AI plus CT improves liver steatosis assessment
Artificial intelligence (AI) used with contrast-enhanced abdominal CT makes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI screen for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease? Ultrasound useful for evaluating liver steatosis MRI offers view of liver fat loss in obese patients Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Liver Transplantation for Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patients Liver Transplantation for Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patients
When stratifying mortality risk after liver transplantation, what pretransplant factors should be considered?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis C
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- New hepatitis C medications are allowing people to receive a kidney transplant from a deceased donor who had the liver disease -- a strategy aimed at getting more lifesaving organs to patients languishing on waitlists. Two... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Revoking Authorization of Ulipristal for Fibroids EMA Panel Backs Revoking Authorization of Ulipristal for Fibroids
A PRAC review confirms that ulipristal acetate for uterine fibroids can cause liver injury, including the need for a liver transplant.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 5, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Rates, predictors, and mortality of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion(s): Risk factors of S-AKI arise from a wide range of sources, making it difficult to predict and prevent this condition. Comorbidities, and certain drugs, are the main risk factors for S-AKI. Our review can provide guidance on the application of interventions to reduce the risks associated with sepsis-associated acute kidney injury and can also be used to tailor patient-specific treatment plans and management strategies in clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex-Disparities Exist in Liver Transplant Allocation
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 -- Women are more likely than men to die waiting for a liver transplant, according to a study recently published in JAMA Surgery. Jayme E. Locke, M.D., from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: Professor Elmi Muller Wins the 2019 Alan Pifer Award
[UCT] In 2008 Professor Elmi Muller, then a young transplant surgeon based at Groote Schuur hospital, completed the world's first kidney transplant between an HIV-positive patient and donor. Now, 12 years later, Muller is recognised as a global authority on kidney and liver transplantation and a trailblazer in the field of organ transplantation in HIV-positive patients. It is this dedication to making organ transplantation available to vulnerable people that has led to Muller being recognised with the 2019 Unive (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Changes in gut microbiota can greatly impact alcohol-related liver disease and cancer risk
(Spink Health) Digital ILC 2020: Studies evaluating fecal microbial transplant and inflammatory signalling highlight the significance of gut microflora in alcohol-related liver disease and hepatocarcinogenesis (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver Disease Common After Fontan Procedure Liver Disease Common After Fontan Procedure
Most patients will develop liver fibrosis after their Fontan procedure, and many will require heart-liver transplants, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Resoundant expands its clinical research services
Medical technology company Resoundant is expanding its clinical research services...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scoring system could predict liver transplant need New MRI contrast material promises earlier liver diagnosis 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018 Elastography helps diagnose pediatric liver fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A breath of fresh air for organ transplantation
Better outcomes, even with older and less-promising donor organs: new methods trialled by an EU-funded project have generated compelling results, widening the scope to transplant kidneys and livers that might otherwise not have been considered. Patients and healthcare systems both stand to benefit. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 11, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

AI boosts MRI's performance for detecting liver lesions
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm improved MRI's performance when it...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning detects HCC on contrast-enhanced MRI 3DR Labs, Resonance partner on AI for liver MRI Machine learning can help predict KRAS mutation status Ultrasound fusion software clears up liver biopsies Oxford spin-off prepares MRI liver software for market (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center teaming with Mercy Health on Lima transplant clinic
Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center has built out a transplant clinic in Lima as part of a two-year partnership with Mercy Health to fill shortages in specialty care in more of the state. The clinic is opening on the campus of Mercy Health – St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, about an hour north of Dayton. Patients can have evaluations before organ transplant surgery without repeat trips to Columbus. Consultations are starting with liver and kidney transplant, adding heart and lu ng specialties… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Defining patient groups that should be considered for Shielding/Highly Vulnerable categories, BSG
This guidance represents the professional advice from the British Association for the Study of the Liver, British Society of Gastroenterology, British Transplantation Society, NHS Blood& Transplant and input from the British Liver Trust. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sobering reminder about liver disease
(Flinders University) Alcohol's popularity and its central place in socialising in Australia obscures the dangers of excessive drinking and possible liver disease, Flinders University experts warn. As Dry July awareness month highlights the various health risks, the Head of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Flinders Medical Centre Associate Professor Alan Wigg says alcohol misuse remains a major health challenge in Australia as seen by high in rates of life-threatening liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Socioeconomic Impacts on Pediatric Liver Transplantation Socioeconomic Impacts on Pediatric Liver Transplantation
In what ways might neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation impact pediatric liver transplantation outcomes?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

