Diabetes

Pioglitazone has limited effect in lipoatrophic diabetes

(HealthDay)—Pioglitazone may not be effective for lowering blood glucose levels, although it is associated with slight improvement in liver function, in lipoatrophic diabetes induced by juvenile dermatomyositis, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidelines updated for diagnosis, management of NAFLD

(HealthDay)—A practice guidance statement, published online July 17 in Hepatology, has been developed to augment the clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Cardiology

All heart patients have some liver disease after Fontan surgery

Patients who undergo the Fontan operation as children for a complex congenital heart defect are at risk of developing progressive liver fibrosis, a buildup of fibrous deposits, as a result of the circulation created by the ...

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