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 ...

Cancer

Risk factors identified for late recurrence of liver cancer

(HealthDay)—Late recurrence after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection is associated with sex, cirrhosis, and several aggressive tumor characteristics of the initial HCC, according to a study recently published in JAMA ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Burden of liver cancer rising in medicare patients

(HealthDay)—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 ...

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