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Tag Archives: liver disease
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
How Does PSC Lead to IBD?
Many patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) also have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which becomes more severe after liver transplantation, researchers report in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. These patients might require special immunosuppressive regimens. PSC is … Continue reading
What are the Effects of Albumin in Patients With SBP?
Albumin infusion prevents renal impairment and reduces mortality among patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), according to a meta-analysis published in the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. SBP is a common bacterial infection among cirrhotic patients and a … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged ascites, bacterial infection, blood volume, Cirrhosis, complication, hepatitis, immune response, Inflammation, kidney, liver disease, nephrology, therapy, treatment 2 Comments
Differences in HCV Infection, and Effects of Treatment, Among Countries
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have developed and spread at different rates in different countries, affecting outcomes of therapy, according to the October issue of Gastroenterology. Specific details of each population must therefore be considered in designing prevention and treatment … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged Cirrhosis, disease progression, Epidemiology, Europe, Fibrosis, hepatitis, Liver Cancer, liver disease, transplant, United States Leave a comment
How Common is Portal Hypertension in Patients With NAFLD?
Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are at risk for portal hypertension and esophageal varices, according to the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The study also shows that factors such as advanced liver disease, type 2 diabetes, … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Liver/Biliary Tagged Cirrhosis, disease progression, fatty liver disease, Fibrosis, Inflammation, liver disease, NAFLD, NASH, Obesity, Prevention, risk factor 5 Comments
Can Circulating Membrane Vesicles Promote Portal Hypertension?
Patients with cirrhosis have a large amount of circulating membrane vesicles—breakdown products from inflammation and liver cell damage. However, these ‘microparticles’ (MPs) are not simply debris; they contribute to the systemic vasodilation and portal hypertension associated with cirrhosis, according to … Continue reading
It’s Not Easy to Diagnose Intermediate-Stage Liver Fibrosis
Biopsy has a low level of diagnostic performance for liver fibrosis stages F2 and F1. The recommendation for biopsy analysis, instead of non-invasive tests, for diagnosis of intermediate stages of fibrosis is therefore misleading, according to the June issue of … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged Cirrhosis, diagnostic, HBV, HCV, hepatitis progression, Inflammation, liver disease, pathology anlysis, prognostis, response to therapy, testing 1 Comment
Is Cardiac Surgery Safe for Patients With Cirrhosis?
Patients with compensated cirrhosis who undergo cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass do not have greater post-operative mortality or morbidity than other patients who receive this surgery, according to the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Advanced liver disease is … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged ascites, cardiac surgery, Cirrhosis, Complications, heart surgery, hepatic decompensation, liver disease, risk factors, safety, therapy, treatment 3 Comments