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SHOCK LIVER AFTER CARDIAC ARREST

Interesting paper in AJEM. Hypoxic hepatitis (HH), ‘shock liver’, is defined as an increase in serum aminotransferase levels (20 times the upper normal level) after respiratory or circulatory failure. It is commonly seen in critical illness and after cardiac arrest. In ICU patients HH has been associated with poor outcomes but little is known about what it means in ROSC patients.  
scancrit.com
about 4 years ago
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Burden of GI, Liver, and Pancreatic Diseases in the US

What are some of the most common gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic diseases in the United States, and how much of a burden cost-wise do they place on the healthcare system? This new study takes a look.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Pentoxifylline Is Ineffective for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis

Should patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis receive pentoxifylline? New research answers whether this drug reduces mortality and need for liver transplant.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Right Lateral Sector Graft in Living Donor Liver Transplant

Right lateral sector graft may be a feasible option for living donor liver transplantation, but certain anatomical aspects should be considered.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Death Risk With Off-Label Oral Ketoconazole Use, FDA Warns

Clinicians continue to prescribe ketoconazole tablets for skin and nail fungal infections, even though the FDA withdrew those indications in 2013 in light of the risk for liver damage and death.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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A Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplant? Not So Fast

Do you really need that kidney first? Drs Berns and Reese discuss UNOS' new rules for kidney transplantation in liver transplant recipients.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Novel Testosterone Pill Is Convenient and Safe

A new oral testosterone formulation for hypogonadism has no liver toxicity, which has been a problem with other testosterone pills.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Liver Transplant Allograft Dysfunction and Kidney Function

Early allograft dysfunction after liver transplantation may lead to renal dysfunction in the form of acute kidney injury or end-stage renal disease.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients Have Good Long-Term Survival

Twenty-year survival after pediatric liver transplantation (LT) can be expected to be close to 80%, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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LFTs

Very basic overview and revision  
Mrs Malaika Smith
over 4 years ago
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Release Raises False Alarm Over Hep B Meds and Cancer Risk

A news release issued at the International Liver Congress warned that long-term treatment of hepatitis B is linked to colorectal and cervical cancer, but the study came to the opposite conclusion.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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New Data Endorse Use of Hepatitis C-Positive Liver Donors

A hepatitis C-positive liver can be a safe option for patients infected with hepatitis C on the transplant wait list, new research shows, but should not be used for uninfected patients.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Sofosbuvir Safe, Effective in Hepatitis C-Infected Liver Transplant Patients

Antiviral regimens containing sofosbuvir are well tolerated and effectively treat recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with liver transplants, according to researchers in Canada.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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First Evidence That Hep C Drugs Curb Liver Transplants

Patients are being delisted from liver transplant wait lists because of direct-acting antiviral therapy, investigators report, but there are no long-term data to predict their future, experts caution.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Staff Finds Intercept's Liver Drug Effective as Monotherapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's staff reviewers on Tuesday supported the use of Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc's liver drug as a monotherapy in patients who did not respond to standard-of-care treatment.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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International Liver Congress (ILC) 2016

International Liver Congress (ILC) 2016: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ILC 2016.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Hepatitis C in Limelight Again at Liver Congress

The revolution in hepatitis C treatment has now shifted to other issues related to the condition, but different liver diseases will also take center stage at the conference.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Surveying the Latest Data in Fatty Liver Disease

The recent Liver Meeting featured a wealth of studies on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis. Dr William Balistreri shines a light on those most likely to affect your practice.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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metabolism of paracetamol

different pathways of paracetamol metabolism  
Victoria Ho
over 4 years ago
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Liver Before Heart: Reversing Combined Organ Transplantation

Drs Sudhir Kushwaha and Rocky Daly share their considerations in reverse-order heart-liver transplant cases at Mayo's Heart Transplant Clinic.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago