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New data from two clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 demonstrate substantial improvements in the detection of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) using diagnostic urine tests.
Using DNA genotyping technology, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have determined that primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare autoimmune disease affecting the liver, is a unique condition and not a complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
A certain number of patients hospitalized for cirrhosis complications soon develop a syndrome characterized by acute liver failure and/or the failure of other vital organs (ACLF).
Patients faced with the diagnosis of a life-threatening liver disease have to consider the seriousness of having a liver transplant, which can be a definitive cure for many acquired and genetic liver diseases.
According to WHO, liver cirrhosis accounts for 1.8% (i.e. 170,000) of all deaths in Europe.