Liver Failure, Acute: A form of rapid-onset LIVER FAILURE, also known as fulminant hepatic failure, caused by severe liver injury or massive loss of HEPATOCYTES. It is characterized by sudden development of liver dysfunction and JAUNDICE. Acute liver failure may progress to exhibit cerebral dysfunction even HEPATIC COMA depending on the etiology that includes hepatic ISCHEMIA, drug toxicity, malignant infiltration, and viral hepatitis such as post-transfusion HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C.Liver Failure: Severe inability of the LIVER to perform its normal metabolic functions, as evidenced by severe JAUNDICE and abnormal serum levels of AMMONIA; BILIRUBIN; ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE; ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE; LACTATE DEHYDROGENASES; and albumin/globulin ratio. (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed)Liver Transplantation: The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.Liver, Artificial: Devices for simulating the activities of the liver. They often consist of a hybrid between both biological and artificial materials.Liver Diseases: Pathological processes of the LIVER.Liver: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.Heart Failure: A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.Hepatic Encephalopathy: A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)Liver Cirrhosis: Liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.Liver Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the LIVER.Sorption Detoxification: Elimination of toxic or biologically active substances from body fluids by interaction with a sorbent medium. The types of media include absorbents, adsorbents, ion-exchange materials, and complexing agents. Detoxification can be extracorporeal (hemodialysis, hemofiltration, hemoperfusion, plasmapheresis), or occur inside the body (enterosorption, peritoneal dialysis).End Stage Liver Disease: Final stage of a liver disease when the liver failure is irreversible and LIVER TRANSPLANTATION is needed.Acetaminophen: Analgesic antipyretic derivative of acetanilide. It has weak anti-inflammatory properties and is used as a common analgesic, but may cause liver, blood cell, and kidney damage.Drug-Induced Liver Injury: A spectrum of clinical liver diseases ranging from mild biochemical abnormalities to ACUTE LIVER FAILURE, caused by drugs, drug metabolites, and chemicals from the environment.Liver Function Tests: Blood tests that are used to evaluate how well a patient's liver is working and also to help diagnose liver conditions.Liver Regeneration: Repair or renewal of hepatic tissue.Analgesics, Non-Narcotic: A subclass of analgesic agents that typically do not bind to OPIOID RECEPTORS and are not addictive. Many non-narcotic analgesics are offered as NONPRESCRIPTION DRUGS.Fatty Liver: Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells resulting in a yellow-colored liver. The abnormal lipid accumulation is usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES, either as a single large droplet or multiple small droplets. Fatty liver is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of FATTY ACIDS.GalactosamineHepatectomy: Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)Hepatocytes: The main structural component of the LIVER. They are specialized EPITHELIAL CELLS that are organized into interconnected plates called lobules.Microsomes, Liver: Closed vesicles of fragmented endoplasmic reticulum created when liver cells or tissue are disrupted by homogenization. They may be smooth or rough.Treatment Failure: A measure of the quality of health care by assessment of unsuccessful results of management and procedures used in combating disease, in individual cases or series.Bilirubin: A bile pigment that is a degradation product of HEME.Fatal Outcome: Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.Mitochondria, Liver: Mitochondria in hepatocytes. As in all mitochondria, there are an outer membrane and an inner membrane, together creating two separate mitochondrial compartments: the internal matrix space and a much narrower intermembrane space. In the liver mitochondrion, an estimated 67% of the total mitochondrial proteins is located in the matrix. (From Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2d ed, p343-4)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Liver Circulation: The circulation of BLOOD through the LIVER.Hyperammonemia: Elevated level of AMMONIA in the blood. It is a sign of defective CATABOLISM of AMINO ACIDS or ammonia to UREA.Mushroom Poisoning: Poisoning from ingestion of mushrooms, primarily from, but not restricted to, toxic varieties.Hepatitis: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER.Alanine Transaminase: An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 18.104.22.168.Multiple Organ Failure: A progressive condition usually characterized by combined failure of several organs such as the lungs, liver, kidney, along with some clotting mechanisms, usually postinjury or postoperative.Liver Diseases, Alcoholic: Liver diseases associated with ALCOHOLISM. It usually refers to the coexistence of two or more subentities, i.e., ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER; ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS; and ALCOHOLIC CIRRHOSIS.