Research addresses the burden of liver disease
Queen's researcher Jennifer Flemming, is the first in Canada studying the links between cirrhosis and biliary tract cancer (a rare subset of liver cancer) from both a clinical and population perspective. Key to her work is leveraging information in ...
Medical Xpress - Fri, 15 May 2015 10:15

New Drug Boosts Response in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Obeticholic acid, an investigational drug, reduced alkaline phosphatase and other liver enzyme levels in primary biliary cirrhosis patients who had not responded adequately to ursodeoxycholic acid, the current standard of care. All study endpoints were ...
MedPage Today - Tue, 19 May 2015 14:00

UPMC: Niles liver donor, 4-yr-old girl recovering after transplant
And the news keeps getting better: Doctor George Mazariegos said the disease biliary atresia, once threatening her life, is now cured. “All indicators are that her liver is functioning well, that it is doing the processes that we expect it to do, and ... - Fri, 29 May 2015 08:05

Vaughan family gets massive response to liver transplant appeal for baby
There's been an overwhelming response so far to a Vaughan family's public appeal for a live liver donor for their eight-month-old baby. Delfina Budziak has a rare congenital liver disease called Biliary Atresia and this week, her parents launched a ...
CityNews - Fri, 29 May 2015 03:06

Liver donors respond to social media campaign - Fri, 29 May 2015 06:30

900 potential donors respond to social media appeal for a liver donor
News Talk 610 CKTB - Fri, 29 May 2015 09:30

PBC Patients Face High Wait-List Mortality
WASHINGTON -- Patients awaiting liver transplant who have primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) had higher wait-list mortality compared with other patients on the liver transplant list, said researchers here. Those with PBC had the highest mortality rate (16 ...
MedPage Today - Mon, 18 May 2015 08:01

NASH Cirrhosis May Underlie Liver Cancer
Patients with cryptogenic liver cancer had characteristics that were significantly similar to NASH patients as far as obesity (P<0.05), diabetes (P<0.001) and metabolic syndrome (P<0.001), said Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in ...
MedPage Today - Sun, 17 May 2015 16:02

Plant toxin causes biliary atresia in animal model
It occurs worldwide and is one of the most rapidly progressive forms of liver cirrhosis and liver failure. Fortunately, a life-saving treatment for BA is available for babies, a surgical procedure called a Kasai portoenterostomy, in which a small ...
Medical Xpress - Wed, 06 May 2015 11:01

POISE: Obeticholic acid reduced ALP in primary biliary cirrhosis
Kris Kowdley, MD, of the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, presented data on the use of the modified bile acid and Farnesoid-X-receptor agonist obeticholic acid (Intercept Pharmaceuticals) in primary biliary cirrhosis. He noted that hepatobiliary ...
Healio - Wed, 20 May 2015 06:30

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