Synthesis of Liver Associations Recommendations for Hepatology and Liver Transplant Care During the COVID ‐19 Pandemic

Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 5, Page 204-209, May 2020.
Source: Clinical Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research

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Abstract Severe pulmonary disease caused by the novel coronavirus [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)], has devastated many countries around the world. It has overwhelmed the medical system. The priorities of many institutions have changed to manage critically ill corona virus infectious disease-2019 (COVID-19) patients, which affected the working style of many departments. Hepatologists and transplant surgeons look after a very sensitive patient group. Patients with liver disease need special attention and continuous follow-up. Similarly, transplant candidates also need special care. Hea...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first consensus clinical guidance synthesized by APASL for our hepatologist and their allied medical personal.
Source: Hepatology International - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We read with great interest the work by Tapper and Asrani in the recent issue of the Journal of Hepatology.1 While we share the authors' concerns about care disruptions and the long-term negative consequences for cirrhosis care, we posit that the future of cirrhosis care need not be painted in such stark colors. In fact, the pandemic has created an unprecedented natural experiment, teaching us valuable lessons about patient care that can be both long-lasting and life-saving. Herein, we provide an example of local coordinated response to COVID-19 from the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), a large, diverse, tertiary-care c...
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 5, Page 204-209, May 2020.
Source: Clinical Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Authors: Ridruejo E, Soza A Abstract The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses a serious threat to healthcare systems globally. Information regarding to the how the infection affects the liver and relevance of pre-existing liver disease as a risk factor for acquiring the infection or having a severe disease are still scarce. Also, considerations to be considered in liver transplant patients or those having hepatocellular carcinoma or are under immunosuppressive therapy are being matter of analysis as information is being generated. Different treatments for COVID-19 are currently und...
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
This study provides direct evidence for the contribution of gut microbiota to the cognitive decline during normal aging and suggests that restoring microbiota homeostasis in the elderly may improve cognitive function. On Nutraceutical Senolytics https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/05/on-nutraceutical-senolytics/ Nutraceuticals are compounds derived from foods, usually plants. In principle one can find useful therapies in the natural world, taking the approach of identifying interesting molecules and refining them to a greater potency than naturally occurs in order to produce a usefully large therape...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Alcohol-related liver diseases (ALD) are the most frequent hepatic diseases and the main cause of liver disease-related death and liver transplantation (1). Patients with ALD often present anxiety, affective and personality disorders (2), as well as other addictions, such as nicotine and pharmacological or recreational drugs, and social and familiar problems (3). Thus, their optimal management would require a multidisciplinary approach involving hepatologists and addiction specialists (psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers) (1).
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
akoğlu S, Karasu Z, İdilman R Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a novel acute infectious disease that has rapidly reached staggering pandemic proportions. This review addresses gastroenterologists, hepatologists, liver transplant (LT) specialists, and health-care professionals working in the field of liver diseases and liver transplantation. It has been written based on a limited number of publications, recommendations of national and international liver and organ transplantation societies, and experiences of patients with COV...
Source: The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Turk J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) have issued a Position Paper, providing recommendations for clinicians caring for patients with liver diseases during the current pandemic.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusions and Perspectives In this review, we have discussed important milestones from the early description of “Serum-sickness” as being due to antibodies directed against Neu5Gc epitopes all the way to the present-day therapeutic implications of these antibodies in cancer therapy. Some of these milestones have been represented in a concise timeline (Figure 6). While the “Xenosialitis” hypothesis is well-supported in the human-like mouse models, it has yet to be conclusively proven in humans. It remains to be seen if “Xenosialitis” plays a role in other uniquely-human diseases. FI...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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