Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New blood biomarker identified for status of fatty liver disease

A MedUni Vienna study team has identified the role of a specific subtype of macrophages (white blood cells) in progressive non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. As part of the immune system, these cells have a protective function ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No increase seen in pediatric hepatitis in the United States

No increase in pediatric hepatitis or adenovirus types 40/41 has been seen recently in the United States, according to research published in the June 14 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why the mystery hepatitis in children may have been here all along

The children typically show up at hospitals scattered across the country, one or two at a time, with symptoms like unexplained vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice. These are the classic signs of hepatitis—inflammation of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Barriers to uptake of hepatitis C medication

La Trobe University researchers have found that multiple barriers continue to prevent some people from accessing life-saving new hepatitis C treatment, including experiences of stigma within the health care system.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis outbreak among kids: What parents should know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an apparent outbreak of severe viral hepatitis among young children. On May 18, the CDC reported 180 patients in the United States were being investigated ...

Genetics

New liver and kidney disease identified

Scientists have identified a new disease in a ground-breaking discovery that could help patients with unexplained liver and kidney problems.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk factors identified for autoimmune hepatitis after liver transplant

A multicenter study performed by a large international consortium that includes UT Southwestern has outlined a set of risk factors and outcomes for patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) that recurs after liver transplantation. ...

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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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