Report: GE could sell bigger stake in healthcare division
GE could put a bigger stake of its GE Healthcare division on the market than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.K., Perspectum, GE invest in liver software GE Healthcare posts flat Q3 revenue but profits edge up Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips GE brings Invenia 2.0 ultrasound to U.S. GE partners on radiographer training in Kenya (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Multiple Drugs Advance for Fatty Liver Disease Multiple Drugs Advance for Fatty Liver Disease
Drugs that act on different pathways in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are showing progress, but a cure is still elusive, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Novel Thyroid Beta Receptor Agonist Cut LDL-C in NAFLD Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Small phase II study also found reductions in liver fat vs placebo (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH scientists illuminate causes of hepatitis b virus-associated acute liver failure
Rare condition can turn fatal within days. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drug-induced Liver Injury in the Context of NAFLD Drug-induced Liver Injury in the Context of NAFLD
This article explores the pathophysiological mechanisms and reciprocity involved in NAFLD and drug-induced steatohepatitis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

NIH scientists illuminate causes of hepatitis b virus-associated acute liver failure
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators found that hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated acute liver failure (ALF) -- a rare condition that can turn fatal within days without liver transplantation -- results from an uncommon encounter between a highly mutated HBV variant and an unusual immune response in the patient's liver that is mainly sustained by antibody-producing B cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Cameroonian medicinal plant can keep your liver healthy and prevent acute hepatitis
(Natural News) A study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers a new insight into how traditional medicine uses plants to full effect, especially in preventing certain conditions. In particular, researchers from the Université Lille Nord de France and Université de Yaoundé I have found that a local plant called the abenelanga (Neoboutonia velutina P.) is able to protect the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New way to monitor diabetes and other metabolic disorders
EU-funded researchers have developed computer models that accurately predict and monitor the progression of metabolic syndrome and its associated diseases. This advance may result in new therapies for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, liver disease and more. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 13, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Do Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Face Higher DILI Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Research suggests a link of which drug developers should be aware, expert says (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hospitalization Costs for High-Need Patients With GI Diseases Hospitalization Costs for High-Need Patients With GI Diseases
This study analyzed the annual burden and costs of hospitalization in patients with chronic GI and liver disease. Which patients are at high risk for frequent hospitalizations and long hospital stays?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New treatment for pancreatic cancer shows that heating and freezing cells causes them to die off
(Natural News) Dual thermal ablation, a process that involves heating and freezing, can be a potential treatment for pancreatic cancer as it kills pancreatic cancer cells, according to a study published in the journal Liver and Pancreatic Sciences. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Binghamton University in New York who utilized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Association Between Liver Cirrhosis and Fracture Risk The Association Between Liver Cirrhosis and Fracture Risk
A new review explores the possible link between liver cirrhosis and fracture risk. Is there a connection?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers identify risk factors of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) pediatric gastroenterologist, Michael Narkewicz, MD, recently shared results of the Prospective Study of Ultrasound to Predict Hepatic Cirrhosis in Cystic Fibrosis (PUSH), which sought to determine if liver ultrasounds could identify children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis who are at greater risk of developing advanced liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers
Fat in a donor liver and obesity in a recipient increase mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AASLD Poster Roundup: Factors that Impact Cirrhosis Diagnosis
(MedPage Today) -- Selections from poster sessions at the annual Liver Meeting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

