COVID-19 rapid guideline: gastrointestinal and liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response [NG172], NICE (updated 9th April 2021)
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults who have gastrointestinal or liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response during the COVID 19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources. 9 April 2021, the recommendations on treatment considerations for patients not known to have COVID-19 were updated to take into account COVID-19 vaccination status. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Potential ways to improve survival for cancer patients who receive fragmented care
(American College of Surgeons) New research reveals that 28 percent of patients who are readmitted to the hospital with complications after surgical removal of pancreatic, liver, or stomach cancer go to a different hospital for follow-up care. This fragmentation of health care is associated with a 50 percent increased odds of dying, according to a study published online by the Journal of the American College of Surgeons ahead of print. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Comment on "Circadian rhythms in the absence of the clock gene Bmal1"
Ray et al. (Reports, 14 February 2020, p. 800) recently claimed temperature-compensated, free-running mRNA oscillations in Bmal1–/– liver slices and skin fibroblasts. We reanalyzed these data and found far fewer reproducible mRNA oscillations in this genotype. We also note errors and potentially inappropriate analyses. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Abruzzi, K. C., Gobet, C., Naef, F., Rosbash, M. Tags: Neuroscience t-comment Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Diabetes risk increased due to insulin resistance - how to treat?
FATTY liver disease: Diabetes raises a person's risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition in which excess fat builds up in the liver even if you drink little or no alcohol. This condition occurs in at least half of those with type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased risk of liver cancer in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver
(Karolinska Institutet) Non-alcoholic fatty liver, NAFLD, is associated with several health risks. According to a new registry study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, NAFLD is linked to a 17-fold increased risk of liver cancer. The findings, published in Hepatology, underscore the need for improved follow-up of NAFLD patients with the goal of reducing the risk of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers map brain regions responsible for intoxicating effects of alcohol
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) The slurred speech, poor coordination, and sedative effects of drinking too much alcohol may actually be caused by the breakdown of alcohol products produced in the brain, not in the liver as scientists currently think. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease symptoms: Three symptoms that signal 'permanent' damage
NON-ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease often goes undetected until it progresses to cirrhosis. What is cirrhosis and what are the symptoms to expect? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers tout promise of contrast ultrasound at AIUM 2021
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has a number of useful benefits over other form...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative lung ultrasound analysis accurately detects COVID-19 Ultrasound steps up in COVID-19 pandemic CEUS liver guidelines get first update in 8 years Review: CEUS bests CT, MRI for liver disease CEUS helps predict chronic kidney disease progression (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Closer to human -- Mouse model more accurately reproduces fatty liver disease
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers have developed a novel mouse model that reproduces many key features of human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a little-understood condition that significantly increases the risk of inflammation, fibrosis and liver cancer and ultimately requires liver transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Deep Learning model developed at UHN to maximize lifespan after liver transplant  
(University Health Network) Researchers from University Health Network have developed and validated an innovative deep learning model to predict a patient's long-term outcome after receiving a liver transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Alcoholic fatty liver disease symptoms: What to expect when the damage is mild or severe
ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease can lead to detrimental scarring in this vital organ; consequently, liver failure is a real life-threatening risk you take if you continue to drink alcohol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcoholic fatty liver disease symptoms: Bruising on the skin may mean the liver is damaged
ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease can lead to detrimental scarring in this vital organ; consequently, liver failure is a real life-threatening risk you take if you continue to drink alcohol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk With Obesity + Liver Disease
Risk reduction even greater for obesity - related cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk With Obesity + Liver Disease
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with significant reductions in the risks for any cancer and obesity-related cancer in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients with severe obesity, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19: it's all about sepsis, Future microbiology
Initially considered as a community-acquired pneumonia that could worsen into the acute respiratory distress syndrome, it soon became apparent that dysfunction of other organs, in addition to the lungs, is often present in patients with COVID-19; indeed, multiple organ failure (MOF) accounts for most of the deaths from COVID19 [3]. MOF in COVID-19 can involve any organs, the six most common being the lungs, the cardiovascular system, the kidneys, the brain, the liver and the coagulation system. COVID-19 is characterized by a thrombotic endotheliopathy involving the entire body. The resulting endothelial dysfunction may be ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wireless interventional radiology firm Xenter announces formal launch
