months. Continue reading IFN Retreatment in Relapsers and Nonresponders. Part 1

Color Imaging for Prostate Diagnosis

Prostate cancer can be diagnosed by biopsy, which involves inserting several needles into the prostate through the rectum. Now researchers have improved that technique so that it is more likely to diagnose cancer, with fewer needle insertions.

Prostate cancer can be detected by a prostate specific antigen blood test and a digital rectal exam. If a doctor suspects from these tests that cancer is present, then he or she may ask for a transrectal ultrasound, which creates an image of the prostate on a video screen. Continue reading Color Imaging for Prostate Diagnosis