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2012-02-27 07:25:57

New way for doctors to predict who needs liver transplants University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive. "It's an opportunity to use mathematical methods to improve medical practice and save lives," says Fred Adler, a professor of mathematics and biology and...

2012-01-17 13:17:20

U-M researchers identify modifiable risk factors that could limit the incidence of post-transplant end-stage renal disease Research from the University of Michigan Health System shows the risk for kidney failure among liver transplant recipients is higher following the implementation of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD), a policy change in 2002 that altered how liver transplant allocation is decided. The study, led by Pratima Sharma, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor in the...

2011-12-12 22:25:37

Transplant surgeons live in the hope that one day they will be able to wean at least some of their patients off the immunosuppressive drugs that must be taken to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ. A team of researchers led by Alberto Sánchez-Fueyo, at the University of Barcelona, Spain, has now identified markers that might make this possible for liver transplant recipients. Transplant recipients must take immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of their lives to prevent...

2011-09-27 14:53:13

Patients with liver cancer and low MELD scores may not find similar benefit New research shows liver transplantation candidates without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) derive a greater survival benefit from a living donor liver transplant (LDLT) than waiting for a deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT). The study now available in the October issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, reports that...

2011-07-26 20:50:25

Follow-up dose recommended to defend children against pandemic virus outbreak Researchers from Australia determined that pediatric liver transplant patients who received a single-dose of the H1N1 vaccine were not adequately protected against the virus compared to healthy children. This study appearing in the August issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, found that a second vaccination was needed to elicit an effective immune...

2011-03-29 13:06:18

Smoking cessation after liver transplantation reduces incidence of malignancy Spanish researchers have found that liver transplant recipients who quit smoking have a lower incidence of smoking-related malignancies (SRM) than patients who keep smoking. In fact, SRMs were identified in 13.5% of deceased patients and smoking was associated with a higher risk of malignancy in this study. Full findings are published in the April issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association...

2011-03-15 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iTherX, a pharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing a new class of therapies for hepatitis C, today announced that it has commenced patient recruitment in an open-label, proof-of-concept Phase 1b study of its lead compound ITX-5061 in liver transplant patients with hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). ITX-5061 represents a first-in-class compound that inhibits entry of the hepatitis C virus into liver cells. "ITX-5061...

2011-03-09 14:17:22

A history of alcohol abuse significantly impacts quality of life for patients after liver transplant, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. "Transplant recipients with alcoholic cirrhosis experienced less improvement in physical quality of life and reported greater pain and physical limitations than non-alcoholics after transplant surgery," says Anne Eshelman, Ph.D., Henry Ford Behavioral Health Services, lead author of the study. "Understanding alcoholic and nonalcoholic...

2011-01-06 06:00:00

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeCycle Pharma A/S (OMX: LCP) has announced positive top-line results from a Phase 2 clinical trial involving 58 patients comparing LCP-Tacro(TM) tablets administered once-daily versus Prograf® (tacrolimus) capsules (Astellas Pharma) administered twice-daily in de novo liver transplant patients for one year. These data confirm the previous positive experience with LCP-Tacro(TM) in stable kidney and liver transplant patients...

2010-11-01 15:08:52

The race of liver donors may affect recurrent hepatitis C in patients after liver transplant, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital. "Patients receiving white cadaveric donor grafts had significantly more aggressive recurrent hepatitis C than those receiving grafts from African-American donors regardless of recipient race," says Matthew Moeller, M.D., gastroenterology fellow at Henry Ford Hospital and lead author of the study. "This difference was especially marked in African-American...


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