Latest Liver biopsy Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis have a lower incidence of liver-related complications and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Non-invasive tests for liver fibrosis, such as liver stiffness measurement or the FibroTest, can predict survival of patients with chronic hepatitis C.
PARIS, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the 46th Congress of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, the VCTE(TM) (Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography) from Echosens stood out as a leading technique in the field.
NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has been informed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health that patient enrollment has started in a new clinical trial in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which will evaluate Intercept's first-in-class farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist obeticholic acid (OCA) as a novel therapy for NASH.
Iron overload is a common and serious problem in thalassemic major patients.
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