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Liver Disease | Key Protein Factor Linked To Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Until now little has been understood about the role of ATF6 in regulating liver metabolism or how fatty liver disease develops. “When alcohol is consumed, the cellular stress that is caused activates a pathway called the unfolded protein response,” says lead author Kirsten Sadler, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Liver Diseases in the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine and in the    .. more …

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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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Fatty Liver Disease | Low Vitamin D Linked To Fatty Liver Disease In UK Children

The research, conducted by the King’s College Hospital Paediatric Liver Centre and the University of Surrey’s School of Biosciences and Medicine, and funded by the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation retrospectively analysed the medical records of 120 paediatric patients with NAFLD.The findings could carry significant implications for UK clinicians in light of the nation’s rising number of    .. more …

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Liver Cancer | Immunotherapy Could Help Tackle Tough Liver Cancer

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 11-Apr-2014 Contact: Courtney Lock Courtney.Lock@cohnwolfe.com 44-789-438-6422 European Association for the Study of the Liver Immunotherapy could help tackle tough liver cancer London, England, Friday 11 April 2014 Significant new data presented today at the International Liver Congress 2014 indicate that liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)) may be treated by    .. more …

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Liver Diseases | Organisation To Promote Awareness Of Liver Diseases

It seeks to dispel myths misguiding people’s understanding of the risks and impact of liver diseases. A voluntary organisation, CLF has been conducting regular screening camps. Free treatment is provided to those who cannot afford it. CLF also strives to collect a corpus fund to use for the treatment of liver diseases, including surgery for cancers involving the liver and pancreas, according to a    .. more …

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Liver Disease | Liver Transplant Scheme Extended

People with a severe alcohol-related liver disease will be eligible for liver transplants for the first time in the UK under a pilot scheme.NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said only those under 40 who had not previously been treated for a drink problem would be eligible.Severe alcohol-associated hepatitis patients would account for 1% of all liver transplants each year.One in five liver    .. more …

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Liver Cancer Symptoms | 10 Discredited Or Untested Hiv ‘cures’ – Article Dashboard Directory

The Remarkable Recovery of Andrew Stimpson Anecdotally, there have been a lot of cases of people spontaneously recovering for no reason whatsoever, but in November 2005, two British newspapers broke the story of Andrew Stimpson. In May 2002, Stimpson underwent HIV testing and was diagnosed as positive. In August that year, he underwent two further tests – both of which confirmed the original    .. more …

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