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Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:00
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child can understand. Isaac wasn’t a newborn. He had finally been discharged from the hospital after nine months. And his parents hadn’t hurt him. They’d just accidentally pulled out his gastrostomy (G-t...

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Woman in critical condition from liver failure can't get transplant due to protocols

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 00:21
The family of an Indigenous rights advocate from Newfoundland is considering legal action against an Ontario organ transplant agency after she was denied access to a liver transplant wait list based on a history of alcohol use disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
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UK surgeon admits signing initials on patients' livers

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:16
A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:39
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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' Prehab' for Improved Liver Transplantation Outcomes'Prehab' for Improved Liver Transplantation Outcomes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:54
Dr William Balistreri on new data suggesting the value of addressing frailty and malnutrition in patients awaiting liver transplantation.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2017

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:12
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Policy For Distribution of Livers for Transplant in U.S. Changes in how livers for transplant are distributed across the United States will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Innovations Are Brightening Liver Transplantation Outcomes Innovations Are Brightening Liver Transplantation Outcomes

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:10
Dr William Balistreri recaps the breakthroughs that are increasing options for patients on the liver transplant waitlist.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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EU Regulators to Review Fibroid Drug for Possible Liver Risk EU Regulators to Review Fibroid Drug for Possible Liver Risk

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:12
Reports of liver damage and transplants have surfaced regarding ulipristal acetate (Esmya), now before the FDA for approval to treat uterine fibroids.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Press invitation to Europe's largest congress on hepatology

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:00
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The International Liver Congress ™ (ILC) is the annual EASL meeting, and the flagship event in EASL's educational calendar. Every year in April, scientific and medical experts from a broad range of fields including hepatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, cell biology, transplant surgery, infectious diseases, microbiology and virology, pharmacology, pathology and radiology and imaging come together from around the world to learn about the latest in liver research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Researchers develop new technique to model transplantation of the human liver

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 04:00
(World Scientific) A novel technology developed by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital enables the model-ing of human liver transplantation in an experimental setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Lauren ’s life after transplant: Proving the impossible possible

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:02
I was born on January 29, 1992 with a birth defect called gastroschisis, which meant that my intestines extended outside my body through a small hole in my abdominal wall. I received a liver, small and large bowel transplant in December of 1992, just before my first birthday. Though I was transplanted in Pennsylvania, I have been cared for by the brilliant team at Boston Children’s Hospital ever since. When I was first recovering in Pennsylvania, my parents were told that I would never be able to swim in the ocean because I would have to have a central line in for the rest of my life. Well, to that person I would like to say: I have swam in two oceans. I have traveled across the country twice — hiking and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. I attended an agricultural high school wher...

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Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 06:00
Is contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) effective for differentiating between...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance What role should contrast US have for kidney lesions? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:12
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pressure to calculate risk. It doesn't ask for family history, ethnicity, or physical activity level, all of which play a role in heart health. A stroke-risk scoring system called C...

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Saving lives with a new liver dialysis device

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:00
New technology could soon revolutionise the treatment of liver failure: an innovative dialysis device is currently being trialled. It aims to greatly improve the outlook for patients, helping them to recover or supporting them while they wait for a transplant, say the EU-funded researchers taking this innovation forward. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)

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Deep learning differentiates liver masses on CT

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:00
A deep-learning approach using a convolutional neural network can accurately...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT ACR updates guidelines for incidental liver lesions on CT Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 06:00
Can a computer-aided diagnosis system based on machine learning characterize...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Ultrasound loses one of its greats in David Cosgrove Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients ARRS: Contrast ultrasound works well for liver lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Police save lives every day, just not this way — a liver for Sloan

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:59
Sloane and Lt. Tenney A police officer’s job is all about action and reaction. “We see something, react to it and, typically, it’s over quickly,” says Lt. Steve Tenney of the Keene, New Hampshire, Police Department. But on the morning of Sept. 8, while Steve lay in a hospital bed at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, action/reaction wasn’t part of the equation. This time, there was time to think. Even so, the decision to donate a piece of his liver to save Sloan — a baby he’d never even met — was made without hesitation. “I did what anyone would have done,” he says. Sloan with big brother, Carter Saving Sloan When Sloan St. James was born, she arrived smiling. In the months that followed, her parents Sarah and Chris described her as a happ...

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What Causes White Nails?

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 23:47
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occur in the nail matrix but are 1/6 as numerous as those in the skin epidermis. In the distal matrix about 50% are activable and 50% are dormant. In the proximal matrix alm...

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Living with NASH: An Unexpected Diagnosis

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 06:45
As our waistlines thicken and our activity levels decrease, another chronic illness threatens to disturb our comfortable lifestyles. And, because it ’s relatively unknown, diagnosis comes as a shock to patients, who usually associate liver disease with heavy consumption of alcohol.Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), where fat accumulates in the liver. It is most commonly associated with obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and/or genetic polymorphisms, and is aggravated by inflammation and fibrosis.  First identified in the 1980s, its prevalence has grown rapidly in line with NAFLD, which is now one of the most common liver diseases worldwide. One recent meta-analysis found theglobal prevalence of NAFLD to be ...
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Trends in Chronic HBV and Liver Transplantation Outcomes Trends in Chronic HBV and Liver Transplantation Outcomes

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:14
This study examined trends in liver transplantation waitlist survival and likelihood of receiving a transplant among chronic HBV patients. Have new antiviral therapies improved overall outcomes?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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