|Finding the Patient With Primary Biliary Cirrhosis|
The presentation of PBC can range from an abnormal serum alkaline phosphatase level in an asymptomatic person to unexplained pruritus, overt jaundice, or an initial presentation with advanced liver disease. Pruritus and fatigue are early symptoms that ...
Medscape - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:22
|Betaretrovirus may infect patients with primary biliary cirrhosis|
The human betaretrovirus was first discovered in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis by the Andrew Mason laboratory in 2003 at the U of A. This rare form of autoimmune liver disease is found in one in 500 middle aged women and is also responsible ...
News-Medical.net - Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:29
|Alberta researchers find link between virus and liver disease|
Edmonton Sun - Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:15
|Liver disease breakthrough at university|
Globalnews.ca - Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:32
|Betaretrovirus Linked To Liver and Biliary Disease|
Response: The study of viruses resembling mouse mammmary tumour virus (MMTV) dates back to the 1970s when virus like particles were discovered in breast milk of breast cancer patients. The virus was detected at low levels and ultimately researchers ...
Medical Research News and Interviews on MedicalResearch.com (blog) - Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:30
|Maybe it's not the disease you think it is: Canadian Liver Foundation seeks to ...|
"Liver disease is underdiagnosed in Canada and it is due in part to the perception that alcohol consumption is the only risk factor," says Gary Fagan, President of the Canadian Liver Foundation. "Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is actually the most ...
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:52
|Abu Dhabi Crown Prince provides funds for baby Aleeyah's life-saving surgery|
Aleeyah had biliary atresia diagnosed after her mother noticed she was jaundiced when she was two months old. The disease causes inflammation in the bile ducts, leading to duct damage that reduces the flow of bile and scars the liver. Bile carries ...
The National - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:41
|After life-saving liver transplant, Laramie boy wants to help others like him ...|
“Seven weeks after being born, they did a procedure to try and get rid of the bile ducts that were destroyed,” Stacey said. “That procedure was partially functioning from the time he got it done at 7 weeks, but it just didn't work very well. His ...
Laramie Boomerang - Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:03
|Mystery benefactor donates money for baby who needs life-saving operation|
On Monday The National reported how little Aleeyah Carungay, who has a potentially fatal congenital liver disease, was clinging to life in a hospital intensive care unit. Her mother Grace Carungay had been trying to raise the remaining Dh160,000 for ...
The National - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:16
|Albireo Announces Initiation of a Phase II Trial for A4250, the Company's Lead ...|
A4250 decreases the re-absorption of bile acids and will reduce the toxic levels of bile acids in the liver cells of patients, and studies in disease areas such as primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and hereditary ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:56