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In a nested-case control study of individuals living in the UK, a part of the world with a relatively low incidence of liver cancer, statin use is associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer,
Hispanics develop alcoholic liver disease (ALD), a common cause of liver-disease death, between four and 12 years earlier than Whites/Caucasians or African Americans, according to a new study
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb.
PARIS, February 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ABIVAX, a clinical stage biotech company developing and commercialising anti-viral compounds and human vaccines, today announced
TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Analysis of 285 Patient Subgroup Shows an Impressive Statistically Significant 59% Improvement in Overall Survival LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Feb.
Three Oral Presentations Provide New Analyses of the Efficacy and Safety of Defibrotide in Patients with VOD, Including Post-Hoc Sub-Group Analyses in Children, Adults, and Allograft and Autograft
NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc.
Baby boomers need to be tested VANCOUVER, Feb.
The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...
The Southeast Asian liver fluke (Opisthorchis viverrini) is a parasite that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is native to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic. It occurs in higher numbers in northern areas of Thailand when compared to central areas of Thailand, and the disease the worm causes, known as opisthorchiasis, does not occur in southern areas of Thailand. The Southeast Asian liver fluke is so small that it can only be seen under...
Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...
The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...
The gall bladder is the sac-shaped organ that is the passage between the liver and intestine where bile is held. Formation and Orientation The gall bladder is relatively 8 cm by 4 cm when fully formed. The gallbladder is angled between the rectus abdominis muscle and the costal margin. It is hollow and is made up of three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The fundus is the part of the gallbladder that is most far from the cystic duct. This is at the same level of the...
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