Surgery

Older donors may mean shorter queues to get a new liver

Imagine that you have just been told that you need a new liver. An operation may save your life. The waiting list is long, however, and it is uncertain when you will be able to get a transplant. This is reality for many thousands ...

Inflammatory disorders

Increased mortality in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ACG: fecal transplant safe in primary sclerosing cholangitis

(HealthDay)—Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from a rationally selected donor seems safe and effective for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), according to a study presented at the World Congress of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Initial successes in treating a hitherto incurable liver disorder

Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a currently incurable liver disorder, primarily affecting younger adults aged between 30 and 40. A European multi-centre Phase II study led by MedUni Vienna in close collaboration with MedUni ...

Oncology & Cancer

FISH beneficial for diagnosing cholangiocarcinoma

(HealthDay)—Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is associated with increased sensitivity compared with brush cytology for diagnosing cholangiocarcinoma in indeterminate biliary strictures, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers update understanding of damaging liver disease

An article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine updates the medical community on a potentially devastating liver disease that afflicts approximately 29,000 Americans. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists discover unsuspected bacterial link to bile duct cancer

An international research collaboration has identified bacteria in the bile duct as a potential risk factor in the development of bile duct cancer, or Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a rare but aggressive form of cancer with symptoms ...

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