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Newswise: Living Liver Transplant Program to Increase Availability of Organs

Living Liver Transplant Program to Increase Availability of Organs

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a living liver donor transplant program, significantly increasing the number of available organs for life-saving transplants

Channels: All Journal News, Family and Parenting, Liver Disease, Surgery, Transplantation,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 9:55 AM EST
Newswise: Phage Therapy Shows Promise for Alcoholic Liver Disease
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    13-Nov-2019 1:00 PM EST

Phage Therapy Shows Promise for Alcoholic Liver Disease

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers linked a gut bacteria toxin to worse clinical outcomes in patients with alcoholic liver disease, and discovered that treatment with bacteriophages clears the bacteria and eliminates the disease in mice.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Cell Biology, Liver Disease, Nature (journal),

Released:
8-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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    9-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST

Physicians Should Consider Hydroxychloroquine to Reduce the Risk of Recurrent Congenital Heart Block in Subsequent Pregnancies of Women with Anti-SSA/Ro Antibodies

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting discovered that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) significantly reduces the recurrence rate of congenital heart block in subsequent pregnancies of women with anti-SSA/ Ro antibodies, regardless of their health status.

Channels: Autoimmune Diseases, Cardiovascular Health, Immunology, Liver Disease, Neuro, Children's Health, Medical Meetings,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
Research Results
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    8-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

Pregnant Women With Cirrhosis Have Low Levels of Liver Decompensation Within a Year of Delivery

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and funded by the AASLD Foundation

Channels: Liver Disease, OBGYN, Women's Health, Medical Meetings,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Results
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    8-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

Innovative Machine Learning Tool Predicts Who Might Have Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that a machine-learning tool could successfully predict the risk of having non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) among patients with co-existing diseases.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Liver Disease, Technology, Medical Meetings,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Results
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    8-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

NAFLD Patients Less Likely to Lose Weight, Need More Effective Weight Loss Strategies

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that obese individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were less likely to achieve a medically recommended five percent loss of body weight at three months

Channels: Liver Disease, Obesity, Weight Loss, Medical Meetings,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Results
Newswise: All-Oral Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatments Improve 
Survival in Patients with HCV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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    8-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

All-Oral Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatments Improve Survival in Patients with HCV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that hepatitis C virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients who achieved sustained virologic response (SVR) – denoting an undetectable level of HCV virus - with any oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) had over 60-70 percent improvement in five-year survival.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Healthcare, Liver Disease, Medical Meetings,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Results
Newswise: A Healthy Lifestyle May Help Prevent Liver-Related Deaths
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    8-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

A Healthy Lifestyle May Help Prevent Liver-Related Deaths

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that a substantial burden of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis-related deaths may be prevented by lifestyle modifications to diet, alcohol use and exercise.

Channels: Exercise and Fitness, Health Food, Healthcare, Liver Disease, Nutrition, Medical Meetings,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Results
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    8-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

Global Hepatology Societies Call for Better HCV Testing and Access to Treatment

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Four societies focused on liver disease research and treatment announced a global call-to-action initiative to simplify hepatitis C testing and treatment.

Channels: Liver Disease, All Journal News, Healthcare, Medical Meetings,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Results
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    8-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

Kratom, Botanical Supplement with Opioid-Like Activity, May Cause Liver Toxicity and Injury

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that kratom, a popular and widely available product, may cause liver toxicity and severe liver injury.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Liver Disease, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Meetings,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
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