Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Soared With COVID-19 Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Soared With COVID-19
COVID-19 accelerated a trend toward higher alcohol abuse, sending many more people to the hospital with liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 11, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

70 deaths, many wasted organs are blamed on transplant system errors
The errors included failures to identify disease in donor kidneys, hearts and livers, as well as mix-ups in matching blood types and delays in blood and urine tests that were not completed before transplant surgeries occurred. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Low MELD Score No Barrier to Long Survival After Living-Donor Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- End-stage liver disease patients at lower risk for death in the short term still reaped the substantial benefits of a living-donor liver transplant (LDLT), a case-control study revealed. Compared with individuals who remained... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 3, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Liver Allocation Policy Change Impact on Donor Utilization Liver Allocation Policy Change Impact on Donor Utilization
How have the recent changes to the U.S. liver allocation policy impacted donor utilization?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

QoL in Liver Transplant Recipients During the COVID-19 Pandemic QoL in Liver Transplant Recipients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Liver transplant recipients show specific clinical and psychosocial frailty. How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact their quality of life?Liver International (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHS to use AI to identify people at higher risk of hepatitis C
Screening programme will detect people with the deadly infection, which is often symptomless in early stagesThe NHS is to use artificial intelligence to detect, screen and treat people at risk of hepatitis C under plans to eradicate the disease by 2030.Hepatitis C often does not have any noticeable symptoms until the liver has been severely damaged, which means thousands of people are living with the infection – known as the silent killer – without realising it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Hepatitis C UK news NHS Health Medical research Source Type: news

Viral infections, genetic factors may be linked to mystery hepatitis in kids, studies suggest
As scientists around the world are racing to understand what caused a spate of so-far unexplained cases of hepatitis in children — including some who needed liver transplants — two new U.K. studies are offering fresh clues. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Decompensation in AH Not'Absolute Contraindication' to Transplant Decompensation in AH Not'Absolute Contraindication' to Transplant
About half of all liver mortality is attributable to alcoholic-associated liver disease, and transplantation is the sole alternative when corticosteroids don ' t work.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 29, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Cancer Tx Eye Toxicity; ASCO Targets Preauthorization; Liver Transplant for Seniors
(MedPage Today) -- Neoadjuvant immunotherapy for aggressive breast cancer benefited all patients, regardless of race. (American Association for Cancer Research) Treatments for genitourinary cancers have a risk of a wide range of ophthalmologic... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - July 29, 2022 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

UCLA awarded $11.5 million to improve organ, hand and face transplantation
The Dumont –UCLA Transplant Center has received two grants totaling $11.5 million from the federal government for research aimed at making donated organs last longer and helping transplant recipients live longer, healthier lives.The grant projects — one funded by the National Institutes of Health and the other by the Department of Defense — focus specifically on improving outcomes in liver transplantation and in hand and face transplantation.Both initiatives are led by Dr. Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski, UCLA ’s Paul I. Terasaki Professor of Surgery and vice chair of basic research in the surgery department at theDavid Gef...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 29, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Father-daughter duo taking part in Transplant Games of America
Carly Kelly was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, a disease that not only affects the kidneys, but also can lead to liver problems. She spent the first month of her life in the Neonatal ICU at Mayo Clinic, where physicians told Carly's family she would eventually need a kidney transplant. "I was the first one to register as a donor," says Tim Kelly, Carly's father. "And I was so blessed to be a… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 29, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Founder of UCLA ’s liver transplant program reflects on 40 years of saving lives
Dr. Ronald Busuttil remembers the day he performed his first liver transplant at UCLA Health as if it were yesterday. It was mid-afternoon, and he was at his accountant ’s office doing his taxes when he received a phone call that a donor organ was available at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.In the early days of liver transplantation, there was a short window to recover an organ and transplant it successfully into a patient. He needed to be at St. Joseph no later than 6 p.m.Busuttil set out with two of his colleagues for the 17-mile drive. But first, they had an errand to run.“In those days, liver transplants were...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Childhood hepatitis surge ‘probably linked to two common viruses’
Scientists say simultaneous infection with viruses may explain rise in cases, with 12 UK children requiring liver transplantsSimultaneous infection with two common viruses is thought to explain a recent surge inchildhood hepatitis cases, which has led to 12 UK children requiring liver transplants so far.Two research groups have detected high levels of adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV2) – a little-known virus not previously associated with human disease – in almost all of the affected British children they have tested. AAV2 is unable to replicate by itself but can do so in the presence of a second virus.Continue reading......
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Children's health Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Society Medical research Science Source Type: news

Mystery hepatitis cases in kids linked to unexpected viral suspect
Starting in April, young children in the United Kingdom and other countries suffering from mysterious cases of acute liver inflammation began to attract scientific —and media—attention. Most would recover, some after liver transplants, but a few died. Physicians could find no evidence in the children of the standard viruses that caused their hepatitis, but researchers homed in on an unexpected suspect: adenovirus, a family of cold-causing viruses common in kids. Now, a sweeping genetic search of these patients instead implicates another virus,  one thought to be completely harmless. In two independent,...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists find culprit behind child hepatitis outbreak: Combination of two usually-harmless viruses
UK scientists pinpointed a usually-harmless virus as being the main culprit for the unusual liver illness, which has sickened 200 youngsters in the UK and left a dozen needing transplants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news