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Organ transplantation may link to deaths from cancer, study finds

Patients who receive kidney, liver, heart, or lung transplants are at higher risk of dying from cancer than the general population, research published in JAMA Oncology has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Fibrin Sealant Patch Provides Better Hemostasis During Liver Resection

Fibrin sealant patches (FSP) provide better secondary control of local bleeding than cellulose patches in patients undergoing liver resection, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Improved Fibrosis Staging in Patients With Liver Disease

How could a better understanding of inflammation-adapted liver stiffness values help to improve both staging and treatment in patients with hepatitis C and alcoholic liver disease?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Protecting Infants From HBV Transmission by Liver Transplant

A regimen of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine protects pediatric recipients of core antibody-positive livers from developing HBV infection, researchers from Korea report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Short-term Outcomes Favor Laparoscopic Over Open Liver Resection

Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) is associated with fewer complications and shorter hospital stay, with no increase in mortality, compared with open liver resection (OLR), according to a systematic review of more than 9,000 LLR cases and 2,900 OLR cases worldwide.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Can Imaging Replace Liver Biopsy for NASH Diagnosis?

Magnetic resonance imaging-based elastrography (MRE) more accurately classifies liver fibrosis and steatosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than transient elastography (TE), according to a study from Japan.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Biochemistry Help: The Cori Cycle

The Cori Cycle is responsible for removing excess Lactic acid or Lactate from the muscle. It is then uptaken by the Liver where it is converted back into Pyruvate, then into Glucose again. This video explains how!  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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Risk of ESRD Among Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients

What are the risk factors for ESRD among liver transplant recipients?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Harry, 4, steals the show after donor discussion on BBC Breakfast - BBC News

Four year old Harry received a liver transplant just two days before his first birthday. He now needs a new liver and is hoping to find a donor.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Prenatal treatments for babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia | Cochrane

A congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a hole in the diaphragm, the muscle that helps with breathing and separates the chest and abdomen. This defect can allow the liver and bowel to move to the chest cavity and interfere with lung development, affecting lung and heart function in newborn babies. At birth, respiratory insufficiency and pulmonary hypertension contribute to poor outcomes. About one in every 3000 babies may be affected and the problem can be diagnosed during a routine mid-pregnancy ultrasound at around 20 weeks. For babies born with a CDH, surgery in early life is necessary, but even with new surgical techniques there can be a poor outlook and many long-term medical problems. Treatments are now possible in pregnancy. Interventions described to date include maternal antenatal corticosteroid administration and prenatal tracheal occlusion to improve lung growth and maturity by obstruction of the fetal trachea. This increases airway pressure by preventing secreted lung fluid from leaving the lungs resulting in growth and expansion of the lungs. There are potential side effects and complications for the mother with this procedure as the uterus and amniotic sac are entered in order to gain access to the unborn baby.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Fewer Than Half Return to Work After Liver Transplant in France

Fewer than half of liver recipients in France return to work after their transplant, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir in Liver Transplant Recipients

How safe and effective is combination antiviral therapy in the treatment of recurrent hepatitis C in liver transplant patients?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Lab Case 80 – Interpretation

Reduced albumin – chronic nutritional and synthetic dysfunction of liver (in cirrhosis, often expect increased globulins)  
emergucate.com
almost 5 years ago
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Aging Among Those Awaiting Liver Transplant Won't Worsen Outcomes

Liver transplant registrants have gotten older over the past decade, on average, due to aging of people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and increases in the prevalence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to new findings.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Chronic Liver Injury Induced by Drugs

How common is drug-induced liver injury, and how can it best be managed?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Surgery versus observation for people with abdominal injury | Cochrane

Injury to the abdomen is common and can be blunt from road traffic crashes or falls, or penetrating from gun shots or stabbing. These injuries are usually associated with injury to the abdominal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, intestine and its covering, and big blood vessels. Massive bleeding or leakage of abdominal content into the abdominal cavity can occur, which may threaten a person's life. Examination of the patient by the doctor (physical examination), though the most accurate method of assessing people, is insufficient to determine the extent of damage. On the other hand, a person should not have a surgical procedure unless it is necessary. There are reports that injuries can be missed even when surgery is carried out.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 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
almost 5 years ago
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The Liver Meeting 2015: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

The Liver Meeting 2015: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD): Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AASLD 2015.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Vitamin A supplementation during pregnancy for maternal and newborn health outcomes | Cochrane

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin found in liver, kidney, eggs, and dairy produce. Low dietary fat intake or intestinal infections may interfere with the absorption of vitamin A. Natural retinoids are required for a wide range of biological processes including vision, immune function, bone metabolism and blood production. In pregnancy, extra vitamin A may be required. Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies recommend routine vitamin A supplementation during pregnancy or at any time during lactation in areas with endemic vitamin A deficiency (where night blindness occurs).  
cochrane.org
almost 5 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
almost 5 years ago