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Correlation between model for end-stage liver disease score and prognosis in mushroom poisoning patients: a multicenter clinical study - Cai Q, Jia Z, Liu T, Zhang C, Hui Z, Dong X, Liu Z.
OBJECTIVE: To find out the clinical indicators related to prognosis in patients with acute mushroom poisoning, and approach its correlation with prognosis. METHODS: Clinical data of patients with mushroom poisoning admitted to the First Hospital of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Bellflower, used in folk medicine, shown to have liver protection properties
(Natural News) The active ingredient in the roots of Platycodon grandiflorum, more commonly known as bellflower, contain powerful properties that help protect against liver diseases, according to an animal study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines. A team of Chinese researchers examined the pharmacological activities and hepatoprotective properties of the compound Platycodin D (PD) as part... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nich...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nich...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Novartis becomes latest big-name collaborator for Chapel Hill company
On the heels of collaborations with Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and Allergan (NYSE: AGN), Chapel Hill-based clinical data company Target PharmaSolutions ’ latest collaboration is with Novartis (NYSE: NVS). Novartis will collaborate with Target on its NASH study, focused on patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The study will ultimately enroll 15,000 patients.  While financial terms of the new collaboration are not being disclosed,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Public still largely ignorant of safe drinking guidelines
Only 16% of people aware of recommended guidelines Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol dependency and detoxification Alcohol minimum unit pricing gets go ahead in Scotland Metabolic factors combined with alcohol increase risk of severe liver disease Experts identify how alcohol raises cancer risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS considering use of ‘drunk tanks’ to ease pressure on A & E
Facilities based in major towns and cities will allow revellers who have overindulged to sleep off the effects Related items fromOnMedica Metabolic factors combined with alcohol increase risk of severe liver disease Alcohol dependency and detoxification Alcohol and the nervous system Detox units 'putting patients at risk' Most emergency staff suffer alcohol-related abuse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Noninvasive Tests for NAFLD Are Unreliable in South Asians Noninvasive Tests for NAFLD Are Unreliable in South Asians
Blood-test-based non-invasive tests for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are unreliable alternatives to liver biopsy in South Asians, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Vitamin A Deficiency in Chronic Cholestatic Liver Disease Vitamin A Deficiency in Chronic Cholestatic Liver Disease
This review summarizes current knowledge on the role of Vitamin A in disease progression in cholestatic liver disease. Is there a place for retinoids in treating cholestatic disorders?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Texas baby with rare liver disease makes surprise recovery
Leia Garcia, one, was born with a rare liver disease and had a transplant last month. She stunned doctors with her recovery and is expected to go home to celebrate Christmas in Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby with rare liver disease stuns doctors with recovery
Leia Garcia, one, was born with a rare liver disease and had a transplant last month. She stunned doctors with her recovery and is expected to go home to celebrate Christmas in Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-alcoholic fatty disease liver disease associated with higher cardiovascular risk
Results presented during the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions report that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may have a role in cardiovascular risk.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When to get tested for hepatitis C after exposure
Learn what the window period is for hepatitis C infection, and when someone should consider testing. We look at available tests and when symptoms appear. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

New guidelines aim to prevent medics from failing to diagnose patients with liver disease
(University of Birmingham) New recommendations, led by experts at the University of Birmingham, have been published to improve the use of liver blood tests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hepatitis C outside the body and other virus facts
In this article, we take a look at how long the hepatitis C virus can survive outside the body, and how this impacts on transmission risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Seattle's youngest public biotech seeks a buyer after filing for bankruptcy protection
PhaseRx went public in May in an $18.5 million initial public offering, which it has used to develop its pipeline of drug treatments for a rare liver disease that affects children. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Seattle's youngest public biotech seeks a buyer after filing for bankruptcy protection
PhaseRx went public in May in an $18.5 million initial public offering, which it has used to develop its pipeline of drug treatments for a rare liver disease that affects children. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Binge Drinking and the Risk of Liver Events Binge Drinking and the Risk of Liver Events
Does binge drinking increase the risk for liver disease above and beyond the risk due to average alcohol consumption?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt wraps up $42 million deal
Mallinckrodt has closed on its acquisition of Ocera Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical firm focused on developing liver disease treatments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt wraps up $42 million deal
Mallinckrodt has closed on its acquisition of Ocera Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical firm focused on developing liver disease treatments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Ongoing Trials Put Focus Back on Fatty Liver Disease Ongoing Trials Put Focus Back on Fatty Liver Disease
Researchers at this year's Liver Meeting offered promising insights into nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and fatty liver disease. Dr William Balistreri surveys their results.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Galectin slumps after NASH drug misses main goal of mid-stage trial
(Reuters) - Galectin Therapeutics Inc said its drug for the complex progressive fatty liver disease NASH led to some clinically meaningful results in patients with cirrhosis, but failed to achieve the main goal of a mid-stage trial, sending its shares plunging 48 percent on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Galectin says NASH drug misses main goal of midstage trial
(Reuters) - Galectin Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its experimental drug for the complex progressive fatty liver disease NASH led to some clinically meaningful results in patients with cirrhosis, but failed to achieve the main goal of a midstage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves MRI Software for Fatty Liver Disease Screening FDA Approves MRI Software for Fatty Liver Disease Screening
The diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which can rapidly progress to cirrhosis or liver cancer, could become easier with new multiparametric MRI software.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

