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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.
Alcohol related ER visits on the rise especially among women, finds study

Alcohol related ER visits on the rise especially among women, finds study

Emerging pharmacologic approach may inhibit NASH

Emerging pharmacologic approach may inhibit NASH

Unique liver function of South American amphibian could pave way for finding a cure to cirrhosis

Unique liver function of South American amphibian could pave way for finding a cure to cirrhosis

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Pioneering research project aims to develop better diagnostic tests for NAFLD

Pioneering research project aims to develop better diagnostic tests for NAFLD

Study identifies molecular pathway critical to development of fibrosis

Study identifies molecular pathway critical to development of fibrosis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute tests promising new treatment for HBV infection

Texas Biomedical Research Institute tests promising new treatment for HBV infection

Fat hormone associated with NASH may be effective target for therapeutic intervention

Fat hormone associated with NASH may be effective target for therapeutic intervention

New review addresses aspects of nutrition in liver transplant candidates with cirrhosis

New review addresses aspects of nutrition in liver transplant candidates with cirrhosis

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Study finds increasing health care costs for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis

Study finds increasing health care costs for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

Liver cirrhosis mortality found to be greater than that of five major cancers

Liver cirrhosis mortality found to be greater than that of five major cancers

Study finds rise in pregnancy rates among women with chronic liver disease

Study finds rise in pregnancy rates among women with chronic liver disease

Common acid reflux drugs linked to progression of chronic liver disease

Common acid reflux drugs linked to progression of chronic liver disease

Experts call for greater focus on effective screening methods to help save lives from digestive cancers

Experts call for greater focus on effective screening methods to help save lives from digestive cancers

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day linked to reduced mortality risk in HIV-HCV patients

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day linked to reduced mortality risk in HIV-HCV patients