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2013-12-18 23:01:33

Technique Allows for Non-Invasive Liver Analysis and Improved Patient Outcomes East Providence, RI (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) has expanded its wide-range of diagnostic services to now include liver elastography. This non-invasive procedure has proven successful for assessing liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, with virtually no patient risk. RIMI is currently the only out-patient imaging center to offer liver elastography, and it is not yet available at local...

2013-11-19 13:00:32

Breast biopsies can adversely affect short-term quality-of-life, and the effects are more pronounced in younger patients, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. More than 500,000 women in the United States have a breast biopsy each year. In the percutaneous method, a physician uses a needle to remove several small samples from the area of interest for pathological analysis. Percutaneous biopsies are associated with fewer complications than the surgical...

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...

2013-09-20 11:26:58

A new, non-invasive imaging technique, magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), can now help physicians accurately detect fibrosis (scarring) in children with chronic liver disease – a growing problem due in part to increasing obesity rates. A new study shows that MRE detects such chronic diseases as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is increasingly common in children and teens, affecting an estimated 13 percent of adolescents. NAFLD can lead to progressive liver disease and...

2013-04-11 10:44:56

New research reveals that advanced fibrosis is a significant predictor of mortality in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), largely brought about by cardiovascular causes. NAFLD alone was not associated with increased mortality according to findings published in the April issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. With super-sized portions, sugary soft drinks and physical inactivity, obesity is on the rise and showing no...

Clue To Hepatitis B Virus Genetic Code Provided By 16th-century Korean Mummy
2012-05-29 09:36:02

The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct a genetic analysis on a liver biopsy which revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype C2 sequence common in Southeast Asia. Additional analysis of the ancient HBV genomes may be used as a model to study the evolution of chronic hepatitis B and help understand the spread of the virus, possibly from Africa to East-Asia. It also may shed further light...

2012-04-19 19:52:08

Hepatitis B virus guidelines revised EASL today announced the publication of a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) in the area of Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD), bringing the number of CPGs published to date to eight. ALD, a result of regular and heavy drinking, is the leading cause of liver disease in eastern and western Europe. Europe has the highest alcohol consumption in the world, at 12.18 liters of pure alcohol per person per year. Despite this there has been limited research...

2012-03-01 01:49:22

Transient elastography offers noninvasive diagnostic for detecting sever fibrosis Researchers from the Mayo Clinic confirm that ultrasound-based transient elastography (TE) provides excellent diagnostic accuracy for detecting cirrhosis due to recurrent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following liver transplantation. Findings from the study published in the March issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest...

2012-01-10 23:47:12

More precise diagnostic algorithm reduces need for liver biopsy A new classification for diagnosing fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) has shown to be as accurate as currently used algorithms, but required no further liver biopsy. The study appearing in the January issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, details a method that synchronously combines two fibrosis tests, providing...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

Lloyd Wright has released a new book, Hepatitis C: A Do-It Yourself Guide for Health, that has extremely valuable information for those suffering with Hepatitis C, a devstating chronic disease. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 Lloyd Wright, author of the just released Hepatitis C: A Do-It Yourself Guide for Health, knows all about the rigors of life with Hepatitis C, and he knows all the about wandering in the dark when doctors have no answers. Wright describes the new...