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Acetaminophen, also known as Paracetamol, poisoning has become the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States. While attempted suicides still account for many cases, almost half ...


A study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, found that people at high risk for liver injury may be able to reduce their risk for developing chronic liver disease significantly by drinking more ...


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified mechanisms causing a potentially deadly type of hypertension that results from liver damage. This particular type of hypertension, call ...


Statins appear to be safe for people with fatty liver disease who could benefit from their cholesterol-lowering capabilities, concludes a review paper.Statins are a class of drugs that lower cholester ...


Two studies on hepatitis C ( HCV ) patients who underwent liver transplants examined a potential biomarker that could be used to predict who might develop hepatic fibrosis, a formation of scar-like ti ...


Mice that were fed diets high in fat and sugar developed immune system abnormalities in their livers, including reduced numbers of natural killer T ( NKT ) cells. These diet-related changes may contr ...


Drug-induced liver disease ( DILD ), a potential complication seen with some medications, is usually not life-threatening, but may occasionally be more severe with a high mortality, requiring a liver ...


A study on fulminant hepatic failure ( FHF ) examined whether patients would benefit from a transplant. The results, published in the journal Liver Transplantation, showed that elevated blood lactat ...


The phase III GLOBE trial for Telbivudine ( Sebivo, Tyzeka ) successfully reached its primary, composite efficacy endpoint of therapeutic response at one year in chronic hepatitis B patients. This e ...


Patients with the most common form of hepatitis B in the United States who are treated with Pegasys ( Peginterferon alfa-2a ) are more likely to achieve a sustained response than those treated with La ...


It is not uncommon for patients with autoimmune hepatitis ( AIH ), a disease in which the patient's own immune system attacks the liver, to have no symptoms. Such cases are being diagnosed more freq ...


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has developed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary medical protocol for performing liver transplants in patients with Maple Syrup Urine Disease ( MSUD ). One year ag ...


A study assessed the incidence and risk factors associated with hepatitis C infection in rural Egypt. The prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) in Egypt is among the highest in the ...


Researchers at Johns Hopkins have uncovered how a majority of the genetic changes in the hepatic-C virus, the most common cause of liver disease, allow it to evade the body’s immune system during infe ...


A Phase Ib clinical trial showed that the oral hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) protease inhibitor, VX-950 ( Telaprevir ), for 5 and 14 days was well-tolerated in both healthy volunteers and in patients with ...