Liver Disease

Cystic Fibrosis-associated Liver Disease Burden Rises Slowly In U.k.

(MedPage Today) -- Emerging liver disease burden, both in children and adults, highlighted in CF patients
Related topics: Cystic Fibrosis

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Fatty Liver Disease Strikes Latino Children Like A ‘silent Tsunami’

Research shows about 1 in 4 people in the U.S. have fatty liver disease. But among Latinos, especially of Mexican and Central American descent, the rate is significantly higher.        
Related topics: Tsunami, Medical Research

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Risk Factors Identified For Patients Undergoing Knee Replacements

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those with chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes

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Genetic Sequencing Uncovers Causes For Mysterious Liver Disease In Adults

In up to 30% of individuals with chronic liver disease, the cause is unknown. To test for possible genetic factors in such cases, Yale researchers conducted whole-exome sequencing for a small group of patients, finding specific mutations that would...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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A Jeff Bezos-backed Startup Just Inked A Deal With $84 Billion Biotech Gilead To Make Drugs For A...

Pharmaceutical giant Gilead is teaming up with Silicon Valley startup Insitro to develop better drugs for a quietly emerging disease called NASH. Short for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH can lead to liver failure and is estimated to affect some...
Related topics: Jeff Bezos, Startup, Silicon Valley

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A New Molecule To Fight Type 2 Diabetes And Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

A new molecule -EPB-53-, could help fight type 2 diabetes and the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. According to a new study, the EPB-53 molecule increases levels of the FGF21 hormone, a biological factor playing a determining role in the control...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research, Hormones

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Movement Toward A Stool Test For Liver Cirrhosis

In a study of people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and their twins and other close relatives, researchers were able to diagnose liver cirrhosis simply by analyzing a person's stool microbes.
Related topics: Cirrhosis, Medical Research

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Microbiota May Help Discriminate Diverse Nafld Phenotypes

(MedPage Today) -- Lean and obese patients with fatty liver disease had differing blood, fecal bacteria composition
Related topics: Obesity, Bacteria

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Brown Urine

Urine may be brown due to dehydration, liver disease, or certain foods and medications. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about brown urine here.

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First Genetic Clue For Elusive Pediatric Liver Disease

Researchers have identified the first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia, a mysterious liver disease that is the leading cause for liver transplantation in children.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Predictors That Determine Toxic Fats In The Liver

Researchers have discovered biomarkers in the blood that can predict the accumulation of toxic fats in the liver, which are a sign of early fatty liver disease.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fda Oks Triclabendazole For Tropical Disease Fascioliasis

Fascioliasis (liver fluke infestation) is a waterborne and foodborne neglected tropical disease affecting an estimated 2.4 million people worldwide, with an additional 180 million at risk. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Gilead's (gild) Late-stage Study On Liver Disease Drug Fails

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Related topics: Medical Research

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The Competition's Heating Up Over A $35 Billion Market To Treat Nash, A 'silent Disease' Millions...

NASH, short for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, is a type of liver disease in which liver fat builds up in people. It affects an estimated 16 million Americans, but many don't know it until it leads to more serious problems like liver failure and...

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When Organs Start To Scar: Connective Tissue On The Wrong Road

The increased deposition of connective tissue is a problem in chronic diseases of many organs such as the lungs (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), liver (cirrhosis), kidneys (kidney fibrosis), gut (graft versus host disease), and the skin (systemic...
Related topics: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cirrhosis, Kidney Disease

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Treatment For Obesity And Fatty Liver Disease May Be In Reach

Researchers have discovered 27 new molecules. These molecules all activate a special protein called PPAR-delta and have the potential to treat fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and to heal wounds.
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research, Proteins, Diabetes

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For Years, Doctors Used Bad Science To Choose Who Could Get A New Liver

The share of total liver transplants going to people who suffer from alcohol-related health issues is on the rise in America—but don’t blame it on the bottle. In 2002, alcohol-related liver disease was the cause for about a quarter of total...
Related topics: Alcohol

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Forgotten Man, Forgotten Disease—aniru Conteh And The Battle Against Lassa Fever

Enlarge / This photomicrograph shows hepatitis caused by the Lassa virus, using toluidine-blue azure II stain, 1972. The Lassa virus can cause altered liver morphology with hemorrhagic necrosis and inflammation. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty...
Related topics: Hemorrhagic Fever, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology

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Liver Transplants For Alcohol-linked Disease Increased From 2002 To 2016

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- The proportion of liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) increased from 2002 to 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Brian P. Lee, M.D., from the...
Related topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: What Is An Alanine Aminotransferase (alt) Blood Test?

An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test helps doctors diagnose problems with the liver, such as hepatitis or liver disease. Learn more about the ALT blood test in this article.
Related topics: Blood Test, Hepatitis

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