Xenter, a company developing wireless technology for use in interventional cardiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Philips SmartCT software for image-guided therapy RF ablation relieves pain for bone cancer patients in 3 days Study evaluates safety of new liver cancer treatment E/M coding and billing for interventional radiology Is uterine artery embolization underused for postpartum bleeding? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Three symptoms that are so subtle you might miss them
FATTY liver disease is an umbrella term for conditions characterised by a build-up of fat in the liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is largely symptomless until the condition progresses - when this happens, a number of subtle symptoms may surface. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MD Anderson and TriSalus Life Sciences announce strategic research collaboration to evaluate treatment of solid tumors
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) MD Anderson and TriSalus announced a strategic research collaboration to evaluate the treatment of liver and pancreas tumors with the investigational therapy SD-101 in combination with immunotherapy using a novel delivery approach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UofL biologists create better method to culture cells for testing drug toxicity
(University of Louisville) Researchers have discovered that by changing two components of the media used to culture the cells, they can make liver cancer cells behave more like normal liver cells. Rather than using standard serum containing glucose, they used serum from which the glucose had been removed using dialysis and added galactose to the media. This changes the metabolism of the cells making them behave more like normal liver cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease
Among working adults with severe obesity and fatty liver disease, rates of cancer were lower for those who had bariatric surgery, especially those with obesity-related cancer, during a 10-month median follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Coffee Could Be the Secret Weapon Against NAFLD Coffee Could Be the Secret Weapon Against NAFLD
"I do recommend at least two to three cups of coffee per day for my patients with NAFLD [nonalcoholic fatty liver disease]," said Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Does your breath smell strong and musty? It could be a sign
FATTY liver disease can affect many areas of the body. Fector hepaticus relates to the sign found in your breath warning your liver is not up to scratch. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Emerges for Hepatic Mets in Colorectal Cancer Liver Transplant Emerges for Hepatic Mets in Colorectal Cancer
A new indication for a scarce resource?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop breath test for methylmalonic acidemia
Test for rare genomic condition measures disease severity and success of liver transplantation for patients. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 5, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Maddening itch of liver disease comes from a surprising source
(Duke University) A devastating itching of the skin driven by severe liver disease turns out to have a surprising cause. Its discovery points toward possible new therapies for itching, and shows that the outer layer of the skin is so much more than insulation. The finding, which appears April 2 in Gastroenterology, indicates that the keratinocyte cells of the skin surface are acting as what lead researcher Wolfgang Liedtke, MD PhD, calls 'pre-neurons.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop breath test for methylmalonic acidemia
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a breath test that measures how well patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) respond to receiving liver or combined liver and kidney transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers develop a technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) An extracellular matrix obtained by controlled decellularization is used to reconstruct the liver with human-like characteristics (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Daughter quits smoking to donate liver to her mom
When she learned that a liver transplant could save her mom's life, April Wilson didn't hesitate to stop smoking and say yes to being a living donor. April Wilson smoked for 25 years and tried many times to quit, but nothing seemed to work. "I tried everything," April says. "I used every replacement therapy, Chantix, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 4, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Virtual surgical planning, 3D printing enhance maxillectomies
Virtual surgical planning and 3D-printed models can yield lower complicatio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing may help to uncover secrets of AAOCA Ultralow-dose CT doesn't hurt value of 3D models 3D printing, AR can enhance thoracoscopic surgery 3D printing makes giant strides in liver Imaging informatics: More than just AI at RSNA 2020 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Seven symptoms easily mistaken for 'other health problems'
FATTY liver disease is commonly referred to as the "silent liver disease" due to its absence of symptoms. However, if the condition progresses to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis , you may notice perceptible changes, many of which are easily mistaken for other health problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress Towards HCV Elimination in High-income Countries Progress Towards HCV Elimination in High-income Countries
Are high-income countries on track to achieve the World Health Organization's goal of HCV elimination by 2030?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Reverse-order heart-liver transplant helps prevent rejection for certain patients
(Mayo Clinic) All too often, patients with high levels of antibodies face major challenges getting a transplant. These highly sensitized patients have a much higher risk of death while waiting for suitable organs they are less likely to reject. But there is new hope for highly sensitized patients in need of a combined heart and liver transplant, thanks to an innovative surgical approach at Mayo Clinic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reverse-order heart-liver transplant helps prevent rejection for highly sensitized patients
