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Featuring Thomas K. Byrne, MD

What are the Criteria for Obesity Surgery?

Thomas K. Byrne, MD, Professor General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Medical University of South California, discusses obesity and surgery. The criteria for surgery are a BMI over 40 plus a failed weight-loss program. Bariatric surgery is indicated in those with a BMI greater than 35 who have co-morbid...

Mutations and B-Raf protein

Cancer and Melanoma

David B. Solit, MD, Elizabeth and Felix Rohatyn Chair for Junior Faculty, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, discusses B-Raf, an intracellular signaling protein.B-Raf is commonly mutated in cancer, and about 8% of all human cancers have B-Raf mutation. This in turn makes the cells grow abnormally and...

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Low-dose interferon safe, quite effective for dialysis patients with hepatitis C

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A low-dose regimen of peginterferon, without ribavirin, produces a sustained virologic response in up to 40% of patients with chronic hepatitis C and end-stage renal disease on dialysis, results of an international study indicate. Hepatitis C virus infection is associated with...