Progress Noted in Treatment of Several Common Liver DiseasesProgress Noted in Treatment of Several Common Liver Diseases

Dr William Balistreri provides an overview of the latest data on such disorders as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, drug-induced liver injury, and parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis. Medscape Gastroenterology
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

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Authors: Bewersdorf JP, Stahl M, Zeidan AM Abstract Key paper evaluation: Craddock C, et al. Combination Lenalidomide and Azacitidine: A Novel Salvage Therapy in Patients Who Relapse After Allogeneic Stem-Cell Transplantation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. J Clin Oncol. 2019; 37: 580-8. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) is the only potentially curative treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). However, most patients relapse after allo-HSCT and treatment options are limited. Craddock et al. reported recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology results from a ...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
Abstract Food contamination with cadmium (Cd) is a serious health threat to humans worldwide and Cd accumulation by rice is a major source of Cd entrance to the food chain. Silicon (Si) application decreases the Cd content in rice but the timing of Si application may need further investigation. The present study investigated the effect of split application of Si in the soil (600 kg/ha of Si) at different growth stages of rice on the growth and Cd accumulation by rice under Cd stress. Rice plants were grown in the presence and absence of Cd and Si was applied in the soil at different growth stages of rice unde...
Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
Discussion The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, weighing just over 3 pounds in an adult. It is found in the upper right abdomen, under the right dome of the diaphragm. Grossly, it has asymmetric lobes with the right being larger than the left. The lobes are separated by a fibrous connective tissue band that also anchors the liver in the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder is located on the inferior surface of the liver and stores bile, which is then released into the duodenum. Microscopically, the liver cells are arranged in lobules with canals carrying blood vessels and bile ducts. At any moment about 10-13% ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Funding Opportunity RFA-DK-18-501 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue the support the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) to conduct clinical and translational research on rare pediatric liver diseases. ChiLDReN is composed of a Scientific and Data Coordination Center (SDCC) and Clinical Centers (CC). ChiLDReN will continue clinical and translational research on pediatric liver diseases that include: Biliary Atresia; Alagille syndrome; alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency; Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis syndromes; B...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
Funding Opportunity RFA-DK-18-502 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue the support the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) to conduct clinical and translational research on rare pediatric liver diseases. ChiLDReN will be composed of a Scientific and Data Coordination Center (DCC), Clinical Centers (CC) , and the NIDDK/NIH as the sponsor of the Network. ChiLDReN will continue clinical and translational research on pediatric liver diseases that include: Biliary Atresia; Alagille syndrome; alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency; Progres...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue the support the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) to conduct clinical and translational research on rare pediatric liver diseases. ChiLDReN is composed of a Scientific and Data Coordination Center (SDCC) and Clinical Centers (CC). ChiLDReN will continue clinical and translational research on pediatric liver diseases that include: Biliary Atresia; Alagille syndrome; alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency; Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis syndromes; Bile acid synthesis defects; Mitochondrial hepatopathies; Idiopathic Neonatal Hep...
Source: NIDDK Funding Opportunities - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: funding
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue the support the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) to conduct clinical and translational research on rare pediatric liver diseases. ChiLDReN will be composed of a Scientific and Data Coordination Center (DCC), Clinical Centers (CC) , and the NIDDK/NIH as the sponsor of the Network. ChiLDReN will continue clinical and translational research on pediatric liver diseases that include: Biliary Atresia; Alagille syndrome; alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency; Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis syndromes; Bile acid synthesis defects; M...
Source: NIDDK Funding Opportunities - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: funding
This article discusses the indications for testing and what to test for hereditary hemochromatosis, progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis, benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis, lysosomal acid lipase deficiency, Gilbert syndrome, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and Wilson disease.
Source: Clinics in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Potočnjak I, Tešović G, Kuna AT, Stefanović M, Zaja O Abstract Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and alpha 1-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency are separately well described entities, but their simultaneous occurrence can pose a special challenge to a clinician, especially dealing with optimal diagnostic as well as therapeutic approach. Congenital CMV infection is the most common vertically transmitted infection in developed countries. In 85-95% of newborns it runs asymptomatic, while in others it is presented with jaundice, petechias, hepatosplenomegaly and central nervous system damage. A1A...
Source: Biochemia Medica - Category: Biochemistry Tags: Biochem Med (Zagreb) Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The incidence of AAT deficiency is very low in Iran; therefore, screening for AAT is not recommended for patients with neonatal cholestasis in Iran. PMID: 26006201 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Turk J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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