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  • viral
  • If your patient has hepatitis C and you would like a review regarding suitability for liver transplantation ahead of starting anti-viral therapy please write to Dr Mark Aldersley, Dr Ramu Chimakurthi or Dr Ian Rowe. (leedsth.nhs.uk)
  • hypertension
  • A 67-year-old, 78 kg, 176 cm man with a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and decompensated liver disease secondary to hepatitis C virus (HCV) with portal hypertension, ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy presented for retransplantation with an MELD score of 31. (hindawi.com)
  • De novo hypertension after liver transplantation. (ahajournals.org)
  • infections
  • The liver is a vital organ and it has several key functions to perform - it helps to filter and dispose toxic materials from the blood, fuels the body with the energy it needs to function, wards off viruses and infections, produces blood-clotting factors, regulates sex hormones, cholesterol levels and vitamin and mineral supplies in the body. (fortishealthcare.com)
  • Liver disease is the most common cause of death after heart disease, stroke, chest infections and cancer. (fortishealthcare.com)
  • severe
  • He had undergone liver transplantation 18 months previously that was complicated by a severe recurrence of HCV infection, partially responding to therapy with interferon and ribavirin. (hindawi.com)
  • disease
  • Learn about the AASLD Foundation's initiatives, how to get involved in our work, and why we need your help in the fight against liver disease. (aasld.org)
  • These two surgical pioneers built multidisciplinary teams and collaborated closely over the following two decades, overcoming enormous technical, biological and societal obstacles to establish transplantation as the only curative treatment for most forms of end-stage liver disease. (springer.com)
  • a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts. (sickkids.ca)
  • For all patients with alcohol or substance related liver disease a clear history of timing of presentation, first advice regarding the misuse and abstinence history is essential, including information as to how and when they have engaged with alcohol or substance misuse services. (leedsth.nhs.uk)
  • decompensation of the liver disease. (heart-intl.net)