Cirrhosis

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.
What is Cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis is a severe form of liver disease wherein normal liver tissue is replaced by scar tissue (fibrous tissue).

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Liver cancer cells cause stromal cells to secrete protein  that enhances tumor growth

Liver cancer cells cause stromal cells to secrete protein that enhances tumor growth

Study: Frailty is a risk factor among women waiting for liver transplants

Study: Frailty is a risk factor among women waiting for liver transplants

Beta-blockers show anti-inflammatory effects in cirrhosis

Beta-blockers show anti-inflammatory effects in cirrhosis

New article highlights health disparities, social determinants of health

New article highlights health disparities, social determinants of health

Non-invasive MRI technology helps improve surgical decision-making in liver cancer care

Non-invasive MRI technology helps improve surgical decision-making in liver cancer care

NMR-based diagnostic tool could be used to detect fatty liver disease or liver fibrosis

NMR-based diagnostic tool could be used to detect fatty liver disease or liver fibrosis

Systemic inflammation increases over various stages of liver cirrhosis, shows study

Systemic inflammation increases over various stages of liver cirrhosis, shows study

Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

Scientists find significant differences in liver-related mortality rates in the U.S

Scientists find significant differences in liver-related mortality rates in the U.S

LOX plays a number of key roles in promoting skin and organ fibrosis in scleroderma

LOX plays a number of key roles in promoting skin and organ fibrosis in scleroderma

Study could pave the way for potential urine test to diagnose liver fibrosis

Study could pave the way for potential urine test to diagnose liver fibrosis

Study reveals new source of abnormal lymphatic flow that may account for plastic bronchitis

Study reveals new source of abnormal lymphatic flow that may account for plastic bronchitis

A substantial minority of middle-aged adults have liver fibrosis

A substantial minority of middle-aged adults have liver fibrosis

SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens found in non-pulmonary tissues in recovering patients

SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens found in non-pulmonary tissues in recovering patients

Dietary supplement helps prevent fatty liver disease in rats

Dietary supplement helps prevent fatty liver disease in rats

Dietary restriction effective in reducing the odds of developing liver cancer from fatty liver

Dietary restriction effective in reducing the odds of developing liver cancer from fatty liver

Researchers apply a novel technique to improve understanding of liver disease, immune activation

Researchers apply a novel technique to improve understanding of liver disease, immune activation

Serum metabolite profile can help identify individuals at risk of alcohol-related disease

Serum metabolite profile can help identify individuals at risk of alcohol-related disease

Start-up receives NIH grant to accelerate development of contrast agent to detect liver fibrosis

Start-up receives NIH grant to accelerate development of contrast agent to detect liver fibrosis

Even mild fatty liver disease associated with higher risk of all-cause mortality

Even mild fatty liver disease associated with higher risk of all-cause mortality