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2014-04-14 14:09:57

The mechanism which underlies the susceptibility of liver disease patients to life-threatening infection has been uncovered by Wellcome Trust-funded medical scientists, who have also suggested a possible treatment to reverse immune suppression in these patients. Liver disease, or cirrhosis, is currently the fifth leading cause of death in the UK. Cirrhosis patients are more than five times more likely to pick up infections in hospital than patients with other chronic conditions, due to...

2014-04-11 00:21:56

LONDON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is associated with a significant increase in mortality (58.1% vs. 32.4%), as well as longer hospital stays (8 days vs. 6.8 days) and more primary care visits (18.2 vs. 8.7 contacts per patient year) compared to similar liver patients without HE[i],[ii] - XIFAXAN(R) 550 (rifaximin-alpha) is a cost-effective treatment option for the...

2014-03-04 16:20:56

Metabolic profiling of liver cells suggests new treatments for cirrhosis patients In a new study that could help doctors extend the lives of patients awaiting liver transplants, a Rice University-led team of researchers examined the metabolic breakdown that takes place in liver cells during late-stage cirrhosis and found clues that suggest new treatments to delay liver failure. More than 17,000 Americans are awaiting a liver transplant, and of those, about 1,500 will die this year while...

2014-02-11 12:26:26

Leading liver disease society endorses point-of-care decision support tool RESTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- inPractice® Resources, LLC, today announced that the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has endorsed inPractice Hepatology, an education and reference tool for its members, hepatologists, and other clinicians who treat patients with liver disease. AASLD will also support additional content development, and inPractice will also...

2014-02-04 11:07:09

Opening up a can of worms is a good way to start hunting for new drugs, recommend researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In a study published today in the Public Library of Science One, they used a primitive worm model to show that a drug typically used to treat agitation in schizophrenia and dementia has potential as a treatment for α-1 antitrypsin (AT) deficiency, an inherited disease that causes severe liver...

2014-01-27 23:22:48

A new report and video from Detox Dieter titled Top 5 Foods To Detox The Liver details the importance of cleansing the liver and shares the top foods that support liver health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 A new report and video from Detox Dieter titled Top 5 Foods To Detox The Liver details the importance of cleansing the liver and shares the top foods that support liver health. The liver is among the most important organs found in the body, responsible for over 500 different...

2014-01-13 23:02:17

The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, announced a partnership today with Poliwogg, an innovative financial firm transforming healthcare investing. San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases...

2014-01-09 23:28:22

Chinese Secrets To Fatty Liver And Obesity Reversal, designed by Abe Hsieh, is the latest program that instructs people on how to get rid of their excessive weight naturally and quickly. Is the Chinese Secrets To Fatty Liver And Obesity Reversal review on the website Vinamy.com trustworthy? Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Chinese Secrets To Fatty Liver And Obesity Reversal is a new solution for people who want to clear their skin and look much younger naturally without any...

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...

2013-12-03 23:00:09

Fatty Liver Bible And Ezra Protocol designed by Debra Elkin is the latest program that teaches people how to reduce fat in their liver quickly without using drugs or pills. The Fatty Liver Bible And Ezra Protocol review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if this program is trustworthy. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Fatty Liver Bible And Ezra Protocol is the latest program that provides people with detailed instructions on how to reverse their fatty liver disease and obesity. This...