Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New non-invasive method of risk assessment in liver disease

In a recent study, an interdisciplinary research team from MedUni Vienna showed that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used as a non-invasive method for predicting complications in chronic liver disease. ...

Medications

Improving prognosis in chronic kidney disease

Just as a water filtration system acts to filter contaminants from the water you drink, your kidneys act to filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. In chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney function is impaired over ...

Cardiology

Aspirin underutilized for preeclampsia prevention

(HealthDay)—Aspirin use is underused for preeclampsia prophylaxis in women with prepregnancy diabetes, obesity, or chronic hypertension or a combination of these factors, according to a research letter published in the ...

Cardiology

Maternal deaths caused by chronic hypertension continue to rise

Chronic hypertension is contributing substantially to maternal deaths in the United States, with particular risk among Black women, according to new research from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Department of ...

Genetics

Novel gene identified as genetic cause of portal hypertension

The liver serves many critical functions within the human body, including the production of critical proteins, and the removal of waste and toxins. But when damage occurs to the largest organ in the body, many people do not ...

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