Tests & Treatment
Improved Liver Evaluation Test Available in the U.S.
The FDA gave FibroScan® the green light, an approval projected to drastically improve liver fibrosis testing.
Although the risks associated with most operations are much higher for people over the age of 65, studies prove that liver transplant surgery is an exception. As transplant centers learn of this realization, age will no longer limit a person’s transplant eligibility.
Investigation into why a liver becomes fibrotic and possibly cirrhotic has led English researchers on a quest to stop this undesirable chain of events. By discovering that sulfasalazine holds promise for reversing scar tissue in the liver, they may have changed the future treatment goals for liver disease.
In addition to being the reigning cause of chronic liver disease in the United States, Hepatitis C is also the most common reason for liver transplants in this country. A liver transplant is typically performed as a last resort, and is only considered when all other forms of treatment have been unsuccessful. Referred to as […]
Are you unclear of what your doctor tests to assess the health of your liver? You are not alone. Learn to understand the conclusions drawn from liver function tests so you aren’t left in the dark about your own diagnosis.
Being informed leads to the best treatment decisions. If you are a candidate for interferon therapy or simply want to learn more about the most common medical treatment for viral hepatitis, this article can be your introduction to how it works, and more importantly, how effective it is.
For good historical reason, liver cancer is a feared consequence of liver disease. Learn more about the array of inventive options modern technology provides and the encouraging reasons why hope may replace the fear that previously gripped liver disease patients.