New Score May Have Prognostic Value in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis New Score May Have Prognostic Value in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Combining gene expression signature data with the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score may predict survival of patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver disease set to be top cause of early deaths by 2020
The study predicted that by 2020, liver disease will have overtaken heart disease with 80,000 working years lost annually. Alcohol and obesity are the main causes of liver issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detox units 'putting patients at risk'
Clinics not following treatment guidelines on drug or alcohol withdrawal Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol and the nervous system Doctors warn alcohol will cause 63,000 deaths in England by 2022 Alcohol minimum unit pricing gets go ahead in Scotland Alcohol dependency and detoxification Metabolic factors combined with alcohol increase risk of severe liver disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Linked to a Shrinking Brain Fatty Liver Linked to a Shrinking Brain
Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Drinking Coffee Can Reduce Death Risks
BOSTON (CBS) – More good news for coffee lovers. According to a large review or more than 200 studies, drinking three cups a day of either caffeinated or decaffeinated brew can reduce your risk of dying from all causes by 17 percent and can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. (WBZ-TV) Drinking caffeinated coffee, in particular, was linked to lower risks for heart disease, liver disease, cancer and other health problems. Coffee did pose some health risks.  For example, high coffee consumption in pregnancy was linked to miscarriage, low birth weight and preterm birth and may slightly increase the risk of fracture...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Coffee Dr. Mallika Marshall WBZ-TV Source Type: news

New Treatments in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease New Treatments in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
An improved understanding of the mechanisms behind NAFLD has led to new approaches to pharmacotherapy. This review presents an overview of current and investigational therapeutics.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

MTX Doubles Hepatotoxicity Risk in Psoriasis Patients
(MedPage Today) -- But methotrexate does not increase risk of liver disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fatty liver linked to a shrinking brain
(Reuters Health) - Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coffee cuts risk of heart disease and help you live longer
This amount cuts the risk of heart disease by 15% and early death by 17%, found the University of Southampton. It also slashes chances of certain cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The power of four cups of coffee a day
This amount cuts the risk of heart disease by 15% and early death by 17%, found the University of Southampton. It also slashes chances of certain cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends and Outcomes of NAFLD-HCC After Liver Resection Trends and Outcomes of NAFLD-HCC After Liver Resection
This review examined temporal trends for prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcomes of NAFLD-related HCC. Do these differ from HCC that developed in patients with other chronic liver diseases?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and metabolic factors act together to increase the risk of severe liver disease
(Wiley) A new study provides insights into the interaction between alcohol consumption and metabolic factors in predicting severe liver disease in the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ground-breaking € 34 million project to develop better test for liver disease
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation and liver scarring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts
(Karolinska Institutet) Serious liver and heart problems can affect children with Alagille Syndrome early in life. While there is as yet no cure, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that the liver disease part of the syndrome is caused by specific malformations of the bile ducts. The results, which are published in the journal Gastroenterology, were discovered with the aid of a new mouse model that can now be used to develop and test new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat for a fatty liver
Making good dietary choices and exercising regularly can effectively manage fatty liver disease. Learn more about foods to eat and foods to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Ground-breaking € 34 million project to develop better test for liver disease
(Newcastle University) A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation and liver scarring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coffee makes for a happy liver, says board of experts
We all love coffee, and according to the latest report, your liver loves coffee, too. So, grab your mug, sit back, and we'll explain the details. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty Liver (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Beta-blockers and Exercise Testing in Advanced Liver Disease Beta-blockers and Exercise Testing in Advanced Liver Disease
Might beta-blockers alter prognostically relevant measures of cardiopulmonary performance during exercise testing in patients with advanced liver disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Novel material for managing liver disease
EU-funded researchers have developed a carbon with tiny pores that could prevent infection of livers by intestinal bacteria - a common complication in chronic liver disease. The material could improve patients' quality of life and chances of survival, while reducing the use of antibiotics in managing the disease. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 17, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Report suggests association between coffee and up to 70 percent reduced risk of liver disease
(Kaizo) A new roundtable report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) in association with the British Liver Trust, on 'Looking after the liver: coffee, caffeine and lifestyle factors' highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of liver diseases such as liver cancer and cirrhosis, with some studies reporting risk reduction of up to 70% (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks
San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national shortage of the vaccine is resolved.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Psoriasis Tied to Higher Risk of Serious Liver Disease Psoriasis Tied to Higher Risk of Serious Liver Disease
People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing serious liver damage, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Nanotech, gene editing used to edit cholesterol gene: U.S. study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have used nanotechnology plus the powerful CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool to turn off a key cholesterol-related gene in mouse liver cells, an advance that could lead to new ways to correct genes that cause high cholesterol and other liver diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news