How Will I Know If I Need a Liver Transplant?
Find out the signs of liver failure, as well as the factors that go into determining if someone is a good candidate for a liver transplant.
â€œIt’s predicted that by the end of this decade, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease will be be the most common underlying reason why people are required to have liver transplants, overtaking alcohol.â€
Have you heard that specialized liver cancer cells are part of an elaborate, investigational treatment for end stage liver disease?
Did you know that a bio-artificial liver is currently in human trials? Similar to how hemodialysis can be a lifesaver for those with kidney failure, the bio-artificial liver can do the same for those facing liver failure.
For those facing end stage liver disease, attempts will be made to improve the fairness of liver transplant allocation.
When conceptions about liver disease stray far from the truth, efforts to prevent, detect and treat are hampered.
New findings show the possibility of prolactin’s (milk-maker hormone) ability to improve regeneration when the liver becomes compromised, or after surgery.
A new stem cell technique shows potential to aid a range of patients – including people with inherited metabolic liver problems, type 1 diabetes, as well as patients needing a liver or pancreas transplantation.