Ruth G. Pilar

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Cirrhosis and Chronic Liver Failure: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

What is cirrhosis?<p>Cirrhosis (say: sih-ROH-sis) is a disease of the liver. Normally, your liver does many things. It helps your body digest fat and …

Special Considerations in Interpreting Liver Function Tests - American Family Physician

A number of pitfalls can be encountered in the interpretation of common blood liver function tests. These tests can be normal in patients with …

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Preventive Strategies in Chronic Liver Disease: Part I. Alcohol, Vaccines, Toxic Medications and Supplements, Diet and Exercise - American Family Physician

Preventive Strategies<p>ABSTINENCE FROM ALCOHOL<p>Alcohol consumption has been associated with alcoholic hepatitis, fatty infiltration of the liver, …

Problem Drinking and Alcoholism: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Alcoholism is one of the most common psychiatric disorders with a prevalence of 8 to 14 percent. This heritable disease is frequently accompanied by …

Cirrhosis: Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention - American Family Physician

Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. It accounted for 29,165 deaths in 2007, with a mortality rate of 9.7 per 100,000 …

Jaundice in the Adult Patient - American Family Physician

Jaundice in an adult patient can be caused by a wide variety of benign or life-threatening disorders. Organizing the differential diagnosis by …