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A retrospective case-control study of 21,008 women in Finland has found that those with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy ( ICP ), an itchy skin condition when bile gets backed up in the liver, ar ...


Obese patients chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) and treated with combination drug therapy may have better outcomes if the underlying abnormalities caused by excessive fat tissue ...


Drinking coffee may be related to a reduced risk of developing the liver disease alcoholic cirrhosis. Cirrhosis progressively destroys healthy liver tissue and replaces it with scar tissue. Virus ...


A study on the long-term outcome of children undergoing liver transplants found that chronic hepatitis was common and that it was not detectible using standard blood tests. The presence of autoantibo ...


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 ...


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 treating hepatitis B patients who have cancer with an antiviral drug at the same time as they undergo chemotherapy found that the treatment helped prevent relapse of hepatitis B. Patient ...


When a diseased liver is removed from a patient with hepatitis C (HCV), serum viral levels plummet. However, after receiving a healthy liver transplant, virus levels rebound and can surpass pre-tran ...


Liver transplant patients with hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) achieved significantly better long-term viral response when taking the immunosuppressive agent Cyclosporine ( Sandimmun Neoral ) along with Int ...


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 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 ...


A case-control study of more than 2000 people has identified a number of factors that may induce primary biliary cirrhosis ( PBC ) in genetically susceptible individuals. These include a history of u ...


Nearly half of 118 children with chronic Hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) treated with a combination of Interferon-alpha-2b ( Intron A ) and an optimized dose of Ribavirin ( Rebetol ) achieved sustained vira ...


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 ...


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 ...