AASLD Poster Roundup: Gender, Insurance, Weight and Waitlists
(MedPage Today) -- Selections from poster sessions at the annual Liver Meeting (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 10, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Scientists look at a traditional Ayurvedic herb as a natural cure for cancer
(Natural News) The potential of antioxidants in cancer treatment and prevention has become the subject of many scientific endeavors. Among these is the study conducted by researchers from Vellore Institute of Technology, which revealed the ability of the Indian trumpet flower (Oroxylum indicum (L.)) to inhibit oxidative stress and protect the liver from damage that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! Have you had the chance to meet our Health Programming Coordinator? Learn more about the newest member of the MAR team, Michael Balkenhol! DOCLINE users! Please review the DOCLINE 6.0 Preview Checklist. Questions or concerns? Contact the DOCLINE Coordinating Office (NDCO) via email: DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or telephone: (410) 706-4173. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accep...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Surgeons in Australia separate conjoined girls from Bhutan
Conjoined twins from Bhutan have been separated at an Australian hospital in a delicate operation that divided their shared liver and reconstructed their abdomens (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CT tumor evaluation criteria may need to be reworked
Current guidelines used to determine the effect of cancer treatment on metastatic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Multimedia radiology reports enhance tumor tracking Motion correction improves CT lung tumor assessment Liver metastases tracking software shows high accuracy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study Sheds Light on Risk of Liver Injury in Combined Immunotherapy
The frequency of  hepatotoxic immune-related adverse events varied in patients receiving one vs multiple chemotherapy agents. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Liver Meeting to Focus on Practice Matters Along with Science
(MedPage Today) -- Topics range from'day in the life'of a hepatology consultant to novel NASH therapies (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Impact of Diabetes on Non-invasive Fibrosis Models in NAFLD Impact of Diabetes on Non-invasive Fibrosis Models in NAFLD
Are non-invasive serum fibrosis models less accurate for diagnosing cirrhosis and predicting future HCC and liver decompensation events in NAFLD patients with diabetes versus those without?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Targeted radiation provides option for kids with difficult-to-treat liver cancer
(Nemours) Targeted tumor radiation provides a feasible treatment option for children with difficult-to-treat liver cancer, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Novel strategy appears to protect retina when disease reduces oxygen
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) An enzyme known to help our liver get rid of ammonia also appears to be good at protecting our retina, scientists report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increase in Liver Cancer Deaths: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, shorter trastuzumab course better? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Molds in food supplies are thought to be responsible for thousands of cases of liver cancer, immune suppression in children
(Natural News) Mycotoxins, the toxic substances produced by fungi, are one of the most serious food safety problems that affect staple crops. Aflatoxins, the focus of this research, has been extensively studied and it is responsible for a whopping 90,000 cases of liver cancer annually. For this study, researchers looked into aflatoxins to determine how agricultural research can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins may prevent the spread of breast cancer to other organs, study finds
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has found that statins can prevent breast cancer tumors from migrating to the lungs and liver, potentially saving lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learn and Earn! LactMed and LiverTox
Join us Wednesday – November 28, 2018 from 1-2pm MST for NNLM Resource Picks. You will learn about the drug toxicity resources LactMed and LiverTox and earn 1 MLA CE. This live session will include an overview and search demonstrations for each database. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. It includes information on the levels of those substances in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects in a nursing infant. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and non...
Source: MCR News - November 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

