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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
almost 5 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
almost 5 years ago
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Long-term Steroids After Transplant for Autoimmune Hepatitis

Long-term corticosteroids combined with other immunosuppressive drugs may safely help lower the risk of recurrent autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) after liver transplant, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Critical Care

Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) for continuous renal replacement therapy is widely used in intensive care units (ICUs). However, concern exists about the safety of citrate in patients with liver failure (LF). The aim of this study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of RCA in ICU patients with varying degrees of impaired liver function.  
ccforum.com
almost 5 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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almost 5 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
almost 5 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
almost 5 years ago
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Cyst in the liver in a CT abdomen

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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almost 5 years ago
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CT abdomen showing hepatocellular carcinoma LIVER TUMOR in a 2 year old child

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almost 5 years ago
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CT abdomen showing carcinoma of liver

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almost 5 years ago
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Branched-chain amino acids improve symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy | Cochrane

Hepatic encephalopathy is a brain dysfunction associated with liver disease. Cirrhosis, which is a condition where scar tissue (fibrosis) replaces the normal liver tissue, is the most common cause of hepatic encephalopathy. The severity of the symptoms range from minor signs to coma. The minor changes are known as minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Overt hepatic encephalopathy refers to the more severe stages with clinically apparent manifestations such as changes in the level of consciousness or neuropsychiatric abnormalities. Many people with cirrhosis lack amino acids, which are building blocks of proteins. The amino acids with a side-chain (a branch) are known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). The BCAA play an important part of the generation muscles and of the signalling chemicals in the brain. These effects may benefit people with hepatic encephalopathy.  
cochrane.org
about 5 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
about 5 years ago
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Critical Care

In a recent article in Critical Care, Tapia and colleagues evaluated the relationship between exogenous lactate clearance and liver perfusion in a short-term model of endotoxemic shock [1]. The authors concluded that the very low portal-hepatic vein lactate gradient was indicative of the inability of the liver to metabolize the increased lactate load. Although we believe that the authors addressed an important issue, we have some concerns regarding their methodology.  
ccforum.com
about 5 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
about 5 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
about 5 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
about 5 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
about 5 years ago
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Von Meyenburg complex | Radiology Case | Radiopaedia.org

Innumerable tiny T2W hyperintense cystic lesions noted in the both lobes of liver with no obvious communication with the biliary tract suggestive of biliary hamartomas or von Meyenburg complex.  
radiopaedia.org
about 5 years ago
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An elderly woman with postprandial abdominal pain

An 84 year old woman presented with a five month history of central, recurrent, severe epigastric pain, which occurred about 20 minutes after eating. This was associated with nausea, occasional diarrhoea, and vomiting. She had experienced early satiety and weight loss over the last few months. Her medical history included myocardial infarction two years earlier. She also had a 40 pack year history of smoking. On examination, she was cachectic, but physical examination and digital rectal examination were otherwise unremarkable. Blood tests—including full blood count, liver functions tests, amylase, and renal function—were normal. Chest and abdominal radiographs, abdominal ultrasound, and computed tomography of the abdomen were unremarkable. Computed tomography angiography was performed (fig 1⇓).  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Lab Case 66 – Interpretation

1.ALP and GGT elevated > ALT, elevated bilirubin suggesting obstructive liver enzyme picture with mild biochemical jaundice and transaminitis  
emergucate.com
about 5 years ago