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2013-12-10 12:32:51

Treatments With Few Serious Side Effects Strengthen Case for Increased Screening, Which Could Save Many Lives NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Liver Foundation fully welcomes FDA approval of two new treatments for Hepatitis C, one of which is a new class of drug. This liver disease affects approximately 3.2 million people in the United States, and roughly 75% of those infected are unaware they carry the virus. Often referred to as a silent epidemic, those infected include...

2013-11-02 08:21:41

Presented November 3, 2013, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from Australia presented their research on the underlying causes of liver cancer and cirrhosis deaths at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, concluding that these two diseases result in 1.75 million deaths each year. Viral hepatitis caused two thirds of those deaths. "If you consider deaths from hepatitis B...

2013-10-29 16:24:58

DETROIT, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital is the first in Michigan to use a pioneering ultrasound device that can help patients with liver disease avoid invasive biopsies to manage their disorders. FibroScan(®) replaces repeated and sometimes painful liver biopsies for patients with chronic hepatitis C and B, fatty liver diseases and other hepatic disorders with a quick and painless procedure similar to the familiar ultrasound tests used to track pregnancy and...

2013-09-21 23:03:27

Fatty Liver Solution designed by Duncan Capicchiano is a newly updated natural cure book that reveals to people an advanced treatment for liver damage, and some simple exercises to improve their liver health. A full Fatty Liver Solution overview on the site Health Review Center indicates if the book is trustworthy. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 Fatty Liver Solution is a newly updated book that provides people with an effective treatment for liver damage, and a list of healthy...

2013-07-15 12:24:51

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a July 10, 2013 article published in the JAMA Journal of The American Medical Association, deaths from liver disease increased from 1990 to 2010. Liver disease also rose as a contributor to premature mortality. Cirrhosis -- damaged liver tissue and the loss of liver function due to a variety of liver diseases -- has risen substantially from the 14(th) most frequent cause of death in 1990 to the 8(th) most frequent cause of...

2013-05-22 16:25:42

May 23, 2013, is Hepatitis B and C Testing and Awareness Day in the U.S. House of Representatives. ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viral hepatitis is an asymptomatic disease affecting more than 5.3 million Americans. More than 75 percent of those with hepatitis C are unaware they have the virus. Hepatitis B and C Testing and Awareness Day in the U.S. House of Representatives will take place at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Rayburn Foyer of the Rayburn House Office...

2013-01-29 08:29:06

Information gaps may be compromising optimal diagnosis and treatment TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Current realities of chronic hepatitis C in Canada and results of a new national survey of physicians and Canadians on awareness of the liver disease, have prompted the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) to urge general practitioners (GPs) to immediately begin recommending a one-time blood test for all adults born between 1945 and 1975. "We know that risk-based testing has not been...

2012-07-11 06:00:43

Researchers from Spain established that liver stiffness, measured by transient elastography (TE), is an independent predictor of liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and mortality in cirrhotic patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Findings available in the July issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases,...

2012-04-19 19:50:14

Separate study links acute-on-chronic liver failure to high short-term mortality Two studies presented at the International Liver Congress 2012 show the true impact that liver disease has across Europe. One highlights the financial cost of liver disease to the community and the second highlights the high mortality rates associated with cirrhosis. A naturalistic, multicenter, retrospective, Cost of Illness study (COME) was developed to assess costs occurring in 1,088 patients over six...

2012-01-10 14:45:00

Cirrhosis burden expected to climb in this frail population ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older patients with cirrhosis have significant functional disability, require twice the amount of informal caregiving, and contribute added strain on the health care system, according to U-M research published in Hepatology. Given the increase in obesity and aging of those with hepatitis C (HCV), researchers expect the prevalence of cirrhosis to climb among older...