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic: FIBROSIS of the hepatic parenchyma due to chronic excess ALCOHOL DRINKING.Extracorporeal Circulation: Diversion of blood flow through a circuit located outside the body but continuous with the bodily circulation.Hepatitis, Autoimmune: A chronic self-perpetuating hepatocellular INFLAMMATION of unknown cause, usually with HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA and serum AUTOANTIBODIES.Portal Vein: A short thick vein formed by union of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein.Artificial Organs: Devices intended to replace non-functioning organs. They may be temporary or permanent. Since they are intended always to function as the natural organs they are replacing, they should be differentiated from PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS and specific types of prostheses which, though also replacements for body parts, are frequently cosmetic (EYE, ARTIFICIAL) as well as functional (ARTIFICIAL LIMBS).Drug Overdose: Accidental or deliberate use of a medication or street drug in excess of normal dosage.Liver Extracts: Extracts of liver tissue containing uncharacterized specific factors with specific activities; a soluble thermostable fraction of mammalian liver is used in the treatment of pernicious anemia.Hepatolenticular Degeneration: A rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by the deposition of copper in the BRAIN; LIVER; CORNEA; and other organs. It is caused by defects in the ATP7B gene encoding copper-transporting ATPase 2 (EC 22.214.171.124), also known as the Wilson disease protein. The overload of copper inevitably leads to progressive liver and neurological dysfunction such as LIVER CIRRHOSIS; TREMOR; ATAXIA and intellectual deterioration. Hepatic dysfunction may precede neurologic dysfunction by several years.Liver Neoplasms, Experimental: Experimentally induced tumors of the LIVER.Carcinoma, Hepatocellular: A primary malignant neoplasm of epithelial liver cells. It ranges from a well-differentiated tumor with EPITHELIAL CELLS indistinguishable from normal HEPATOCYTES to a poorly differentiated neoplasm. The cells may be uniform or markedly pleomorphic, or form GIANT CELLS. Several classification schemes have been suggested.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Ammonia: A colorless alkaline gas. It is formed in the body during decomposition of organic materials during a large number of metabolically important reactions. Note that the aqueous form of ammonia is referred to as AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Hepatitis, Alcoholic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER due to ALCOHOL ABUSE. It is characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES, infiltration by NEUTROPHILS, and deposit of MALLORY BODIES. Depending on its severity, the inflammatory lesion may be reversible or progress to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.Kidney Failure, Chronic: The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Cross Circulation: The circulation in a portion of the body of one individual of blood supplied from another individual.Keratin-18: A type I keratin found associated with KERATIN-8 in simple, or predominately single layered, internal epithelia.Liver Abscess: Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.Trilogy of Fallot: A combination of congenital heart defects consisting of three key features including ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS; PULMONARY STENOSIS; and RIGHT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY.Hepatitis B, Chronic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS B VIRUS lasting six months or more. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.Prothrombin Time: Clotting time of PLASMA recalcified in the presence of excess TISSUE THROMBOPLASTIN. Factors measured are FIBRINOGEN; PROTHROMBIN; FACTOR V; FACTOR VII; and FACTOR X. It is used for monitoring anticoagulant therapy with COUMARINS.Hepatitis B: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.Failure to Thrive: A condition of substandard growth or diminished capacity to maintain normal function.Cholestasis: Impairment of bile flow due to obstruction in small bile ducts (INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS) or obstruction in large bile ducts (EXTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS).Transaminases: A subclass of enzymes of the transferase class that catalyze the transfer of an amino group from a donor (generally an amino acid) to an acceptor (generally a 2-keto acid). Most of these enzymes are pyridoxyl phosphate proteins. (Dorland, 28th ed) EC 2.6.1.Hepatic Veins: Veins which drain the liver.Albumins: Water-soluble proteins found in egg whites, blood, lymph, and other tissues and fluids. They coagulate upon heating.Hepatorenal Syndrome: Functional KIDNEY FAILURE in patients with liver disease, usually LIVER CIRRHOSIS or portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL), and in the absence of intrinsic renal disease or kidney abnormality. It is characterized by intense renal vasculature constriction, reduced renal blood flow, OLIGURIA, and sodium retention.