Chart helps save infants from deadly liver disease
A simple health check with the help of a stool color chart could save infants suffering from congenital biliary atresia from deadly liver damage, health officials said, adding that the Taiwan-developed chart has been adopted by many countries. Since ...
Taipei Times - Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:56

Intercept to Report Third Quarter 2014 Results on November 7 and Present at ...
OCA is being developed for a variety of chronic liver diseases including primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). OCA has met the primary efficacy endpoint in five placebo ...
GlobeNewswire (press release) - Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:56



Twenty-five years of helping liver patients after lifesaving transplant
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a long-term liver disease that damages the small bile ducts in the liver. • Symptoms of PBC often include extreme tiredness, itchiness of the skin, dry eyes and mouth, and weight loss. • PBC is estimated to affect one ...
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:33

5K BENEFIT FOR LIVER TRANSPLANT
The event will raise money for Corrie Eavenson, a 1-year-old with biliary atresia, a bile duct disease that causes cirrhosis and destroys liver cells. Eavenson needs a liver transplant. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the race beginning at 8 a.m ...
The Laker/Lutz News - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:26



Taiwan's stool chart helps diagnose liver defects in infants
It travels through the bile ducts to the small intestine, where it helps digest fats. In biliary atresia, the bile ducts become inflamed and blocked soon after birth. This causes bile to remain in the liver, where it starts to destroy liver cells ...
WantChinaTimes - Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:18

Liver Awareness Month a good time to clean up our act
The Liver Foundation brings people's attention to liver diseases such as Hepatitis A and B, cirrhosis, biliary atresia and liver cancer; however, the foundation is wanting more people to know about the incidence of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease ...
Thegardenisland.com - Sun, 12 Oct 2014 03:35

UDCA therapy well tolerated in Chinese with primary biliary cirrhosis
Fifty-five patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC; median age, 60 years) were treated with 1,000 mg ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) daily for 12 days to determine its safety and efficacy among a Chinese population. A majority of the cohort were ...
Healio - Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:26



Great-grandfather, 90, dies after being mauled by bulldog while trying to ...
Despite Mr Russell's age and a diagnosis of the rare liver condition Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) 15 years ago, his family said he had been in relatively good health. He leaves behind children Irene Irvine and Andrew Russell, granddaughter Lynn ...
Daily Mail - Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:51


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