Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease
(Digestive Disease Week) Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of cirrhosis-related mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes patients at higher risk of deadly liver disease, finds study of 18 million people
(Queen Mary University of London) Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shear-wave elastography useful for assessing rectal tumor depth
Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a useful way to evaluate the depth of invasion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shear-wave elastography helps diagnose Graves' disease SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Effect of a multistrain probiotic on cognitive function and risk of falls in patients with cirrhosis: a randomized trial - Rom án E, Nieto JC, Gely C, Vidal S, Pozuelo M, Poca M, Juárez C, Guarner C, Manichanh C, Soriano G.
Probiotics can modulate gut microbiota, intestinal permeability, and immune response and could therefore improve cognitive dysfunction and help avoid potential consequences, such as falls, in patients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Shear-wave elastography helps diagnose Graves' disease
Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is an effective additional tool to complement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elastography can help characterize breast tumors SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New class of medicines shows promise
'Gene silencing' spares patients the crippling pain of intermittent porphyria Related items fromOnMedica Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C Kidney disease hits 850 million people Commonest genetic mutation causes much morbidity Prevention screening for one third of population (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Big Number: 17.6 million Americans suffer from alcoholism
Beyond affecting everyday life functioning, alcohol abuse increases risk of cancer, liver cirrhosis, heart problems and stroke. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiome Signature Detects Cirrhosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty-Liver Disease Fecal Microbiome Signature Detects Cirrhosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty-Liver Disease
A fecal microbiome signature accurately detects cirrhosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir in Chronic HCV Genotype 3 Infection Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir in Chronic HCV Genotype 3 Infection
Is glecaprevir/pibrentasvir effective in patients with chronic HCV genotype 3 infection and compensated cirrhosis?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Exosomes from Blood Carry RNA Signatures of Liver Cancer
A small study finds that the tiny extracellular vesicles from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have RNA content distinct from patients with cirrhosis only. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 2, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda
UCLA Extension ’s Ochan Otim is a chemist who specializes in developing methods for quantifying and assessing the health risk associated with organic and metal contaminants in the environment. For the last few years, Otim, who grew up in Uganda, has been driven to use his expertise to try to help solve a dangero us mystery in his country of birth.Why were so many people having health problems and even dying because of alcohol consumption?The two-decade civil war in Uganda beginning in the late 1980s ravaged the country with violence, abductions, concentration camps and  starvation. The inhumane conditions and ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What Does the Liver Do?
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 - April 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Movement toward a poop test for liver cirrhosis
(University of California - San Diego) In a study of people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and their twins and other close relatives, UC San Diego researchers were able to diagnose liver cirrhosis simply by analyzing a person's stool microbes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What is liver cirrhosis? (and is alcohol always the cause of it?)
(Natural News) Cirrhosis is a term for advanced liver scarring. For the most part, it’s usually associated with drinking too much over time — and for good reason. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive drinking can lead to both short-term and long-term damage. Immediate effects include injuries (such as vehicle crashes or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases
(Mayo Clinic) Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study was posted in March on Gastroenterology, the online journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Print publication is scheduled for July. While therapies have been [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - March 22, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients
With a 1-tesla open scanner and some finesse, Chinese researchers are using...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC 3D printing enables CT- and MR-guided ablation simulation Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI US surveillance of HCC subject to image quality issues HCC screening boosts survival rate in cirrhosis patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Patient with Chronic Pancreatitis, Requesting Demerol
A 47 y/o woman with cirrhosis, HCV, and chronic pancreatitis requests Demerol for the worst abdominal pain she has ever had. What's your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

A Gulp Of Genetically Modified Bacteria Might Someday Treat A Range Of Illnesses
Researchers think genetically engineered versions of microbes that can live in humans could help treat some rare genetic disorders and perhaps help with Type 1 diabetes, cirrhosis and cancer.(Image credit: Julia Ritchey/KUER) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC
How has the availability of direct-acting antiviral therapy impacted liver transplantation indications and waiting list outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis C?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

US equipment manufacturers show versatility, usability at ECR
Ultrasound users have had a clear message for the imaging industry: Make the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound equal to DEXA for assessing bone health Transcranial sonography identifies Parkinson's earlier SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health Start-up BURL develops ultrasound-based 'ECG for stroke' 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Weighing Bariatric Surgery Costs, Benefits, and Risks in NASH Cirrhosis Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Could be cost-effective in NASH with compensated cirrhosis, modeling study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Towards a blood test for early-stage liver disease
(EMBO) One in four people in Western and Asian societies develop a build-up of fat in the liver as a result of an unhealthy diet. This disease -- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- causes no symptoms initially but can develop into end-stage liver cirrhosis. A discovery, published today in Molecular Systems Biology, paves the way for a simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD, opening up the possibility of preventing the development of liver cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis can reverse the effects of alcohol-induced liver damage
(Natural News) A January 2018 study published in Liver International concluded that cannabis may reduce the incidence of liver disease in alcoholics. The study found that using cannabis correctly significantly lowered the odds of various liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. These findings were based on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential mechanism to control nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
FINDINGSIn a comprehensive, nine-year-long study in mice, researchers profiled more than 300 liver and plasma lipid species and more than 5,000 liver proteins. The combined data helped researchers to identify new mechanisms that control the metabolism of lipids (molecules that include fat) and to discover a protein that regulates lipids. They found that silencing one particular protein, called PSMD9, is a potential therapeutic strategy to reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.BACKGROUNDNonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the buildup of excess fat in liver cells not caused by alcohol. The disease affects about 25 percent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cirrhosis and Surgery: How Do We Prevent Unnecessary Risk? Cirrhosis and Surgery: How Do We Prevent Unnecessary Risk?
Dr David Johnson on a new review's valuable advice for identifying preoperative red flags in patients with cirrhosis.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

NASH Cirrhosis: Bariatric Surgery Helps, but Is It Worth Risks, Costs?
(MedPage Today) -- Modeling study may aid clinicians in evaluating individual patients (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 26, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Newer HCV Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk Newer HCV Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk
Treatment with direct-acting antivirals appears to reduce the risk of death and liver cancer among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), including those with cirrhosis, new data has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HCV/HIV-coinfected Patients Recover Liver Function with All-oral DAA Therapy
A first-of-its-kind study found that among cirrhosis patients with and without HIV-coinfection, liver function improved>50% in each cohort. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Hepatitis C HIV AIDS Source Type: news

Frailty Tied to Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality in Cirrhosis
MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 -- In patients with cirrhosis, frailty is more frequently observed in those with ascites or hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and is independently associated with liver transplant wait-list mortality, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is There a Cure for Cirrhosis of the Liver?
Title: Is There a Cure for Cirrhosis of the Liver?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 4, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

MICROB-PREDICT -- € 15 million EU funded microbiome research project kicks off
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) An EU Horizon 2020-financed project investigating methods to better understand the role of the microbiome to help stratify patient health care and treatment of decompensated cirrhosis and ACLF officially commenced last month. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Connective tissue on the wrong road -- When organs start to scar
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) The increased deposition of connective tissue is a problem in chronic diseases of many organs such as the lungs (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), liver (cirrhosis), kidneys (kidney fibrosis), gut (graft versus host disease), and the skin (systemic sclerosis). Up to 40 percent of all deaths in industrial nations are caused by the deposition of connective tissue with subsequent tissue scarring. In spite of this, there are currently very few effective treatments available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scaling up prevention and treatment towards the elimination of hepatitis C: a global mathematical model
This journal article outlines a model calibrated to 190 countries, which suggests offering direct-acting antivirals at time of diagnosis in all countries could prevent 640,000 deaths from cirrhosis and liver cancer (CLC). It states that a package of prevention/screening/ treatment could avert 15.1m new infections and 1.5m CLC deaths (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Function Post-HCV Therapy in Patients With/Without HIV Liver Function Post-HCV Therapy in Patients With/Without HIV
This study compared the changes in several markers of liver function between HCV-monoinfected and HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with cirrhosis who achieved SVR after DAA therapy.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Big Gains Vs Hep C Possible With Big Investment
The study suggests that sweeping prevention, screening and treatment efforts could prevent 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths by 2030. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender Gap Seen in Accessing Alcohol Treatment With Cirrhosis
Women less likely to be treated than men; treatment visit, medication tied to improved one - year outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Gender Gap Seen in Accessing Alcohol Treatment With Cirrhosis
MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 -- Women with alcohol-associated cirrhosis (AC) are less likely to receive alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment than men with the disease even though such treatment is associated with improved outcomes at one year, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Lancet: Major progress against hepatitis C by 2030 is possible, but will need vast improvements in screening, prevention and treatment
(The Lancet) A comprehensive package of prevention, screening, and treatment interventions could avert 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths globally by 2030 -- equal to an 80 percent reduction in incidence and a 60 percent reduction in deaths compared with 2015, according to the first study to model hepatitis C interventions globally published in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS England beats off drug company challenge
High Court dismisses AbbVie ’s case against NHS England’s hepatitis C programme Related items fromOnMedica England aims to be first in the world to eliminate hepatitis C Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C New drive launched to trace hepatitis C patients Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks
Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Liver Obesity Liver Cancer Juices Children and Childhood Diet and Nutrition Weight Sugar Soft Drinks Cirrhosis Source Type: news

Perfusion technique could boost number of viable donor livers
Slows rate of tissue deterioration and lengthens storage time, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Primary sclerosing cholangitis New drive launched to trace hepatitis C patients Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year Alcohol consumption in late teens can predict risk of liver problems later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MDR Infections Surge in Cirrhosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than a third of inpatients with cirrhosis had multidrug-resistant bacterial infections (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Can Aggressive Albumin Use Reduce Mortality in Cirrhosis? Can Aggressive Albumin Use Reduce Mortality in Cirrhosis?
Dr David Johnson on a new prospective trial's practice-changing implications.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

One-Third of Cirrhosis Inpatients Have MDR Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Multidrug resistant prevalence varies by region, suggesting need for locally tailored treatment strategies (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Delisting HCV-infected Liver Transplant Candidates After SVR Delisting HCV-infected Liver Transplant Candidates After SVR
One in four cirrhosis patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation can be delisted after successful treatment with DAAs. How do they fare in the long-term?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care
Incorporating liver nurses into primary-care practice has given an important boost to diagnosis of conditions such as cirrhosis, UK researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Binge drinking's effects on the body - Molina PE, Nelson S.
Studies have focused on the effects of chronic alcohol consumption and the mechanisms of tissue injury underlying alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis, with less focus on the pathophysiological consequences of binge alcohol consumption. Alcohol binge drinking... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis
2D shear-wave elastography is an effective tool for ruling out liver fibrosis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions Ultrasound elastography helps identify invasive breast cancer Shear-wave elastography works to evaluate liver disease Ultrasound elastography accurately predicts fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chicory can protect the liver from drug-induced damage
(Natural News) Liver diseases — including cirrhosis — is a leading cause of death and disability today. One way to protect your liver naturally is to take chicory (Cichorium intybus L.), a flowering plant that belongs to the dandelion family, which has been found to possess hepatoprotective properties. In a study published in the Journal of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news