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Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue, partially blocking the flow of blood through the liver. Scarring also impairs the liver’s ability to control infections, remove bacteria and toxins from the blood, process nutrients, hormones and drugs, make proteins that regulate blood clotting and produce bile to help absorb fats—including cholesterol—and fat-soluble vitamins.
FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

Computational analysis of open-access data points to new ways of using drugs

Computational analysis of open-access data points to new ways of using drugs

New study links hepatic inflammation to western diet

New study links hepatic inflammation to western diet

New LI-RADS can improve interpretation of CT and MR imaging

New LI-RADS can improve interpretation of CT and MR imaging

Singapore researchers discover new mechanism in the liver's response to blocked bile ducts

Singapore researchers discover new mechanism in the liver's response to blocked bile ducts

New study uncovers low rates of palliative care referral in patients with end-stage liver disease

New study uncovers low rates of palliative care referral in patients with end-stage liver disease

Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds

Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals

New drug offers hope to patients with hepatitis C

New drug offers hope to patients with hepatitis C

Researchers link intestinal fungi to increased risk of death in patients with alcoholic liver disease

Researchers link intestinal fungi to increased risk of death in patients with alcoholic liver disease

MAGNET study: MRE can be accurate, non-invasive tool to detect liver fibrosis in children

MAGNET study: MRE can be accurate, non-invasive tool to detect liver fibrosis in children

Statins may provide favorable effects in patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable effects in patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Study uncovers potential new therapeutic targets for HCV infections

Study uncovers potential new therapeutic targets for HCV infections

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Study shows how probiotic improves integrity of the GI epithelial cell wall in HIV patients

Study shows how probiotic improves integrity of the GI epithelial cell wall in HIV patients

Researchers uncover new mechanism that explains cause of portal hypertension

Researchers uncover new mechanism that explains cause of portal hypertension

Infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis relapse data presented at AAN

Infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis relapse data presented at AAN

Study sets stage for potential stool-based test to detect advanced liver fibrosis

Study sets stage for potential stool-based test to detect advanced liver fibrosis

Researchers take important step toward using transplanted fetal cells to treat liver failure

Researchers take important step toward using transplanted fetal cells to treat liver failure

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD