Alterations in Cerebral White Matter and Neuropsychology in Patients with Cirrhosis and Falls - Gómez-Ansón B, Román E, Fernández de Bobadilla R, Pires-Encuentra P, Díaz-Manera J, Núñez F, Martinez-Horta S, Vives-Gilabert Y, Pagonabarraga J, Kulisevsky J, Córdoba J, Guarner C, Soriano G.

BACKGROUND &AIM: Falls are frequent in patients with cirrhosis but underlying mechanisms are unknown. The aim was to determine the neuropsychological, neurological and brain alterations using magnetic resonance-diffusion tensor imaging (MR-DTI) in cirrhot...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: The present meta-analysis suggests that aflatoxin exposure is associated with a higher risk of liver cirrhosis. PMID: 32487162 [PubMed - in process]
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
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
AbstractThe paper describes the fundamental discoveries in the definition and treatment of patients with bleeding esophageal varices and cirrhosis.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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
Conclusion The results show that vitamin D status and VDBP levels are associated with liver cirrhosis severity and patients’ mortality, possibly through a proinflammatory immune response.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Liver Cirrhosis;   Hepatocellular Carcinoma;   Surveillance Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: AFP-L3;   Diagnostic Test: AFP;   Diagnostic Test: PIVKA-II;   Diagnostic Test: Sonography;   Diagnostic Test: CT Sponsors:   Korea University;   Korea Unversity Ansan Hospital;   Soonchunhyang University Hospital;   Korea University Guro Hospital;   The Catholic University of Korea;   Samsung Medical Center;  ...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) often involves the liver, and belongs to abnormal blood vessel disease. The etiology of Budd –Chiari syndrome (BCS) is not clear, but congenital vascular dysplasia is...
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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