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Monthly Archives: May 2014
Hepatitis | New Drug Combination Highly Effective For Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C, a bloodborne liver disease, primarily acquired via unscreened blood products or blood transfusions, IV drug use, or inadequate sterilization of medical equipment in the healthcare setting, can potentially result in a condition known as cirrhosis or scarring of the liver and lead to liver cancer.Hepatitis C represents the most common chronic viral infection in the US, ranging in    .. more …

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Posted on May 20, 2014, 8:52 pm By
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Cirrhosis | Critical End-stage Liver Disease Discovery Made

Although cirrhosis of the liver is most commonly associated with alcohol or drug abuse, the condition — marked by scar tissue replacing healthy liver tissue — also can result from viral hepatitis, obesity and diabetes, as well as certain inherited diseases. According to the National Institutes of Health, cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.As with many other human    .. more …

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Cirrhosis | Liver Cancer Screening Highly Beneficial For People With Cirrhosis

Newswise – DALLAS ” May 5, 2014 ” Liver cancer survival rates could be improved if more people with cirrhosis are screened for tumors using inexpensive ultrasound scans and blood tests, according to a review by doctors at UTSouthwestern Medical Center .The meta-analysis of 47 studies involving more than 15,000 patients found that the three-year survival rate was much higher among patients who    .. more …

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Posted on May 6, 2014, 8:10 pm By
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Fatty Liver Disease | New Data Presented At Digestive Disease Conference May Change Prognosis For Many Patients

CHICAGO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Research presented this week at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) provides insight into the development and new treatments of diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, colorectal cancer and ulcers. Key studies presented include: Weight-loss surgery can reduce liver damage . Bariatric surgery, which is best known for its ability to help patients lose weight,    .. more …

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