Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

TGen-led study shows DNA methylation related to liver disease among obese patients
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A TGen-led team has identified how DNA methylation is associated with a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can lead to liver cirrhosis and death, and is one of the leading indicators for liver transplants. In one of the most exacting studies of its kind, TGen scientists found evidence that DNA methylation has a role in the initiation of NAFLD-related fibrosis, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Death Rate In US Surged 43% In 16 Years
(CNN) — Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and women 25 and older, as well as white, black and Hispanic people. Only Asians and Pacific Islanders saw a decrease in mortality from liver cancer. The rise in mortality doesn’t mean that liver cancer is deadlier than before, according to Dr. Jiaquan Xu, the aut...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

World-renowned husband and wife team join local transplant org
In less than a month, the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute has added two highly regarded professionals in the transplant field. The Transplant Institute named Dr. Daniel Maluf as surgical director of liver transplantation. He will also be a professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and director of live donor transplantation for the institute. “He is internationally known for hi s work in live donor liver transplantation, as well as his research in genomics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

UCLA led the nation in organ transplants in 2017
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center led the nation in the number of solid organ transplants performed in 2017, with 641 procedures that included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants, according to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.UCLA recorded 363 kidney transplants in 2017, making it the year ’s top kidney transplant center.Other medical centers with a high number of solid organ transplants in 2017 were UC San Francisco; Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri; and the University of Wisconsin ’s University Hospital in Ma...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Which Patient Should Get the Liver Transplant?
(MedPage Today) -- Michael Kirsch, MD, ponders our organ allocation system (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Could this system make more kidneys, livers usable for transplant?
An Italian startup has teamed with critical-care immunotherapy company CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO) on an integrated ex-vivo system to perfuse, cleanse, recondition and preserve harvested kidneys and livers — including those that are usually discarded. Aferetica srl (Mirandola, Italy) designed its PerLife system is to improve organ function and viability while reducing the risk of primary graft failure and organ rejection. PerLife incorporates CytoSorbents’ PerSorb sorbent cartridge, which uses adsorptive porous polymer technology to reduce a broad range of toxins that c...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Transplants Aferetica srl CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

Impact of HCV Antiviral Treatment on Liver Transplant Need Impact of HCV Antiviral Treatment on Liver Transplant Need
How has the epidemiology of liver transplantation changed as a result of the introduction of new direct-acting antiviral therapies for HCV?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Denver hospital suspends organ-transplant program
One of just four transplant programs in the Rocky Mountain region is putting a temporary stop to all transplant procedures in order to upgrade and rebuild the program. Porter Adventist Hospital officials did not give a time-frame for re-starting their 30-year-old program in announcing Tuesday that all kidney, pancreas and liver transplants will halt during a reassessment of the initiative. But CEO Todd Folkenberg said the Denver facility, which is part of the Ce ntura Health system, will partner… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Denver hospital suspends organ-transplant program
One of just four transplant programs in the Rocky Mountain region is putting a temporary stop to all transplant procedures in order to upgrade and rebuild the program. Porter Adventist Hospital officials did not give a time-frame for re-starting their 30-year-old program in announcing Tuesday that all kidney, pancreas and liver transplants will halt during a reassessment of the initiative. But CEO Todd Folkenberg said the Denver facility, which is part of the Ce ntura Health system, will partner… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Adherence to Immunosuppressive Medication Leads to Better Outcomes in Young Liver Transplant Recipients
A study of children who received liver transplants found that adherence to taking immunosuppressive medication can predict organ rejection later. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Donor Outcomes in the Years After Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Studies provide a more complete picture of how living donor liver transplantation affects donors in a myriad of ways. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Man recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle
Steven Featley, 23, from Stoke Ash in Suffolk, had his sixth liver transplant last year as part of a lifelong battle with rare condition biliary atresia, which he has had since he was six weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man, 23, recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle against rare condition
Steven Featley, 23, from Stoke Ash in Suffolk, had his sixth liver transplant last year as part of a lifelong battle with rare condition biliary atresia, which he has had since he was six weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Liver transplant saves lives
Learn more about transplants. Other health tip infographics:?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The last gift: what it ’ s like to work with organ donors
If a heart, liver, or other vital organ becomes available to someone on a transfer list in the North East, it’s likely that Michelle Pearson and Rachel Pritchard will take care of it. Death is often a taboo subject, and there aren’t many people with a keener understanding of it than specialist nurses in organ donation. UNISON members Michelle and Rachel work for Northern Organ Donation Services. If an organ becomes available for transfer in the North East, it’s their job to respond. There are two specialist nurses in organ donation (SN-ODs) like them on call in the region at any time, with embedded roles ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Magazine blood and transplant health healthcare nurses Source Type: news

Racial Gaps Persist in ALD Patients Eligible for Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- Disparities found regarding liver transplant, mortality (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients
Increasingly, liver transplant centers are doing away with the long-standing practice of delaying liver transplant in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) until they abstain from alcohol for six months, according to a new survey of U.S. transplant centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Teenager 19 survived liver transplant and meningitis got diagnosed with CANCER and is recovering
Sophie Houghton-Hinks, 19, from Poole was fortunate to receive a life-saving liver transplant only to then contract meningitis that left her brain scarred, following by cancer which spread all over her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imatinib-induced Fulminant Liver Failure in CML Imatinib-induced Fulminant Liver Failure in CML
Acute liver failure can be a fatal adverse effect of chronic myeloid leukemia treatment with imatinib. Is liver transplant a viable option for these patients?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

More patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis receiving liver transplants
(Digestive Disease Week) Increasingly, liver transplant centers are changing a long-standing practice of delaying potentially life-saving liver transplantation for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis until after they stopped drinking alcohol for six months, according to a new study scheduled for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Team Up to Manage IBS: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, deciding who gets liver transplant takes emotional toll (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sarcopenia Predicts Tumor Recurrence Post Liver Transplantation?
Recurrence risk was greater in sarcopenic patients, and greater alpha-fetoprotein and microvascular invasion were independent risk factors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tract Cancers News Source Type: news

Decreasing Incidence of Cancer After Liver Transplantation Decreasing Incidence of Cancer After Liver Transplantation
A decades-long study found a decrease in cancer risk after liver transplantation. What factors may have contributed to the decline?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Dr. Amit Tevar, transplant surgeon
In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, Dr. Amit Tevar, a nationally recognized transplant surgeon, talks about liver and kidney transplants, and how he balances his time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Dr. Amit Tevar, transplant surgeon
In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, Dr. Amit Tevar, a nationally recognized transplant surgeon, talks about liver and kidney transplants, and how he balances his time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Desperate man offers unusual exchange for liver transplant
California man desperate to get a liver for his ailing wife made an unusual offer in exchange for a donation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will AI cause radiologists to go the way of horses?
Will radiologists meet the same fate from the advent of artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New framework facilitates radiology AI algorithms Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?Comments: 5/14/2018 12:53:52 PMBalint From the JACR paper: "We need to figure how to deal with this coming change. And we need to do it in a hurry."   Publishing fewer articles in academic journals like this, that hav...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dying Erika Zak pens letter to insurer that denied her a liver
Surgery to remove tumors on her liver from stage 4 colon cancer left Erika Zak of Oregon with a hole in the organ which is now failing the young mother, but her insurance refused to cover a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long will I survive after a liver transplant?
Liver transplant surgery is the second most common transplant surgery in the U.S. Livers typically come from deceased donors, but transplants using parts of livers from live donors are becoming more frequent. Figures show that more than 50 percent of people who have a liver transplant survive for at least 20 years. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Ultrasound 'helmet' supports brain imaging
Researchers from Vanderbilt University are developing an ultrasound helmet...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future? Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Socionext, SOINN report ultrasound AI developments (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Addenbrooke's to pioneer liver transplant technology
Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge will use a technique which can keep a liver "alive" outside the body. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver transplant: Hospital becomes first in UK to bring in pioneering technology
A HOSPITAL has become the first in the UK to bring state-of-the-art liver transplant technology into routine practice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Use and Outcomes in Patients Transplanted for Non-ALD Alcohol Use and Outcomes in Patients Transplanted for Non-ALD
What are the potential consequences of alcohol use after liver transplantation in patients who received transplants for non-alcoholic liver disease?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest
By Maged SrourROME, Apr 30 2018 (IPS)Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Francis Delmonico, is a transplant surgeon with a long career, serving also as an Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit: Harvard Health Policy ReviewGlobally about 125,000 people undergo organ transplantation each year. This number is small in the face of demand for organs widely outstripping supply and consequently c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Liver - Kidney Recipients Have Donor - Specific Hypo - Responses
Unique characteristics ID'd in peripheral blood cells of simultaneous liver - kidney transplant recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Liver-Kidney Recipients Have Donor-Specific Hypo-Responses
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Simultaneous liver-kidney transplant recipients'peripheral blood cells have unique phenotypic and functional characteristics that are associated with donor-specific hypo-alloresponsiveness, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Transplanted Livers Guard Against Organ Rejection
This study shows that the liver transplant itself regulates the host's immune responses. Compared to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Boy, 7, is one of the youngest patients in Britain to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy is one of the youngest patients to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC
A novel radiotherapy technique using conebeam CT (CBCT) shows promise as a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Adding blood test to US improves liver cancer diagnosis 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 Dual-tracer PET/CT helps pick patients for liver transplant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant
Jay Crouch has two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel and is learning how to eat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin A derivative selectively kills liver cancer stem cells
(RIKEN) Acyclic retinoid, an artificial compound derived from vitamin A, has been found to prevent the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. Now, in research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists have discovered that the compound targets one class of cancer stem cells, preventing them from giving rise to new tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

You never know the life you save....become an organ donor!
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Unlocking the Potential of AI For Fatty Liver Treatments
ReviveMed, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spinout, is using artificial intelligence (AI) to unlock the power of metabolomics to discover new therapies to treat diseases. Metabolomics is the large-scale study of small molecules like glucose or cholesterol produced by cellular activity. ReviveMed’s platform could help pharmaceutical companies redesign existing drugs or develop new drugs to help patients suffering from disease. The Cambridge, MA-based company recently raised funding to help further develop its AI solution, closing an oversubscribed seed round of $1.5 million. Rivas Capital led the round, ...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Source Type: news

Normothermic Machine Perfusion Preserves Organs for Transplantation Normothermic Machine Perfusion Preserves Organs for Transplantation
Normothermic machine perfusion may be superior to conventional static cold storage for preserving livers and other organs for transplantation, two new randomized trials suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Have you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?
There are more than 114,000 people in the United States on a waiting list to receive an organ transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Some patients can wait years while their health deteriorates. Sometimes they die waiting. For example, “there are far too few livers available for the people who need them,” […]Related:British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prisonA 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog salivaThe world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?
Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon bring many benefits to point-of-care...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology POCUS helps handle out-of-hospital cardiac arrest AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Liver transplants are better all around when you hold the ice
To preserve more livers for transplant patients who desperately need them, surgeons should take newly harvested organs out of their ice baths and immerse them instead in a warm, nutrient-rich soup, new research suggests.In a head-to-head comparison of the two methods, preserving donor livers in... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news