VA contract expands UPMC's live-donor liver transplant program
None of the other VA transplant programs do live donor liver transplants, so this is the first time that that option was available to veterans who needed a liver transplant. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

VA contract expands UPMC's live-donor liver transplant program
None of the other VA transplant programs do live donor liver transplants, so this is the first time that that option was available to veterans who needed a liver transplant. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Transducer shell improves elastography measurements
A 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea SWE effectively predicts cirrhosis complications Elastography shows high reproducibility in breast lesions Elastography helps liver transplant patients avoid biopsy Shear-wave elastography tracks effects of knee surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds HCV-positive livers safe for transplantation; Patients cured afterward
(University of Cincinnati) UC researchers find similar results for positive outcomes when comparing patients receiving livers infected with hepatitis C to patients who receive livers without infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many Discarded Livers Could Be Safely Transplanted Many Discarded Livers Could Be Safely Transplanted
Viability testing during normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) can identify transplantable livers that would otherwise be discarded, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Grill? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. If a recovered coronavirus patient donates their plasma, do the donor and the recipient have to have the same blood type? – Mary Ideally, yes. Although the plasma of people with type AB blood can be given to people with any blood type. They are called “univers...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Emotional journey of transplant patient
Like many other transplant patients, Ana-Rose's hope for a new liver was put on hold due to Covid. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Daratumumab Combination Resulted in Deep and Rapid Hematologic Responses and Improved Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, NJ, June 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the first randomized Phase 3 study investigating subcutaneous daratumumab[i] in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare and potentially fatal disease.[1],[2] The data demonstrated subcutaneous daratumumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (D-CyBorD) resulted in a higher hematologic complete response rate (CR), (53 percent vs. 18 percent [P
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

After COVID-19 Left Her Lungs ‘Full of Holes,’ First U.S. Coronavirus Patient Receives Double Lung Transplant
Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. Northwestern Medicine on Thursday announced the procedure, which took place last Friday. Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and Europe, have received lung transplants. The Chicago patient is in her 20s and was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The 10-hour procedure was challenging because the virus had left her lungs full of holes and almost fused to the chest wall, said Dr. Ankit Bharat, who performed the operation. S...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Scientists Make Human Mini-Liver From Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Scientists Make Human Mini-Liver From Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Scientists have bioengineered human mini-livers from induced pluripotent stem cells and successfully transplanted them into immunodeficient rats, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 10, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Fecal transplants show promise as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(Lawson Health Research Institute) A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that fecal transplants could be used as a treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The randomized controlled trial published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology found that fecal transplants in patients with NAFLD result in a reduction in how easily pathogens and other unwanted molecules pass through the human gut and into circulation, known as intestinal permeability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic identifies factors to predict mortality in pediatric liver transplant
The current system of prioritizing children with liver disease who are waiting for transplantation may not be optimal because the Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease score (PELD) may underestimate risk of dying before a liver transplant in some children if kidney function is not taken into consideration. Adding the values from two additional blood tests, a [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - June 5, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Women are not more likely to die of cirrhosis than men, despite fewer liver transplants
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MELD Score Disadvantages Women on the Liver Transplant Waiting List MELD Score Disadvantages Women on the Liver Transplant Waiting List
The Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) organ allocation system has led to sex disparities, with women less likely to receive a deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT) and more likely to die on the waiting list, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Fear of Covid-19 Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment
Psychologists say anxiety and uncertainty prompt irrational decisions — like turning down a transplant when an organ becomes available. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Hafner Tags: Transplants Emergency Medical Treatment Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Liver Fear (Emotion) Anxiety and Stress Cancer Heart your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

