Cold weather and long nights makes people drink MORE alcohol
Research from the Pittsburgh Liver Research Centre examined data from 193 countries and found evidence that climate was linked to liver disease as well as binge drinking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populatio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Both hospitalizations and deaths are increasing among Medicare recipients with liver cancer, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child – Pugh B Status Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child – Pugh B Status
New data from the CheckMate 040 trial suggest another indication is in the works for the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GE completes gamma camera recall after detector issue
GE Healthcare has completed inspections of all its gamma cameras in the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: GE could sell bigger stake in healthcare division 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. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIH pinpoints cause for fatal hepatitis b-related liver disease
Scientists have honed in on the cause of a rare condition Hepatitis B virus-associated acute liver failure that can kill a patient in a few days. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The connection between cirrhosis and hepatitis C
The liver is a powerful organ that the hepatitis C virus can affect. The virus causes inflammation and can lead to scarring. The name for scarring of the liver is cirrhosis. People with both conditions may have more risk of liver failure. Learn more about the link between hepatitis C and cirrhosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Liver Disease Risk Factors in Patients Treated for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Conclusion As this was only a pilot study, further data collection involving a larger, representative sample of clients should be undertaken to explore these results further. References Bennett, H. et al., 2015. Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS ONE, 10(5), p.e0125846. Edeghere, O. et al., 2015. Retrospective cohort study of liver transplantation in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2010: the impact of hepatitis C infection. Public Health, 129(5), pp.509–5...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids found to control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) It is a little-known fact that even teetotalers can end up with liver disease. In fact, the most common form of this type of disease in the United States – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – affects close to 100 million people and can affect even those who drink little or no alcohol.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nivolumab Works for Sicker Liver Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Half of Child-Pugh B patients showed improvement or stable disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Hermes launches new radiation therapy software
Swedish nuclear medicine software developer Hermes Medical Solutions has released...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hermes appoints new president, CEO Hermes launches new liver analysis software Hermes expands North America executive team Hermes, Vanderbilt collaborate on dosimetry application Hermes gets FDA nod for NM software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Liver Fat Scores Predict Liver Disease Mortality in the US Liver Fat Scores Predict Liver Disease Mortality in the US
This study examined how markers of liver health are associated with mortality in persons without viral hepatitis in the United States. Are liver fat scores useful for metabolic health surveillance?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metastasis in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Metastasis in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma
This authors investigated the prevalence, associated factors, and prognostic impact of metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma, proposing a modified BCLC system based on metastasis.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Conjoined twins separated but still want to be next to each other – video
After a successful operation, Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa are now getting used to independent life although they prefer to remain side-by-side. Dr Joe Crameri from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital said the 15-month-girls are 'doing very well' and 'we feel quietly confident we will have a good result'. Dr Crameri adds there was a sense of relief 'once we realised that we had the ability to divide the liver without compromising the girls and ultimately we didn ’t have to anything fancy to the bowel'. The 15-month-old girls were successfully separated after a six-hour procedure by a team which involved ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Australia news Bhutan Medical research Source Type: news

The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes
A new study provides insight into the costs of HCV treatment in liver and kidney transplant recipients and the impact of these agents on longer-term transplant outcomes.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Infants born to obese mothers risk developing liver disease, obesity
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Infant gut microbes altered by their mother's obesity can cause inflammation and other major changes within the baby, increasing the risk of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease later in life, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UMN researchers discover important connection between cells in the liver
(University of Minnesota Medical School) University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have made a discovery which could lead to a new way of thinking about how disease pathogenesis in the liver is regulated, which is important for understanding the condition nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is incredibly common and growing. It is apparent that about 30 percent of Americans and are at risk to advance to more severe conditions such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis, cardiovascular disease, or even liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel SCD1 Modulator Reduced Liver Fat in NASH Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Dose-response pattern seen for aramchol in phase IIb ARREST trial (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hepatitis C in men
Hepatitis C is a viral illness that affects the liver. Men tend to experience it at higher rates than women, but it is unclear why. Some people believe that it may be due to estrogen ’s protective effect. Diagnosis and testing can help people find treatment. Learn more about hepatitis C in men here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about late-stage hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause substantial liver damage, particularly in the later stages. The treatment and outlook will depend on the progression of the disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Minorities Sicker than Whites at Liver Transplant Referral
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks had highest MELD scores at waitlist registration among racial-ethnic groups (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Good for the heart: A look at Chinese holly
(Natural News) Earlier studies have shown that holly (Ilex) plants contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and protect the brain and the liver. In a study published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, researchers found that the Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta) can also protect the heart. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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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