Standard nursing assessments improve ability to predict survival in cirrhosis patients

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) A new study from the Liver Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that standard assessments that nurses already use to care for patients can be mined for data that significantly improve the ability to predict survival following liver transplantation and may help improve patient outcomes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

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Hospitalists often care for patients with liver disease, including those with acute liver injury and failure and patients with complications of decompensated cirrhosis. Acute liver failure is a true emergency, requiring intensive care and oftentimes transfer of the patient to a liver transplant center. Patients with decompensated cirrhosis have complications of portal hypertension, including variceal hemorrhage, ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and hepatic encephalopathy. These complications increase the risk of mortality among patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Comanagement by the hospitalist with gastroent...
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
(Northwestern University) Prior studies suggested women might have higher mortality of cirrhosis of the liver than men. Women are also less likely to receive liver transplantation. But the research was unclear. A comprehensive new Northwestern Medicine study shows women are not more likely to die of liver cirrhosis than men, demonstrating that this liver disease affects men and women similarly.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionPBC prevalence in Eastern Slovakia is increasing, and most of the patients respond to therapy with UDCA.
Source: International Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractCOVID-19 is rapidly spreading worldwide. Healthcare systems are struggling to properly allocate resources while ensuring cure for diseases outside of the infection. The aim of this study was to demonstrate how surgical activity was affected by the virus outbreak and show the changes in practice in a tertiary referral COVID-19 center. The official bulletins of the Italian National Institute for the Infectious Diseases “L. Spallanzani” were reviewed to retrieve the number of daily COVID-19 patients. Records of consecutive oncological and transplant procedures performed during the outbreak were reviewed. P...
Source: Updates in Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Background and aim: Cirrhosis is a major public health problem worldwide. The prevalence of cirrhosis is various in different geographical regions. The aim of the present study was to determine the distribution of the etiologies of cirrhosis and their proportional changes through recent 11 years in Iran. Methods: In this retrospective, observational study, the data of cirrhotic patients who have been listed for liver transplantation in the Namazi Transplant Center (Shiraz, Iran) between January 2006 and December 2016 were analyzed. Demographic and clinical data of the patients including model for end-stage liver disea...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Recently stem cell therapy has been explored extensively as a promising treatment for decompensated liver cirrhosis. However, the progress of stem cell transplantation was hindered ascribe to genomic instability and low obtaining efficiency of cultured stem cells. Moreover, it is pivotal to optimizing transplantation routes by which the stem cells can be delivered effectively. Here fresh autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT) through intraportal route guided by Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was utilized to achieve therapeutic goals in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Oral abstracts Source Type: research
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Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Poster abstracts Source Type: research
ConclusionsSuccessful local ablative therapy before liver transplantation is an independent statistically significant factor in long-term tumor-related survival for patients with HCC in cirrhosis and reduces tumor recurrences.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results confirm the efficacy of the liver transplantation to achieve of a good QOL. Furthermore, these patients seem to maintain high therapeutic adherence, thus ensuring a good outcome of the care received during the transplantation process.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) are immune-mediated chronic liver diseases. PSC is a rare disorder characterized by multi-focal bile duct strictures and progressive liver diseases that ultimately results in the need for liver transplantation in most patients. Imaging studies, such as MRCP, have an essential role in the diagnosis of most cases of PSC. PSC is usually accompanied by inflammatory bowel disease, and there is a high risk of cholangiocarcinoma and colorectal cancer in PSC. No medical therapies have been proven to delay the progression of PSC. Endoscopic...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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