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2014-05-03 16:21:30

CINCINNATI, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multi-center study concludes that treating infants with high doses of steroids fails to improve medical outcomes in the end-stage pediatric liver disease biliary atresia and leads to earlier onset of serious adverse events. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO Researchers say the clinical trial involving 14 sites provides new evidence on a growing controversy in the medical community - whether treating infants...

2013-09-23 23:25:01

Juan Carroll, co-owner and coach at Black Iron CrossFit (http://www.blackironcrossfit.com) announces that he & his wife Vanessa will host a workout of the day (WOD) to raise funds for their youngest son, Juan Jr., who is in need of a liver transplant. Frisco, TX (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 At 2 months old, Juan Jr. was diagnosed with the rare liver disease, Biliary Atresia. Doctors and specialists performed a major surgery, known as a Kasai procedure. However, it is not a long-term...

2012-01-03 22:10:36

Results may have important implications for counseling parents on organ donation Children with a rare, life-threatening disease that is the most common cause of neonatal liver failure — biliary atresia — better tolerate liver transplants from their mothers than from their fathers, according to a UCSF-led study. In the study, researchers reviewed all pediatric liver transplants nationwide from 1996 to 2010, and compared the outcomes for patients who received liver grafts from...

2011-11-08 12:04:04

Unexpected discovery of a new molecular signature for a destructive and often lethal pediatric liver disease may lead to a new therapeutic target for the hard-to-treat condition. In a study that included human livers and a mouse model of biliary atresia, researchers report in the November Journal of Clinical Investigation that not all children with biliary atresia share the same disease process. Some patients have a second molecular conductor of disease called Th2 (T helper cell 2) immune...

2011-03-08 15:27:05

Biliary atresia (BA) is an inflammatory obliterative cholangiopathy with unknown etiology, leading to progressive fibrosis and cirrhosis. Microarray technology, emerged as an indispensable research tool for gene expression profiling, has been used to study the mechanism underlying BA, and allows the simultaneous analysis of thousands of transcripts within a single experiment. Some studies have been performed to investigate the gene expression profiling of livers from BA patients. However,...

2010-10-26 22:27:15

CU School of Medicine researchers find link to infection Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital have taken a big step toward understanding what causes one of the most serious liver diseases in infants. The disease is called biliary atresia, It blocks the bile ducts in young infants, through which bile, crucial for digestion, flows to the small intestine. The disease is rare "“ it strikes in about one in 10,000 births. But it's...

2010-07-01 14:34:31

Researchers have identified a set of "molecular signatures" for biliary atresia "“ the most common diagnosis leading to liver transplant in children "“ that can help identify the progression of disease at diagnosis and predict clinical outcomes. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center scientists found that using traditional methods to analyze liver biopsies, only 14 of 47 infants with biliary atresia could be identified as having either inflammation or fibrosis...


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