U.K., Perspectum, GE invest in liver software
UK Research and Innovation will invest 10 million pounds ($13 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE Healthcare posts flat Q3 revenue but profits edge up Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips GE brings Invenia 2.0 ultrasound to U.S. Perspectum Diagnostics highlights LiverMultiScan research FDA clears Perspectum Diagnostics' LiverMultiScan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elastography helps diagnose pediatric liver fibrosis
Transient elastography is an effective diagnostic tool for identifying liver...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elastography, MRI effective for detecting liver lesions Ultrasound elastography helps identify invasive breast cancer Shear-wave elastography works to evaluate liver disease SWE helps characterize suspicious breast masses Steatosis complicates MR elastography for liver fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Misunderstood Coagulopathy of Liver Disease The Misunderstood Coagulopathy of Liver Disease
An elevated INR is commonly considered an indication of bleeding risk in patients with liver disease, but is this practice supported by the evidence?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers find novel mutation affecting YARS causes multisystem disease
(Clinic for Special Children) Researchers have identified a novel missense mutation in tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (YARS c.499C>A, p.Pro167Thr) that causes a severe recessive disorder in affected individuals. The report includes detailed clinical characterization of seven related Amish children who were homozygous for the variant. The children all exhibited poor growth, developmental delay, abnormal brain white matter, hearing loss, involuntary eye movements, progressive cholestatic liver disease, pancreatic insufficiency, hypoglycemia, anemia, intermittent excess of protein in urine, recurrent bloodstream infections, and c...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A natural remedy for alcohol-induced fatty liver disease found in licorice root
(Natural News) Drinking alcohol has become a major part of people’s social lives. People drink when they are happy, sad, stressed, or feeling any other emotion. There is some benefit to moderate drinking, but too much can harm a person’s health. In particular, this can lead to a condition called alcohol-induced fatty disease. A study in BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beautiful AND powerful, the orchid tree has strong hepatoprotective properties
(Natural News) The liver has a lot going on in a day, but one of the most important things it does is to clear toxins from the body. This makes it prone to many diseases, including liver toxicity, after repeated exposure to toxins such as medication and excessive amounts of alcohol. A study published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Establishing immunotherapy for pediatric liver cancer
(University of Houston) As part of a $6 million effort to establish new therapies for often-fatal pediatric liver cancer, a University of Houston T-cell expert is working to get consistent and durable patient responses by using the power of immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists find this traditional Mexican remedy to be effective against hepatitis
(Natural News) Researchers have found that the golden tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), a plant used in folk medicine around the world, can protect the liver against injury, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, examined the hepatoprotective property of the golden tickseed using an acute liver injury mouse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wormwood, most known for its use in absinthe, found to be highly beneficial in preventing liver cancer
(Natural News) Most people know wormwood as the key ingredient of absinthe, the controversial aperitif that, until recently, was banned in many countries (including the U.S.) because of its reported hallucinogenic effects. However, scientists from Inha University, Seoul National University, and Kyung Hee University in South Korea have found that Artemisia capillaris, one of the plants in the Artemesia genus known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you should be eating to avoid liver disease
(Natural News) The liver, which is the largest organ in the body, plays various important roles in the metabolic processes of the body, including filtering toxins from the blood and converting food to energy. Therefore, it is important to take the steps to improve liver health and avoid liver disease. You can improve liver health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease in the Spotlight at The Liver Meeting Fatty Liver Disease in the Spotlight at The Liver Meeting
Current and future treatments for fatty liver disease, particularly nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, the most prevalent liver disease in the United States, will be explored at The Liver Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Licorice root is good for the liver
In this study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine Monitoring Unneeded for Most Patients on Oral Dermatophyte Therapy Routine Monitoring Unneeded for Most Patients on Oral Dermatophyte Therapy
Healthy adults and children treated with oral terbinafine or griseofulvin for dermatophyte infections don't need to be monitored for liver or blood abnormalities, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

First FDA-Approved Cannabis-Based Drug Now Available In The US
(CNN) — Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that begins in the first year of life, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy with multiple types of seizures that begins in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. “Because these patients have historically not responded well to available seizure medications, there has bee...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Source Type: news

Profile, Risk Factors and Outcome of AKI in Pediatric ACLF Profile, Risk Factors and Outcome of AKI in Pediatric ACLF
This study aimed to identify risk factors for and describe the natural course, presentation, and outcome of acute kidney injury in pediatric patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antiplatelet Drugs Reduce Risk of Liver Fibrosis: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, what did that person swallow? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?
While vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B, researchers are still developing a vaccine for hepatitis C. Learn more about future treatments in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

French Study Reveals Potential Mesothelioma Treatment Target
A team of French researchers led by Dr. Christophe Blanquart has identified a substance that may better define the severity of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in the body and provide clues to more effectively manage the rare cancer. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, as the name indicates, is a protein found in the brain. BDNF is a growth factor and also appears in other tissues in the body. “It seems that BDNF could be a prognostic marker for MPM patients,” Blanquart told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The level of BDNF in pleural fluids could reflect the severity of disease.” The...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 31, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Potential markers identified for early detection and prevention of liver cancer
(Frontiers) A new study offers hope of early detection for hepatocellular carcinoma -- the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, claiming 700,000 lives each year. The results show a dramatic increase in expression of sugar-burning 'glycolytic' genes in precancerous cirrhotic livers, associated with a significantly higher risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma. This could lead to a biomarker which identifies those at risk of malignancy, as well as targets for new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Natural protein' could reverse obesity-related diabetes, fatty liver
Increasing the 'natural protein' BP3 in obese mice reduces fat mass, high blood sugar, and fatty liver fats by firing up metabolism, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news