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The liver is one of the largest solid organs of the body. It is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most of the organ lies under cover of the rib cage.
SLU study finds that length of stay in ED makes no real difference in mortality of trauma patient

SLU study finds that length of stay in ED makes no real difference in mortality of trauma patient

The amount of time a trauma patient stays in the emergency department (ED) makes no real difference in the patient's mortality, researchers at Saint Louis University found in a recent study. [More]
Transplanting multi-layered sheet of liver cells into damaged liver improves function in test animals

Transplanting multi-layered sheet of liver cells into damaged liver improves function in test animals

Liver transplantation is currently the only established treatment for patients with end stage liver failure. However, this treatment is limited by the shortage of donors and the conditional integrity and suitability of the available organs. Transplanting donor hepatocytes (liver cells) into the liver as an alternative to liver transplantation also has drawbacks as the rate of survival of primary hepatocytes is limited and often severe complications can result from the transplantation procedure. [More]
Yale study identifies new barrier to caring for chronic hepatitis C patients

Yale study identifies new barrier to caring for chronic hepatitis C patients

Nearly one in four patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) are denied initial approval for a drug therapy that treats the most common strain of the infection, according to a Yale School of Medicine study. [More]
High dietary iron intake suppresses hormone that regulates appetite

High dietary iron intake suppresses hormone that regulates appetite

Here's one more reason to cut down on the amount of red meat you eat. Using an animal model, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite. [More]
Older people drink unsafe amounts of alcohol, study finds

Older people drink unsafe amounts of alcohol, study finds

One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels - over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week - according to a study by King's College London. The research in inner-city London, published in BMJ Open, found these unsafe older drinkers are more likely to be of higher socioeconomic status. [More]
New data shows liver cancer has significantly increased in Queensland since the mid-90s

New data shows liver cancer has significantly increased in Queensland since the mid-90s

Incidence rates of the most common type of liver cancer have significantly increased in Queensland since the mid-90s, new data shows. [More]
Researchers identify strategy to prevent adenoviruses from multiplying and causing sickness in humans

Researchers identify strategy to prevent adenoviruses from multiplying and causing sickness in humans

Using an animal model they developed, Saint Louis University and Utah State university researchers have identified a strategy that could keep a common group of viruses called adenoviruses from replicating and causing sickness in humans. [More]

Breath test for liver disease detection moves closer

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published results that suggest a non-invasive breath test for liver disease using an IONICON PTR-MS. [More]
SLUCare cardiac surgeon aims to connect underserved population in St. Louis region with health care services

SLUCare cardiac surgeon aims to connect underserved population in St. Louis region with health care services

A new project spearheaded by a Saint Louis University cardiac surgeon is aiming to connect an underserved population with health care services in the St. Louis region. [More]
New study offers first clinical recommendations for headache diagnosis in pregnant women

New study offers first clinical recommendations for headache diagnosis in pregnant women

If a pregnant woman with high blood pressure and no history of headache suddenly develops a headache that quickly gets worse, she could be at risk for pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia, which put both the mother and fetus at risk. [More]
Multi-national group of scientists developing new test for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Multi-national group of scientists developing new test for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

A group of clinicians and geochemists are working to develop a test for the most common form of primary liver cancer, HCC (Hepatocellular Carcinoma). HCC kills over 600,000 people worldwide every year. [More]
Advanced liver damage in hepatitis C patients grossly underestimated and underdiagnosed

Advanced liver damage in hepatitis C patients grossly underestimated and underdiagnosed

The number of hepatitis C patients suffering from advanced liver damage may be grossly underestimated and underdiagnosed, according to a study led by researchers at Henry Ford Health System and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [More]
New Johns Hopkins study shows hepatitis C infection may spell heart trouble

New Johns Hopkins study shows hepatitis C infection may spell heart trouble

People infected with the hepatitis C virus are at risk for liver damage, but the results of a new Johns Hopkins study now show the infection may also spell heart trouble. [More]
Breath analysis shows potential biomarkers for early-stage diagnosis of liver disease

Breath analysis shows potential biomarkers for early-stage diagnosis of liver disease

A natural compound called limonene, which is found in oranges and lemons, could be indicative in early-stage diagnosis of liver disease, according to research published in the journal EBioMedicine by researchers in the Molecular Physics Group at the University of Birmingham. [More]
Urban emergency department sees high rates of HCV infection among intravenous drug users, Baby Boomers

Urban emergency department sees high rates of HCV infection among intravenous drug users, Baby Boomers

An urban emergency department that set up a hepatitis C testing protocol saw high rates of infection among intravenous drug users and Baby Boomers, with three-quarters of those testing positive unaware they were infected. [More]
Einstein and Montefiore researchers receive $1.2 million grant to advance spinal cord injury research

Einstein and Montefiore researchers receive $1.2 million grant to advance spinal cord injury research

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System have received a $1.2 million grant from New York State to advance their promising technology for treating paralysis and other effects of spinal cord injuries (SCI). [More]
Results of IPC survey identifying 21 psoriasis research priorities published in British Journal of Dermatology

Results of IPC survey identifying 21 psoriasis research priorities published in British Journal of Dermatology

The British Journal of Dermatology has published online the results of an International Psoriasis Council (IPC) survey identifying 21 psoriasis research priorities. The results will also appear in a future print edition of the journal. [More]
Hospital physicians rarely identify or address overweight/obesity in children

Hospital physicians rarely identify or address overweight/obesity in children

Physicians and physician trainees fail to identify or address overweight/obesity in over 90 percent of hospitalized children, according to new research from a Saint Louis University pediatric hospitalist. [More]
Exalenz Bioscience, Galectin Therapeutics to use BreathID test to assess GR-MD-O2 efficacy in NASH Cirrhosis patients

Exalenz Bioscience, Galectin Therapeutics to use BreathID test to assess GR-MD-O2 efficacy in NASH Cirrhosis patients

Exalenz Bioscience, a leader in developing and marketing non-invasive medical devices for diagnosing and monitoring a range of gastrointestinal and liver diseases, today announced a collaboration with Galectin Therapeutics to use the BreathID test to monitor patients in a Phase II study evaluating GR-MD-02. [More]
Common gout medications may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease, inflammation

Common gout medications may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease, inflammation

New research in mice shows that two commonly used gout medications, which target uric acid and adenosine triphosphate, may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease and inflammation. [More]
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