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Tyrosinemias: A group of disorders which have in common elevations of tyrosine in the blood and urine secondary to an enzyme deficiency. Type I tyrosinemia features episodic weakness, self-mutilation, hepatic necrosis, renal tubular injury, and seizures and is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme fumarylacetoacetase. Type II tyrosinemia features INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY, painful corneal ulcers, and keratoses of the palms and plantar surfaces and is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme TYROSINE TRANSAMINASE. Type III tyrosinemia features INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY and is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme 4-HYDROXYPHENYLPYRUVATE DIOXYGENASE. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp42-3)Carbon Tetrachloride: A solvent for oils, fats, lacquers, varnishes, rubber waxes, and resins, and a starting material in the manufacturing of organic compounds. Poisoning by inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption is possible and may be fatal. (Merck Index, 11th ed)Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Amanita: A genus of fungi of the family Agaricaceae, order Agaricales; most species are poisonous.Intracranial Pressure: Pressure within the cranial cavity. It is influenced by brain mass, the circulatory system, CSF dynamics, and skull rigidity.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Living Donors: Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Hepatitis, Viral, Human: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).Intracranial Hypertension: Increased pressure within the cranial vault. This may result from several conditions, including HYDROCEPHALUS; BRAIN EDEMA; intracranial masses; severe systemic HYPERTENSION; PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI; and other disorders.Plasma Exchange: Removal of plasma and replacement with various fluids, e.g., fresh frozen plasma, plasma protein fractions (PPF), albumin preparations, dextran solutions, saline. Used in treatment of autoimmune diseases, immune complex diseases, diseases of excess plasma factors, and other conditions.Bile Ducts: The channels that collect and transport the bile secretion from the BILE CANALICULI, the smallest branch of the BILIARY TRACT in the LIVER, through the bile ductules, the bile ducts out the liver, and to the GALLBLADDER for storage.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Acute Kidney Injury: Abrupt reduction in kidney function. Acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; ACUTE KIDNEY TUBULAR NECROSIS; and other less severe conditions.Protoporphyria, Erythropoietic: An autosomal dominant porphyria that is due to a deficiency of FERROCHELATASE (heme synthetase) in both the LIVER and the BONE MARROW, the last enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. Clinical features include mainly neurological symptoms, rarely cutaneous lesions, and elevated levels of protoporphyrin and COPROPORPHYRINS in the feces.Hepatic Artery: A branch of the celiac artery that distributes to the stomach, pancreas, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, and greater omentum.Cholestasis, Intrahepatic: Impairment of bile flow due to injury to the HEPATOCYTES; BILE CANALICULI; or the intrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC).Diffuse Cerebral Sclerosis of Schilder: A rare central nervous system demyelinating condition affecting children and young adults. Pathologic findings include a large, sharply defined, asymmetric focus of myelin destruction that may involve an entire lobe or cerebral hemisphere. The clinical course tends to be progressive and includes dementia, cortical blindness, cortical deafness, spastic hemiplegia, and pseudobulbar palsy. Concentric sclerosis of Balo is differentiated from diffuse cerebral sclerosis of Schilder by the pathologic finding of alternating bands of destruction and preservation of myelin in concentric rings. Alpers' Syndrome refers to a heterogeneous group of diseases that feature progressive cerebral deterioration and liver disease. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p914; Dev Neurosci 1991;13(4-5):267-73)Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental: Experimentally induced chronic injuries to the parenchymal cells in the liver to achieve a model for LIVER CIRRHOSIS.Hepatitis B virus: The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Waiting Lists: Prospective patient listings for appointments or treatments.Jaundice: A clinical manifestation of HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA, characterized by the yellowish staining of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA. Clinical jaundice usually is a sign of LIVER dysfunction.Necrosis: The pathological process occurring in cells that are dying from irreparable injuries. It is caused by the progressive, uncontrolled action of degradative ENZYMES, leading to MITOCHONDRIAL SWELLING, nuclear flocculation, and cell lysis. It is distinct it from APOPTOSIS, which is a normal, regulated cellular process.Hypertension, Portal: Abnormal increase of resistance to blood flow within the hepatic PORTAL SYSTEM, frequently seen in LIVER CIRRHOSIS and conditions with obstruction of the PORTAL VEIN.Biliary Tract: The BILE DUCTS and the GALLBLADDER.Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary: FIBROSIS of the hepatic parenchyma due to obstruction of BILE flow (CHOLESTASIS) in the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC; BILE DUCTS, EXTRAHEPATIC). Primary biliary cirrhosis involves the destruction of small intra-hepatic bile ducts and bile secretion. Secondary biliary cirrhosis is produced by prolonged obstruction of large intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts from a variety of causes.Portacaval Shunt, Surgical: Surgical portasystemic shunt between the portal vein and inferior vena cava.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Citrullinemia: A group of diseases related to a deficiency of the enzyme ARGININOSUCCINATE SYNTHASE which causes an elevation of serum levels of CITRULLINE. In neonates, clinical manifestations include lethargy, hypotonia, and SEIZURES. Milder forms also occur. Childhood and adult forms may present with recurrent episodes of intermittent weakness, lethargy, ATAXIA, behavioral changes, and DYSARTHRIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p49)Liver Glycogen: Glycogen stored in the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)Swine: Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Ascites: Accumulation or retention of free fluid within the peritoneal cavity.Deanol: An antidepressive agent that has also been used in the treatment of movement disorders. The mechanism of action is not well understood.Hepatitis, Chronic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER with ongoing hepatocellular injury for 6 months or more, characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES and inflammatory cell (LEUKOCYTES) infiltration. Chronic hepatitis can be caused by viruses, medications, autoimmune diseases, and other unknown factors.Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Biliary Atresia: Progressive destruction or the absence of all or part of the extrahepatic BILE DUCTS, resulting in the complete obstruction of BILE flow. Usually, biliary atresia is found in infants and accounts for one third of the neonatal cholestatic JAUNDICE.Disease Progression: The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.Imino AcidsEsophageal and Gastric Varices: Dilated blood vessels in the ESOPHAGUS or GASTRIC FUNDUS that shunt blood from the portal circulation (PORTAL SYSTEM) to the systemic venous circulation. Often they are observed in individuals with portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL).Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Blood Coagulation Disorders: Hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders that occur as a consequence of abnormalities in blood coagulation due to a variety of factors such as COAGULATION PROTEIN DISORDERS; BLOOD PLATELET DISORDERS; BLOOD PROTEIN DISORDERS or nutritional conditions.Budd-Chiari Syndrome: A condition in which the hepatic venous outflow is obstructed anywhere from the small HEPATIC VEINS to the junction of the INFERIOR VENA CAVA and the RIGHT ATRIUM. Usually the blockage is extrahepatic and caused by blood clots (THROMBUS) or fibrous webs. Parenchymal FIBROSIS is uncommon.Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic: Passages within the liver for the conveyance of bile. Includes right and left hepatic ducts even though these may join outside the liver to form the common hepatic duct.Organ Size: The measurement of an organ in volume, mass, or heaviness.Hemoperfusion: Removal of toxins or metabolites from the circulation by the passing of blood, within a suitable extracorporeal circuit, over semipermeable microcapsules containing adsorbents (e.g., activated charcoal) or enzymes, other enzyme preparations (e.g., gel-entrapped microsomes, membrane-free enzymes bound to artificial carriers), or other adsorbents (e.g., various resins, albumin-conjugated agarose).Rats, Inbred Strains: Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.Graft Survival: The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Acetylcysteine: The N-acetyl derivative of CYSTEINE. It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients with HIV due to inhibition of viral stimulation by reactive oxygen intermediates.Phosphatidylethanolamine N-Methyltransferase: An enzyme that catalyses three sequential METHYLATION reactions for conversion of phosphatidylethanolamine to PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE.Dialysis: A process of selective diffusion through a membrane. It is usually used to separate low-molecular-weight solutes which diffuse through the membrane from the colloidal and high-molecular-weight solutes which do not. