Oncology & Cancer

GI cancer resection OK with mild cirrhotic liver dysfunction

(HealthDay) -- For patients with cirrhosis, resection of gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies correlates with poor early postoperative outcomes, with severity of liver disease being the primary determinant of postoperative ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Four acute mushroom poisonings in two weeks

On September 12, 2011, a Springfield, Virginia man arrived at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in the early stages of liver failure. The man had mistakenly eaten poisonous mushrooms, handpicked from his yard. ...

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