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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 ...


Patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease who drink three or more cups of coffee per day have a 53% lower risk of liver disease progression than non-coffee drinkers.The study found ...


Hepatic encephalopathy ( HE ) is associated with poor prognosis in cirrhosis. Drugs used in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy are primarily directed at the reduction of the blood ammonia levels. ...


Rifaximin ( Normix, Xifaxan ) is a gut-selective, oral antimicrobial agent shown to reduce the recurrence of overt hepatic encephalopathy ( HE) and HE-related hospitalizations in a 6-month, randomized ...


Glycerol phenylbutyrate ( Ravicti ) lowers ammonia by providing an alternate pathway to urea for waste nitrogen excretion in the form of phenylacetyl glutamine, which is excreted in urine. A rando ...