Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Looking for clues to dangerous fatty liver disease

In his lab in Lake Nona, Dr. Peter Crawford has been studying nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that's closely linked to obesity and Type 2 diabetes.


Potential liver recipients may have new option

(HealthDay)—Livers from donors who suffered cardiac death can be safely and effectively transplanted into patients dying of liver cancer, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probiotics reduce rate of infection after liver transplant

(HealthDay)—Liver transplant recipients have a lower rate of infection with receipt of prebiotics and probiotics before surgery, according to a meta-analysis published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver disease may necessitate transplant

Your liver processes all the nutrients the body requires. It produces bile, which helps the body absorb food and also eliminates potentially toxic substances. Damage to the liver can impair these and many other processes.


The world's first organ transplants

Fifty years after the first heart transplant in South Africa, here is look back over the history of human organ transplants.

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