Cirrhosis

Nih Chooses University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine For Multicenter Liver Cirrhosis Network

In a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was selected for a nationwide Liver Cirrhosis Network. Researchers in the network's 10 academic medical centers will share patient data and...
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Covid-19 Mrna Vaccine Reduces Infections In Cirrhosis Patients

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- Although the immune response is slow and the level of protection against infection is modest, mRNA vaccine reduces COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths in patients with cirrhosis, according to a study published...
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July Issue Of Issue Of The American Journal Of Gastroenterology Includes Analysis Of Psychological...

The July issue of AJG includes an examination of psychological comorbidities and the prognosis of individuals with IBS, as well as clinical research and reviews on cirrhosis, GERD, pediatrics, celiac disease, probiotics, GI quality improvement,...
Related topics: Psychology, Medical Research

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Liver Cirrhosis Much More Deadly For Black Americans

FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 -- Black Americans with cirrhosis — late-stage liver disease — are much less likely to receive a liver transplant and more likely to die than white patients, new research reveals. For the study, researchers at...
Related topics: Liver Disease, Black Friday, Medical Research

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Fda Restricts Ocaliva Use In Primary Biliary Cholangitis

(MedPage Today) -- FDA on Wednesday restricted the use of obeticholic acid (Ocaliva) in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) due to the risk of serious liver injury in patients with advanced cirrhosis. Serious side effects, such as liver failure...
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New Immunotherapy ‘highly Effective’ Against Hepatitis B

Scientists at UCL have identified a new immunotherapy to combat the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the most common cause of liver cancer in the world. Each year, globally, chronic HBV causes an estimated 880,000 deaths from liver cirrhosis and...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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How Does Underlying Cirrhosis Affect Covid-19?

(MedPage Today) -- Beware of secondary bacterial infections, case report suggests
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Targeted Albumin Not Better For Hospitalized Cirrhosis Patients

MONDAY, March 8, 2021 -- For patients hospitalized with decompensated cirrhosis, albumin infusions to raise the serum albumin level to a target of 30 g per liter or higher do not improve outcomes compared with standard care, according to a study...
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A Story Of Esophageal Variceal Rupture

An excerpt from 50 Years in the OR: True Stories of Life, Loss, and Laughter While Giving Anesthesia. Chronic long-term alcoholism causes many health problems, not the least of which is cirrhosis of the liver. In advanced cases of cirrhosis, the...
Related topics: Anesthesia, Alcoholism

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Rifaximin Prevents Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy After Tips

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2021 -- For patients with cirrhosis undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement, rifaximin used before and after the procedure is associated with a reduced risk for overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE),...

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In Cirrhosis, Women Have Worse Frailty Scores Than Men

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2021 -- Among patients with cirrhosis, women have worse frailty scores than men, which accounts for part of the gender gap in mortality while awaiting liver transplantation, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA...
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Frailty Mediates Gender Gap In Liver Transplant Wait-list Deaths

(MedPage Today) -- Women with cirrhosis had worse frailty scores than men despite similar Model for End-Stage Liver Disease-Sodium (MELDNa) scores, researchers reported. In the multicenter FrAILT study of more than 1,400 U.S. cirrhosis patients...
Related topics: Liver Disease, Medical Research

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December Issue Of The American Journal Of Gastroenterology Highlights Health Disparities And Social...

The December issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is now available and features new clinical research across a wide range of gastroenterology and hepatology topics, including health disparities, colorectal cancer, cirrhosis, pediatric...
Related topics: Medical Research, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Cirrhosis Cases Rising Among Women In North America

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Cirrhosis disease burden in women has increased substantially since 2000, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, held virtually...
Related topics: Liver Disease, Medical Research

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Betty Dodson, Clitoral Orgasm Education Pioneer, Has Died

Betty Dodson, artist, sex educator, and author of the best-selling Sex for One, has died of cirrhosis of the liver at 91 years old. Read more...

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Who Could Understand What It’s Like To Tell Someone Their Loved One Is Dying? 

I sat outside my patient’s ICU room, my eyes glancing from his chart to him and his wife.  The picture was grim.  My patient, Tom, was a 56-year-old man, severely ill from decompensated cirrhosis, was admitted for the third time in a month with...

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Gene Could Decrease Likelihood Of Developing Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Researchers are learning more about how a person's genes play a role in the possibility they'll suffer from alcoholic cirrhosis with the discovery of a gene that could make the disease less likely.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Cirrhosis Patients Ok For Fecal Transplant

(MedPage Today) -- Fecal microbial transplant (FMT) appeared to be safe in patients with alcohol-related liver disease, and may also reduce alcohol cravings, researchers reported. In a phase I, placebo-controlled study of 20 men with a history...
Related topics: Alcohol, Liver Disease, Medical Research, Placebo

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Women Suffer Less Nafld But More Advanced Fibrosis

Given the higher risk of advanced fibrosis among women compared to men with NAFLD, it is plausible that cirrhosis and its complications may occur with greater frequency among women than in men. Medscape Medical News

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Pooled Data Back Short-course Hcv Tx

(MedPage Today) -- A short-course treatment of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir (Mavyret) was efficacious and well tolerated in treatment-naive patients with all hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype infections with or without cirrhosis, international...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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