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Patients with obstructive sleep apnea ( OSA ) are at risk for the development of fatty liver as a result of being overweight. Several data suggest that OSA per se could be a risk factor of liver inj ...


No medical treatment exists for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis ( NASH ), inflammation of the liver associated with the accumulation of fat in the liver. Recent studies indicate that NASH can result i ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 on patients with cystic fibrosis who have had abnormal bleeding from ruptured blood vessels in the esophagus ( variceal hemorrhage ) as a result of liver disease found that transplant may not ...


A study in Japan examining the effects of combination therapy on older patients with hepatitis C found more adverse effects necessitating discontinuation of treatment, lowering of dosages, and lower l ...


Liver disease is often associated with "sickness behaviors," such as malaise, listlessness, anorexia, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue. In cholestatic liver diseases such as primary biliary cirrh ...


A study on HIV patients who also had hepatitis B virus ( HBV ) found that better outcomes are possible if they are referred early for transplant and treated with a combination of drugs for HBV. It i ...


A study on the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease ( NAFLD ) and heart disease found that patients with an elevated level of the enzyme associated with NAFLD had an increased risk of ...