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Patients with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to get new drug

The NHS is to pay for around 500 people with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to receive a new drug which could cure them, without waiting for guidance from the advisory body, Nice.<p>The new drug, Sofosbuvir, has been shown to cure 90% of people with hepatitis C infection and is causing …

How Transplanted Pig Lungs Could Save Human Patients

Martine Rothblatt, the founder and CEO of the Maryland-based drug company United Therapeutics, entered the orphan drug business to develop pharmaceutical treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare but deadly heart disease. Rothblatt spoke with PopMech about the art and science of …

‘Govt Can Pitch in to Bring Down Liver Transplant Costs’

Lack of cadaveric donors is affecting organ donation in the country, says Dr Arvinder Singh Soin, chief hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon at …

Liver Transplant - Department home

Liver transplant expertise for complex liver issues<p>Mayo Clinic's liver transplant doctors and surgeons use proven innovations to successfully treat …

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Update in intensive care medicine: acute liver failure. Initial management, supportive treatment and who to transplant.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute liver failure (ALF) is associated with significant mortality. Although specific therapies may be available, the evidence …

Vietnam vet's family pleads for help finding liver transplant

Updated:Saturday, May 19 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:50:17 GMT<p>Nineteen game wardens who made the ultimate sacrifice, serving the people of Texas, …

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Center volume, competition, and outcome in German liver transplant centers

Transplantation Research2014<b>3</b>:6<p><b>Received:</b> 7 January 2014<p><b>Accepted:</b> 31 January 2014<p><b>Published:</b> 10 February 2014<p>In recent years, a growing body of …

Barcelona release Eric Abidal after his return from liver transplant

Eric Abidal will be leaving Barcelona after six trophy-laden seasons and having fought back from a liver tumour and a liver transplant to play again.<p>Abidal, who will turn 34 in July, said on Thursday that he would have liked to continue playing for the Spanish club. He made his playing return from …

Lou Reed says he's 'bigger and stronger' after liver transplant

Lou Reed has declared that he is "bigger and stronger than ever" after recently undergoing a liver transplant. In the first official statement since his wife, Laurie Anderson, revealed that he was "dying" of liver failure, the former Velvet Underground frontman credited both "modern medicine" and …

There's A New Scandal Forming Around The Doctor Who Performed Steve Jobs' Liver Transplant

It's behind a paywall, but it's a really good story, and worth the $5 if you're even moderately interested in learning more about health care, and how people in the U.S. deal with trying to get a liver transplant.<p>The story has new details about the relationship between Steve Jobs and Dr. James …

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Eric Abidal says Dani Alves offered him part of his liver for transplant

Eric Abidal said on Sunday that his former Barcelona team-mate Dani Alves had offered him part of his liver when he needed a transplant last year.<p>Abidal told Catalunya Radio that Dani Alves, who now wears Abidal's old number 22, "wanted to give me his liver but it couldn't be" because it would have …

Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant

Lou Reed, the US songwriter, poet and vocalist with the Velvet Underground, had a liver transplant last month, according to his wife, the musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson.<p>"It's as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don't get it for fun," said Anderson, who added that her husband …

Britain faces a liver disease 'epidemic'

Like many illnesses, it began with aches, pains and overwhelming tiredness. "Some days I couldn't be bothered," recounts Joanne Boyle, outwardly relaxed at the family home in Middlesbrough. "Then I noticed my stomach was a little bit swollen and then, come (last) Christmas Day I was just so ill. I …

Heavy drinkers to be considered for NHS liver transplants

People with a severe drink-related liver disease are to be considered for transplant for the first time, reopening the debate over whether people who are thought to bring ill health on themselves deserve expensive treatment.<p>The decision by the NHS's blood and transplant service (NHSBT) comes at a …

Who deserves a new liver? Anyone who needs one

How heartening that people with alcohol-related liver disease are to be considered for liver transplants. NHS's blood and transport service (NHSBT) associate medical director, James Neuberger, said: "We're transplanting humans, not angels." Neuberger's comment concerned the ongoing debate about …

New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.<p>In a series of clinical trial results, a new generation of antiviral medications was able to clear …

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