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Should Alcoholics with Liver Failure Receive Liver Transplants? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 12:00am Here's an interesting question. Should alcoholics with liver failure be candidates for liver transplants, some of which will presumably paid for by health insurance or public funds? A recent article raised this controversial topic (see: Liver Transplant Can Give Some Alcoholics a Second Chance, Says French Study ). Below is an excerp ... Read on »
Alli Possible Cause of Liver Failure by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 25 Aug 2009 5:32pm FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Aug. 24, 2009 Media Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 301-796-4668, Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA Issues Early Communication about Ongoing Safety Review of Weight Loss Drug Orlistat Review includes both prescription drug Xenical and OTC drug Alli The U.S. Foo ... Read on »
Coagulation tests in liver failure by pathologystudent Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 8:19am Q. In liver cirrhosis, why is the PTT not elevated? In all of my review books, it says the PT is used as one of the ways to evaluate liver function. But it seems like the PTT should also be elevated! A. Both the PT and the PTT can be prolonged in liver failure. The liver makes most of the coagulation factors – including the factors i ... Read on »
The Drug Warfarin May Help Prevent Liver Failure In Thousands Of People With Hepatitis C by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 03 Aug 2008 4:03pm In a study published tomorrow (1 August) in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, researchers show that warfarin reduces the scarring on the liver caused by Hepatitis C. This scarring, or fibrosis, replaces normal liver cells and can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and ultimately liver failure. Following the new findings in mouse models, t ... Read on »
Weight-Loss Drugs and Risk of Liver Failure by FDA Posted Wed 26 May 2010 7:40am Printer-friendly PDF (348 KB) There is a potential, rare occurrence of liver failure in people who take the weight-loss medications Xenical or Alli, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The active ingredient in both of these drugs is orlistat. Xenical(orlistat 120 mg) is a pres ... Read on »
Tylenol-Induced Liver Failure Presents Own Set of Problems by Medline Plus Posted Wed 17 Jul 2013 12:00pm Poorer mental, physical health reported by overdose survivors compared to other liver failure patients Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Liver Diseases , Medication Errors , Pain Relievers Read on »
Diet Supplement Recalled After Being Linked to Liver Failure and Death by Posted Wed 20 Nov 2013 10:00am OxyElite Pro, a diet supplement marketed for weight loss and muscle growth, was recalled after being linked to acute liver failure and cases of hepatitis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the supplement caused one death and several patients required liver transplants. The FDA is advising people to immediately stop using O ... Read on »
CASE AND COMMENTARY: Liver Failure After Chemotherapy: Did We Forget Something? by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Thu 03 Nov 2011 8:00am A woman undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer developed fulminant liver failure after clinicians failed to check whether she had a history of hepatitis. Read on »
High success rate for liver transplants at Delhi's Apollo by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm New Delhi: She came to Delhi from a Middle Eastern country with a rare disease and little hope of surviving. Three weeks later, this three-year-old girl left India with new hopes in her eyes, which had dramatically turned white from the deep yellow she was born with, fully cured and assured of living a normal life. The girl, whose id ... 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 »