Latest Liver Stories
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.
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).
Federal judicial panel consolidates numerous lawsuits alleging liver damage from Tylenol products into a multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania.
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered a method which they claim will lead to safer, more accurate laboratory testing of novel drugs on humans.
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.
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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.
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...
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...
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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