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- All too often, patients with high levels of antibodies face major challenges getting a transplant. These highly sensitized patients have a much higher risk of death while waiting for suitable organs they are less likely to reject. But there is new hope for highly sensitized patients in need of a combined heart [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - April 1, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cerebellum Plays Crucial Role in Metabolizing Alcohol in Mice
The researchers say these findings challenge dogma in the field, which has given the liver all credit for metabolizing alcohol. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

CDC Adds New Medical Conditions to COVID-19 High-Risk List CDC Adds New Medical Conditions to COVID-19 High-Risk List
Type 1 diabetes, liver disease, HIV, moderate asthma, overweight, and a number of neurologic conditions are now included, as some states proceed to open up vaccine availability to all adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

UK Researchers Create Analytical Algorithm That Identifies Patients with Advanced Liver Disease by Analyzing Routine Clinical Laboratory Blood Test Results
By mining results of unrelated blood tests, the CIRRUS algorithm can inform doctors and patients earlier than usual of liver disease For years Dark Daily and its sister publication The Dark Report have predicted that the same type of analytical software used on Wall Street to analyze bundles of debt, such as car loans, mortgages, […] The post UK Researchers Create Analytical Algorithm That Identifies Patients with Advanced Liver Disease by Analyzing Routine Clinical Laboratory Blood Test Results appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 31, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Excessive bruising or bleeding could indicate your risk
FATTY liver disease has been on the rise lately and is a direct result of alcohol abuse. The skin can indicate a person's risk and if you experience excessive bruising it could be a warning of the dangerous condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydrogen gas alleviates acute alcohol-induced liver injury by inhibiting JNK activation - Zhang Y, Bi M, Chen Z, Dai M, Zhou G, Hu Y, Yang H, Guan W.
Binge alcohol drinking is fast becoming a global health concern, with the liver among the first organ involved and the one afflicted with the greatest degree of injury. Oxidative stress, alterations in hepatic metabolism, immunity and inflammation have all... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Four 'severe' warning signs on your body - what to look for
FATTY liver disease does not usually produce any symptoms unless the condition progresses to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis . A particularly severe form of this late-stage complication can cause unsettling symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TGen-ASU review suggests added sugars are contributing to liver disease among children
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A review of more than 20 studies by researchers at Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggests that nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing dietary problem for children across the globe. NAFLD affects more than 1-in-10 children in the U.S. and now is the nation's most common chronic liver disease within this population. The analyses were published recently in the journal, Pediatric Obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for the liver: Milk thistle shown to remove toxic free radicals
THE LIVER is the size of a rugby ball that sits right above the stomach. This vital organ and gland carries out over 500 functions, so it's a good idea to look after it. Could a milk thistle supplement help? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RF ablation relieves pain for bone cancer patients in 3 days
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation provides pain relief to patients whose cancer ha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Outpatient radiology procedure offers arthritis relief DC docs use MR-HIFU to treat bone tumor RF ablation for elderly NSCLC patients offers cost benefits Interventional techniques improve outcomes in colorectal liver metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Do you sleep this way? Condition can affect sleep in these six ways
FATTY liver disease: When one thinks of the liver, sleep doesn't often come to mind. But experts warn of how the condition can affect one's sleep with these six sleep disturbances being potential signs of your risk of fatty liver disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Alcoholic drinks to avoid which are increasing your risk of condition
FATTY liver disease is a direct result of one's lifestyle. Sadly, a life of binge drinking will eventually take its toll and when it does there are certain signs and symptoms warning the disease has progressed. What alcoholic drinks are the biggest culprits for increasing your risk of fatty liver disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rutgers study: Bariatric surgery significantly reduces cancer risk for certain patients
(Rutgers University) Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce the risk of cancer--and especially obesity-related cancers--by as much as half in certain individuals, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Center for Liver Diseases and Liver Masses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Liver failure and transplant in children
A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that removes a liver that no longer functions properly and replaces it with a healthy liver from a deceased donor or a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor. The process for liver transplant in children is similar to the process for adults. But because children with liver [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study evaluates safety of new liver cancer treatment
Boston Scientific announced that its TheraSphere radioembolization treatmen...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA OK's Boston Scientific's TheraSphere Y-90 microspheres Boston Scientific debuts hydrogel for prostate CT imaging Varian finishes buy of Boston Scientific products FDA OKs Boston Scientific's implantable MR device (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Patient With Post-COVID-19 Cholangiopathy Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant Patient With Post-COVID-19 Cholangiopathy Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant
A 47-year-old man who recovered from acute respiratory distress syndrome related to COVID-19 and then went on to develop end-stage liver disease is doing well after liver transplantation, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news