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New hope for cirrhosis of the liver

Decompensated cirrhosis is a chronic disease linked to numerous complications in its final stage. Professor Jonel Trebicka from Goethe University was involved in carrying out a pilot study demonstrating that the long-term ...

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No pain, no gain? It's not the way.

An innovative team at UWA have taken a decades-old test and transformed it, helping athletes avoid overtraining and injury.

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Predictors of infliximab response in ulcerative colitis identified

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Cardiology

Adding albumin to risk score improves mortality prediction

(HealthDay)—Serum albumin, as a marker of frailty, can significantly improve the ability of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE-2) scores to predict ...

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Low albumin predicts mortality in renal replacement therapy

(HealthDay)—Low albumin levels at the start of renal replacement therapy are independently associated with mortality during one-year follow-up, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of Renal Care.

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Albumin

Albumin (Latin: albus, white) refers generally to any protein that is water soluble, which is moderately soluble in concentrated salt solutions, and experiences heat denaturation. They are commonly found in blood plasma, and are unique to other plasma proteins in that they are not glycosylated. Substances containing albumin, such as egg white, are called albuminoids.

A number of serum transport proteins are known to be evolutionarily related, including serum albumin, alpha-fetoprotein, vitamin D-binding protein and afamin.

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