Latest Biliary atresia Stories

2009-10-27 11:02:00

WASHINGTON and BOSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercially available multivitamin preparations commonly given to infants with biliary atresia to prevent fat soluble vitamin deficiencies are ineffective, according to researchers presenting at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. "This study examined a multivitamin preparation, which if often used by clinicians due to the convenience and perception that it is effective, however, there are...

2009-07-22 10:00:00

Scientists have linked an overactive response by one of the immune system's key weapons against infection "“ natural killer, or NK, cells "“ to the onset of biliary atresia in infants, a disease where blocked bile ducts can cause severe liver damage and death.Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center also report that blocking a gene that helps NK cells attack bile duct tissues lessens damage and may be a way to treat the most common cause of chronically...

2008-08-20 00:00:39

By Risha Chitlangia New Delhi: The paediatric surgery department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is conducting a pilot study to see the effects of stem cell in treating biliary atresia, which results in liver cirrhosis. Biliary atresia is a rare condition in which the common bile duct between the liver and the small intestine is blocked or absent. The department started the pilot project after getting encouraging results from initial trials which have been going on for...

2008-07-06 15:00:28

By Talia Sampson, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 6--Five-month-old Rayne Riggleman giggles as she sits on her mother's lap, her blue eyes locked on the shiny skull ring on the hand of her father, who strokes her cheek affectionately. "People who see her fall in love with her big blue eyes and chipmunk cheeks," said her mother, Andrea Capsuto, 46, of Camarillo. "She's so smart, she loves to watch everything and everybody." But Rayne's happy nature is in stark contrast to her jaundiced...

2007-07-17 06:03:41

By Stipsanelli, K Koutsikos, J; Papantoniou, V; Arka, A; Et al Aim. The aim of this paper is to identify extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA) as the cause of cholestasis in neonates with prolonged jaundice and thus accelerate the decision for surgical intervention, which is critical for prognosis. Methods. We retrospectively studied 21 infants (13 girls, 8 boys) aged 2-16 weeks who have undergone ^sup 99m^Tc-mebrofenin iminodiacetate (^sup 99m^Tc-BrIDA) scintigraphy. They were referred...

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