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Electronic Capsule for Delivering Drugs Deep Down the GI Tract |

Many orally ingested medicines are limited in their applications because they get absorbed or metabolized by the body before arriving at their final destin  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Intravenous infusion of lidocaine starting at the time of surgery for reduction of pain and improvement of recovery after surgery | Cochrane

The most common problems immediately following surgery are pain, nausea and vomiting, excessive blood clotting, slowing or stopping of the movement of food and fluid through the digestive system, and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Fast-track protocols aim to prevent or reduce these complications and speed up early recovery. Opioid medications that are given to reduce the postoperative pain can be associated with side effects including nausea and constipation, which prevent a smooth recovery. Other options include the administration of epidural opioid medications (injected into the space surrounding the spinal cord). The pain can be a mixture of inflammatory and neuropathic pain or based on increased sensitivity to pain. All are helped by intravenous lidocaine, which is a non-opioid local pain medication or local anaesthetic.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Cell transplant 'regenerates' liver - BBC News

Transplanting cells into livers has the potential to regenerate them, say scientists.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Interventions for dialysis patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection | Cochrane

Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) which spreads from person to person through blood contact which is a result of sharing drug needles, and other items contaminated with blood. This virus remains in the body for a long time and can affect the liver causing its slow destruction or cirrhosis and liver cancer. Infected people may have weakness, nausea, jaundice and lose weight. On blood tests they may have increase in liver enzymes and bilirubin.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Is surgery or observation better for people who have a severe blunt injury to the liver? | Cochrane

The liver is the most commonly affected organ when a person is injured in the abdomen. Abdominal injury is usually caused by motor vehicle crashes, falling, being punched in the stomach, or from other causes. When a person is badly injured in the abdomen, they have a 10% to 15% chance of death. According to previous research, the chance of death following a liver injury has not reduced over the past 30 years.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Liver in cardiopulmonary disease - Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or purchase a subscription. Click here to view the full text on ScienceDirect.  
bpgastro.com
over 4 years ago
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Interventions for treating constipation in pregnancy | Cochrane

The term 'constipation' is defined as difficulty in passing stool and reduced frequency of bowel movements. It is characterised by discomfort, excessive straining, hard or lumpy stools, a sensation of incomplete evacuation, and infrequent bowel movements. Constipation is a common symptom experienced during pregnancy. This can result from a combination of factors, including changes in hormones during pregnancy affecting the digestive system, reduced physical activity and changes in dietary habits during pregnancy. In addition, as the baby grows it can press on the mother's intestines and cause digestive delays/obstructions.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Surefire Precision Chemoembolization Infusion System Keeps Drugs Within Liver Tumors |

Surefire Medical (Westminster, CO) landed FDA clearance for its Surefire Precision system for delivering drugs directly into tumors. It's designed to focus  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients Listed for Liver Transplant

This article provides insight into the efficacy of current practice for the management of vitamin D deficiency in patients awaiting liver transplantation.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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CT abdomen showing hepatocellular carcinoma LIVER TUMOR in a 2 year old child

Prepare for USMLE,UK,CANADIAN,AUSTRALIAN, NURSING & OTHER MEDICAL BOARD examinations around the globe with us.Understand the basics, concepts and how to answ...  
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over 4 years ago
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CT abdomen showing carcinoma of liver

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over 4 years ago
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Cyst in the liver in a CT abdomen

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over 4 years ago
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Pregnancies After Liver Transplant Are High-Risk But Can Be Successful

Pregnancies after liver transplant are successful in many cases but still must be considered high risk, according to researchers who reviewed outcomes at one large center.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Managing HCV in Liver Transplant: Optimizing Success with New DAA Regimens CME

This activity was developed for transplant physicians and surgeons, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with HCV.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Amebic liver abscess - usmle imp points

Liver abscess is a pus-filled cyst in the liver. The liver is an organ in the digestive system that assists the digestive process and carries out many other ...  
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over 4 years ago
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Liver Ultrasound to Diagnose NAFLD in Obese Patients

How effective is liver ultrasound for the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in overweight and obese patients?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Beer Is Less Harmful for the Liver than Plain Ethanol

Do different types of alcoholic beverages cause different types of liver toxicity?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Viekira Pak, Technivie May Up Serious Liver Injury Risk: FDA

The hepatitis C infection treatments Viekira Pak and Technivie may increase the risk for serious injury, particularly in those with underlying liver disease, the FDA warns.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Pancreas Allocation for Whole Organ and Islet Transplantation

Learn more about factors that impact waiting time for pancreas and islet cell transplants.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Hepatitis C Still Focus of Liver Meeting

Combination drugs will be at the center of this year's meeting, where hepatologists will evaluate a growing number of hepatitis C options for many genotypes, including difficult-to-treat genotype 3.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago