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2013-04-08 11:59:32

Journal of American College of Surgeons study reports that, despite the risks and the costs, liver transplant may also serve as a model for gene therapy through solid organ transplantation for some patients 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.  Among the main considerations are the anxiety of waiting for a donor...

2013-04-06 23:02:34

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research that says the value of liver cancer screening in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis might be questionable. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research that says the value of liver cancer screening in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis might be...

New Device Keeps Livers Alive, Could Double Number Of Successful Transplants
2013-03-17 08:17:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A new machine developed by a team of UK engineers and medical professionals allows a donated human liver to be kept alive and functional at room temperature, and the technology could double the number of organs available for the transplant procedure in just a few short years. Typically, donated livers need to be cooled to temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for preservation purposes, Sam Marsden of The Telegraph...

2013-03-16 08:20:02

Singapore, Mar 16, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The liver is an important target organ for drug testing because all drugs pass through it for detoxification. This is a process whereby harmful substances are reduced or removed from the body. Drugs that cannot be detoxified may cause poisoning or other lethal side effects. IBN researchers have now made it possible for companies to predict the toxicity of new drugs earlier, potentially speeding up the drug development process and reducing the cost of...

2013-03-14 17:26:28

According to WHO, liver cirrhosis accounts for 1.8% (i.e. 170,000) of all deaths in Europe. In recent years liver cirrhosis has become a serious health threat in some Western European countries such as Ireland and the United Kingdom, where over the last 10 years the associated mortality has increased . The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) urges the UK government to press ahead with its proposed implementation of the minimum unit pricing of alcohol. EASL's most recent...

2013-02-21 23:02:31

People who don´t know how to cleanse their liver gallbladder and are concerned about this organ´s intoxication related issues have many reasons to thank the website BalancedHealthToday.com. The site reveals a proven therapy to help people achieve liver gallbladder detox which is called ℠Glytamins´. Kahului, Hawaii (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 People who don´t know how to cleanse their liver gallbladder and are concerned about this organ´s intoxication related...

2013-02-08 11:51:51

But researchers warn that further measures required to limit death toll Long term effect of reduced pack sizes of paracetamol on poisoning deaths and liver transplant activity in England and Wales: interrupted time series analysis The number of deaths and liver transplants due to paracetamol overdoses has significantly reduced thanks to UK legislation to make pack sizes smaller, a paper published today on bmj.com suggests. Paracetamol overdoses are a common method of suicide and...


Latest Liver Reference Libraries

Lancet Liver Fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is thought to be native to over thirty countries including Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Iran, China, Vietnam, Japan, Ghana, and Nigeria, among many other areas. It is also found in South and North America and in Australia. It is typically found in cattle or other grazing species, so it is thought to prefer a habitat that supports these species. It is similar in...

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...

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  • To talk saucily.
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