Obeticholic Acid Shows Promise for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
However, he pointed out, the study evaluated surrogate end points rather than hard clinical outcomes. Because primary biliary cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases develop over many years or decades, surrogate markers must be relied on. Primary ...
Medscape - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:43

Intercept's liver disease drug proves highly effective in study
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is caused by autoimmune destruction of the ducts that transport bile acids out of the liver, resulting in toxic buildup of bile acids. The disease causes progressive liver damage and often leads to need for a liver ...
Pakistan Observer - Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:03

Free Mobile App Helps Screen for Rare Newborn Liver Disease
Pediatric gastroenterologists from Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore, have launched a campaign to help clinicians and parents of newborns screen for biliary atresia, a rare liver disease that requires prompt attention. The Hopkins clinicians ...
Health Data Management - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:03

Stool color guide and free mobile app help to diagnose liver-ravaging disorder ... - Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:00

Here's What This $290 Billion Pension Fund Has Been Buying
Intercept recently reported very encouraging results from late-stage trials of a drug to fight primary biliary cirrhosis, a liver disease that has no very effective treatment yet. The company recently issued 1 million new shares to generate needed funds.
Motley Fool - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:45

Transient Elastography and Sonography for Prediction of Liver Fibrosis in ...
Conclusions—Transient elastography may be a useful noninvasive method for diagnosis of severe fibrosis and cirrhosis and may help predict outcomes before surgery or invasive liver biopsy in infants with biliary atresia. The success rate of transient ...
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription) - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:15

Exposing 5 Common Myths About Liver Disease
The major causes of liver disease in children are genetics (Wilson's disease, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, tyrosinemia), viruses (Hepatitis A, B, C) and blockages in the flow of bile from the liver (biliary atresia, alagile syndrome). In addition ... - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:48

Tegan Ross, eight, at last year's Liver Disease Foundation fun day
Tegan Ross, eight, at last year's Liver Disease Foundation fun day. THE family of an eight-year-old girl who underwent a lifesaving liver transplant as a baby are planning a charity fun day. Eight-year-old Tegan Ross, of Darlington, was diagnosed with ...
The Northern Echo - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:41

Family of Darlington liver transplant child to hold charity fun day in Newton ...
Darlington and Stockton Times - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:11

Confirming Bilirubin Results: A SelectScience Interview
The liver cells that form the conjugated bilirubin excrete it into the bile, where it is then excreted into the intestinal tract through the bile duct. Bilirubin in the urine indicates the presence of hepatocellular disease or intra- or extra-hepatic ... (press release) - Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:03

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