Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hard-drinking young adults suffer surge in deadly liver disease

A little over a year ago, Eric Dunham had the operation that saved his life: a double transplant to give him a new liver and a new kidney. Chronic, heavy drinking had destroyed his own organs. It also led to a condition called ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Frailty tied to liver transplant wait-list mortality in cirrhosis

(HealthDay)—In patients with cirrhosis, frailty is more frequently observed in those with ascites or hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and is independently associated with liver transplant wait-list mortality, according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A specially tailored gut microbiome alleviates hyperammonemia in mice

The microbiome of the human intestine consists of a variety of bacteria that assist in digestion, immune regulation, and other processes that are critical for human health. A subset of these bacteria produces urease, an enzyme ...

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Probiotics prevent deadly complications of liver disease

Probiotics are effective in preventing hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American ...

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Glycerol phenylbutyrate reduces hepatic encephalopathy events

Phase 2 trial results published in the March issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggests the potential for Glycerol Phenylbutyrate (GPB) to reduce hepatic encephalopathy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probiotics found to reduce hepatic encephalopathy

Probiotics could emerge as a treatment plan to manage hepatic encephalopathy (HE) therapy after a new study announced at the International Liver Congress 2013 found they significantly reduced development of the notoriously ...

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