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Serges was first diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a disease in which the bile ducts – small tubes through which the digestive liquid bile flows from the liver to the small intestine – progressively decrease in size due to ...
McGill Reporter - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:22

Fast Forward Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase II Pilot Studies in Primary ...
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), an orphan disease, is thought to originate from an autoimmune attack on the intrahepatic bile ducts resulting in a disturbed bile acid homeostasis that may eventually lead to liver failure. The PBC Phase II study has ...
Business Wire (press release) - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 04:56

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for its Fiscal First Quarter ...
In January, Enanta announced that it has expanded its research and development programs within the company's core focus areas of virology and liver disease to include new programs to treat hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV ...
Business Wire (press release) - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00

Diet Alone Can't Reverse Liver Damage
While an improved diet can help the liver recover from some of the damage caused by Western diet (WD)-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), it won't reverse all of the markers associated with the disease in a study in mice. Note that the study ...
MedPage Today - Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:56



Skate to benefit baby recovering from transplant
Biliary atresia affects only infants and it causes blockages of the bile ducts. If bile can't escape the liver, it will start breaking down liver cells and cause cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. The Moores family was selected partly because their ...
The Kingston Whig-Standard - Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:07



Don't poo-poo the little signals
The 44-year-old's worries were dismissed as Coen having late onset jaundice, but after five weeks of hounding doctors, Coen was finally diagnosed with biliary atresia, a serious liver condition. He now has end-stage liver disease and will need a liver ...
Courier Mail - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:41



Liver transplant no barrier to this 'tryathlete'
“You can function without a gall bladder but not without bile ducts, and essentially what it meant was that Bella's liver developed cirrhosis,” said Dion. “As a seven-month-old baby, her liver was in a state comparable to that of a 60-year-old ...
Gisborne Herald - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:03

Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Patients with suspected liver disease routinely have LFTs carried out as specific patterns can tell a doctor the likely prognosis of liver disease so that further tests can then be carried out if required. LFTs can also show how serious liver damage is ...
The Observer Star - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:28


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