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Renal Aspects To Hepatic Encephalopathy by Matt S. Posted Sat 26 Apr 2008 12:00am I was consulted yesterday on a patient with liver and renal failure--obviously, not an uncommon occurrence, as the two often go hand in hand. The patient had presented with altered mental status, and the question came up: hepatic encephalopathy or uremic encephalopathy? His serum NH3 level was >250 and his BUN was about 140. Either are cer ... Read on »
LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... Read on »
A Case of Chronic Active Hepatitis by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 28 Aug 2012 7:00am "Maggerle" recently commented, "I have an almost 4 yr. old Yorkie, diagnosed w/Chronic Active Hepatitis, about 6 months ago ... I sure would like to see more information about causes, diet and possible/probable outcome..." Here you go, Maggerle. Chronic active hepatitis (CAH), which also goes by the name chronic canine inflammatory hepatic d ... Read on »
LIVER DISEASE IN DOGS AND CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 Aug 2012 12:00am Helpful Buckeye has received several e-mails asking about liver disease in dogs and cats.  These pet owners report having been told by their veterinarian that their pet might have some type of liver disorder.  Apparently being of an inquisitive nature, some of these pet owners wanted to know a bit more about the liver and its disease ... Read on »
What is Cirrhosis of the Liver? by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Cirrhosis of the liver is a liver disease characterized by a gradual annihilation of the liver cells. These cells are progressively replaced with fibrous tissue, which then leads to hardening. Cirrhosis is irreversible chronic injury of the liver. It often has no symptoms. Your health care provider will diagnose cirrhosis based on your m ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Use of Xifaxan for Patients with Liver Disease by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Thu 25 Mar 2010 12:00am The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of Xifaxan for reduction in the risk of the recurrence of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in patients with advanced liver disease. This is a new use for Xifaxan (rifaximin), a drug that has been approved for the treatment of traveler’s diarrhea. Hepatic encephalopathy is a wor ... Read on »
Xifaxan Approved by FDA for Patients with Liver Disease by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Mar 2010 4:12pm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the use of Xifaxan for reduction in the risk of the recurrence of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in patients with advanced liver disease. This is a new use for Xifaxan (rifaximin), a drug that has been approved for the treatment of traveler’s diarrhea. Hepatic encephalo ... Read on »
Hyperkalemia in patients with cirrhosis; good or bad? by Matt S. Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 12:00am Hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis are considered precipitating factors for hepatic encephalopathy, as hypokalemia stimulates ammoniagenesis in the proximal tubule. Although, the mechanism is not entirely clear, the likely hypothesis is as follows: *Hypokalemia causes the movement of potassium out of the cells. *To maintain electric ne ... Read on »
GABA - For Natural Anxiety Relief by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:53pm 1 Comment GABA, or “gamma aminobutyric acid,” produced in the central nervous system, is the body’s natural muscle relaxant, tranquilizer, and nerve calmer. GABA, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter), also available as a supplement, works by limiting the nerve cell activity in areas of the brain associated with anxiety. Some anxiety disorders have increased ... Read on »