AIDS Activist, Playwright Larry Kramer Dies at 84
Kramer struggled with illness for much of his adult life, including infection with the AIDS-causing HIV virus. He also had a liver disease and required a liver transplant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment
Psychologists say anxiety and uncertainty prompt irrational decisions — like turning down a transplant when an organ becomes available. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Hafner Tags: Transplants Emergency Medical Treatment Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Liver Fear (Emotion) Anxiety and Stress Cancer Heart your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Organ transplant programs continue despite pandemic
Last week, the hospital performed its first live-donor kidney transplant in nine weeks, with a second on Tuesday, and expects to resume live-donor liver transplants in June. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Unusual Symptoms of Coronavirus: What We Know So Far
While most people are familiar with the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 by now—cough, fever, muscle aches, headaches and difficulty breathing—a new crop of medical conditions are emerging from the more than 4 million confirmed cases of the disease around the world. These include skin rashes, diarrhea, kidney abnormalities and potentially life-threatening blood clots. It’s not unusual for viruses to directly infect and affect different tissues and organs in the body, but it is a bit unusual for a primarily respiratory virus like SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for COVID-19, to have such a wide-ranging reach...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Steep decline in organ transplants amid COVID-19 outbreak
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) France and the United States have experienced a tremendous reduction in the number of organ donations and solid organ (kidney, liver, heart, and lung) transplant procedures since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. By early April, transplant centers in both countries were conducting far fewer deceased donor transplants compared to just one month earlier, with the number of procedures dropping by 91% in France and 50% in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers identify a fundamental protein to guarantee liver regeneration
(University of Barcelona) Researchers from the University of Barcelona and the CELLEX Biomedical Research Centre from IDIBAPS, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Sydney, University of London and the Research Institute Sant Joan de D é u, have identified in a study with mice a protein which is fundamental to guarantee the restoration and regeneration of the liver after a transplant or hepatic surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Liver transplant is associated with sustained improvement in tandem gait and risk of falls - Acharya C, White MB, Fagan A, Sterling RK, Stravitz RT, Puri P, Fuchs M, Luketic V, Sanyal AJ, Wade JB, Gilles H, Heuman DM, Tinsley F, Matherly S, Lee H, Siddiqui MS, Thacker LR, Bajaj JS.
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis is associated with poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL), cognitive dysfunction (CD), and lack of coordination leading to falls. Tandem gait (TG; heel-toe) can be used to assess coordination. The impact and relationship between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Pediatric Donors in Split Liver Transplantation Pediatric Donors in Split Liver Transplantation
What have we learned about the outcomes of split liver transplant using young pediatric donors?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

MRI identifies biomarkers for aggressive HCC subtype
French researchers have identified three key MRI biomarkers to heighten the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CE-MRI with CT extends life for patients with liver cancer MRI scoring system could predict liver transplant need MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Advanced liver disease patients and transplant recipients need specific care during COVID-19
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) have issued a Position Paper, providing recommendations for clinicians caring for patients with liver diseases during the current pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Landmark Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD Study of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin Shows Significant Benefit in Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) after Lower-Extremity Revascularization
RARITAN, NJ, March 28, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the VOYAGER PAD study met its primary efficacy and principal safety endpoints, demonstrating the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily) was superior to aspirin alone in reducing the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular (CV) events by 15 percent in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization, with similar rates of TIMI[1] major bleeding. VOYAGER PAD is the only study to show a significant benefi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

How Is COVID-19 Impacting Organ Transplants?
When asked how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting patients in need of an organ transplant, Sridhar Tayur said there is good news and bad news on that front. Tayur is the Ford distinguished research chair and professor of operations management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, and he has been paying close attention to the subject of organ transplants during the current crisis.  "The good news is that transplants are considered critical surgeries and therefore CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services]Â&n...
Source: MDDI - March 25, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

CE-MRI with CT extends life for patients with liver cancer
Combining CT with contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) can help extend survival for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scoring system could predict liver transplant need MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC Safety issues linger over gadolinium-based contrast agents Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Continued Commitment to Cardiovascular & Metabolic Healthcare Solutions with Late-Breaking Data at the First Fully Virtual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session
RARITAN, N.J., March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that it will unveil late-breaking data from its leading cardiovascular and metabolism portfolio during the virtual American College of Cardiology’s 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) on March 28-30, 2020. Notably, four late-breaking abstracts for XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) will be presented, including data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization.Click to...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CE-MRI with CT extends life for HCC patients
Combining CT with contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) can help extend survival for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scoring system could predict liver transplant need MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC Safety issues linger over gadolinium-based contrast agents Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI unlocks screening potential of body CT exams
Artificial intelligence (AI)-based assessment of body composition biomarkers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: From lab to clinic: How AI can help AI enables screening of fracture risk from CT scans AI spots heart disease on CT lung screening exams AI accurately detects vertebral fractures on CT Can AI screen for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SWE effectively predicts cirrhosis complications
Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is an effective way to help predict liver-related...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elastography shows high reproducibility in breast lesions SWE identifies hydrocephalus in infants Elastography helps liver transplant patients avoid biopsy Shear-wave elastography tracks effects of knee surgery Elastography methods reduce unnecessary breast biopsies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study reveals improving survival rates after liver transplantation in the UK
(Wiley) In the past two decades, death rates after liver transplantation have dropped by more than half in the UK, according to a recent analysis of almost 10,000 liver transplant recipients published in BJS (British Journal of Surgery). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Big Number: 39,717 organ transplants in the U.S. last year
A record was set, with kidneys transplants the most numerous (23,401), followed by livers (8,896) and hearts (3,551). Yet many who need an organ can’t get one. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news