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Category Archives: Liver/Biliary
What is the Best Way to Care for Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis?
Although alcohol-related liver disease is the 8th most common cause of mortality in the US and the 2nd leading cause of mortality among all gastrointestinal diseases, there are few therapeutic options for patients or resources to support identification of new … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged alcohol, alcoholic, Cirrhosis, damage, drugs, ethanol, Fibrosis, hepatocyte, immune response, Inflammation, Kupfer cell, liver disease, therapy, treatment 1 Comment
What are Choledochoceles?
Choledochoceles are cystic dilatations of the intraduodenal portion of the common bile duct. They are often classified as Type III biliary cysts, but have distinct demographic and anatomic features, and a lower risk of malignancy than other types of choledochal … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged abdominal pain, bile duct, biliary, Cancer, Choledochoceles, cyst, cystic dilatation, nausea, neoplasm, Pancreas, pancreatitis, vomiting 3 Comments
Most Popular Gastroenterology and CGH Papers from 2013
As we begin 2014, we can’t help but look back at 2013 and all the incredible discoveries that were made by gastroenterology and hepatology researchers. Based on the year’s most-downloaded original research articles from Gastroenterology and CGH, exciting things are … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Liver/Biliary, Pancreas, Technology Tagged FODMAP 2 Comments
Mapping HCV Infection in the Liver
Using single-cell laser capture and high-resolution analysis, researchers show that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects hepatocytes in the human liver in nonrandom clusters, whereas expression of anti-viral molecules is scattered among hepatocytes. The findings are presented in the December issue … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged cell-cell, clinical specimen, control, HCV, hepatitis C, infection, ISG, liver, mechanism, microscopy, propagation, replication, spread, transmission, vRNA 4 Comments
Is SVR12 As Good As SVR24?
In patients with chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a sustained viral response to treatment regimens 12 weeks after therapy (SVR12) is a good indicator that the response will be maintained until week 24 (SVR 24), based on an analysis of … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged blood level, Clinical Trial, cure, DAA, follow-up, HCV, HCV RNA, hepatitis C virus, Peg-Ifn, respones, sustained, therapy, treatment, virus Leave a comment