Addiction

Addiction consultation valuable for liver transplant patients

(HealthDay)—Liver transplantation (LT) patients should undergo addiction consultation to accurately detect alcohol consumption, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver transplants double for alcohol-related liver disease

The proportion of U.S. liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) has doubled in the last 15 years, in part due to broader acceptance of waiving the mandated period of sobriety before transplants for this ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Good long-term survival after childhood liver transplant

(HealthDay)—Liver transplantation in childhood is associated with good long-term survival, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Health

Different sugars, different risks to your liver

If you're one of the two billion people in the world who are over-weight or obese, or the one billion people with fatty liver disease, your doctor's first advice is to cut calories—and especially to cut down on concentrated ...

Diabetes

Liver steatosis ups new-onset diabetes after transplantation

(HealthDay)—For liver transplant recipients, donor liver steatosis is associated with increased incidence of new-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT), according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal ...

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Liver transplantation

Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver allograft. The most commonly used technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and the donor organ is placed in the same anatomic location as the original liver. Liver transplantation nowadays is a well accepted treatment option for end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure.

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