Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Toward a feasible alternative to liver organ transplant

New insights into how fetal and adult liver cells differ could be used to help make liver cell transplants successful long term. Transplanting functioning liver cells into a patient's liver can help replace liver function ...

Medications

Terlipressin bests placebo in type 1 hepatorenal syndrome

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 1 hepatorenal syndrome (HRS-1), terlipressin is more effective than placebo for reversal of HRS, according to a study published in the March 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver condition identified in patients using urine samples

Fifty fragments of proteins, termed peptides, have been identified in the urine of liver fibrosis patients in a new study that could pave the way for a potential diagnostic urine test for the condition if further validated.

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