Autoimmune Liver Disease Diagnosis Sentences Patients to Stigma
LIGHTNING RELEASES: Pearland, TX (9/24/2014)- The PBCers Organization today called for a global name change of the chronic liver disease, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) to Primary Biliary Cholangitis. While cirrhosis is largely associated with ...
Ticker Report - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:07

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Recognizes International PBC Day
The company's lead product candidate, obeticholic acid (OCA), is a bile acid analog and first-in-class agonist of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR). OCA is being developed for a variety of chronic liver diseases including primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), ...
MarketWatch - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:56

International PBC Day Is 14 September
Marketwired (press release) - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:56

Protest staged over recent deaths of two Holding Center inmates
The Erie County Medical Examiner's office attributed Metcalf's death to “acute and subacute myocardial infarction” (a heart attack), and “congenital biliary atresia (a liver disease) with cirrhosis of the liver and portal hypertension” and “multiple ...
Buffalo News - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:37

Developments in Approaches to Liver Resection
Open procedures are more often undertaken for disease that is more advanced or for resections that are more difficult technically than is generally undertaken laparoscopically. High-quality prospective data are not available to adequately ...
General Surgery News - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:41

Shortage of donors a challenge for liver transplants in PHL
Lecasa also shared that hepatotoxicity or liver damage caused by a drug or chemical is also another cause of liver failure. Biliary atresia, which is a rare disease among infants, and liver cancer can also cause liver impairment that may lead to ...
GMA News - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:40

A Life Saving Discovery In LIVER DISORDERS
Other causes include hepatitis C infection, primary biliary cirrhosis, and liver damage caused by occupational chemicals and many medicinal drugs. Certain amino acids have found to play a promising role in preventing and treating a majority of these ...
India PRwire (press release) - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:15

160 gastroenterologists to know – 2014
He has also served as director of Pancreatico-Biliary Services Department at UCLA. Dr. Bedford is a gastroenterology consultant for the Los Angeles Zoo. J. Sumner Bell III, MD, AGAF, is a .... Samuel Drake, MD, practices at Gaston Digestive Disease ...
Becker's Hospital Review - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:18

Local woman celebrates 20th anniversary of organ transplant
HUNTINGTON — Donna Bias learned she needed a liver transplant 23 years ago after being diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis, an autoimmune disease of the liver with no known cure. The disease slowly destroys bile ducts, prohibiting bile — a fluid ...
Huntington Herald Dispatch - Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20:11

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