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Antiviral Agents: Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.Complement C3 Convertase, Alternative Pathway: A serine protease that is the complex of COMPLEMENT C3B and COMPLEMENT FACTOR BB. It cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT C3B in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY.Plasmapheresis: Procedure whereby plasma is separated and extracted from anticoagulated whole blood and the red cells retransfused to the donor. Plasmapheresis is also employed for therapeutic use.alpha-Fetoproteins: The first alpha-globulins to appear in mammalian sera during FETAL DEVELOPMENT and the dominant serum proteins in early embryonic life.Apoptosis: One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.International Normalized Ratio: System established by the World Health Organization and the International Committee on Thrombosis and Hemostasis for monitoring and reporting blood coagulation tests. Under this system, results are standardized using the International Sensitivity Index for the particular test reagent/instrument combination used.Graft Rejection: An immune response with both cellular and humoral components, directed against an allogeneic transplant, whose tissue antigens are not compatible with those of the recipient.Brain Edema: Increased intracellular or extracellular fluid in brain tissue. Cytotoxic brain edema (swelling due to increased intracellular fluid) is indicative of a disturbance in cell metabolism, and is commonly associated with hypoxic or ischemic injuries (see HYPOXIA, BRAIN). An increase in extracellular fluid may be caused by increased brain capillary permeability (vasogenic edema), an osmotic gradient, local blockages in interstitial fluid pathways, or by obstruction of CSF flow (e.g., obstructive HYDROCEPHALUS). (From Childs Nerv Syst 1992 Sep; 8(6):301-6)Amino Acids, Aromatic: Amino acids containing an aromatic side chain.Hepatitis A: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the HEPATOVIRUS genus, HUMAN HEPATITIS A VIRUS. It can be transmitted through fecal contamination of food or water.Indocyanine Green: A tricarbocyanine dye that is used diagnostically in liver function tests and to determine blood volume and cardiac output.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Equipment Failure: Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.Hemochromatosis: A disorder of iron metabolism characterized by a triad of HEMOSIDEROSIS; LIVER CIRRHOSIS; and DIABETES MELLITUS. It is caused by massive iron deposits in parenchymal cells that may develop after a prolonged increase of iron absorption. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed)ROC Curve: A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.Hyperbilirubinemia: A condition characterized by an abnormal increase of BILIRUBIN in the blood, which may result in JAUNDICE. Bilirubin, a breakdown product of HEME, is normally excreted in the BILE or further catabolized before excretion in the urine.Perfusion: Treatment process involving the injection of fluid into an organ or tissue.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Cardiac Output, Low: A state of subnormal or depressed cardiac output at rest or during stress. It is a characteristic of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, including congenital, valvular, rheumatic, hypertensive, coronary, and cardiomyopathic. The serious form of low cardiac output is characterized by marked reduction in STROKE VOLUME, and systemic vasoconstriction resulting in cold, pale, and sometimes cyanotic extremities.Renal Dialysis: Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.Tissue Donors: Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.Aspartate Aminotransferases: Enzymes of the transferase class that catalyze the conversion of L-aspartate and 2-ketoglutarate to oxaloacetate and L-glutamate. EC 126.96.36.199.Antipyretics: Drugs that are used to reduce body temperature in fever.Cell Transplantation: Transference of cells within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.Ursodeoxycholic Acid: An epimer of chenodeoxycholic acid. It is a mammalian bile acid found first in the bear and is apparently either a precursor or a product of chenodeoxycholate. Its administration changes the composition of bile and may dissolve gallstones. It is used as a cholagogue and choleretic.Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Explosive Agents: Substances that are energetically unstable and can produce a sudden expansion of the material, called an explosion, which is accompanied by heat, pressure and noise. Other things which have been described as explosive that are not included here are explosive action of laser heating, human performance, sudden epidemiological outbreaks, or fast cell growth.Heart Failure, Systolic: Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.Hepatitis C, Chronic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans that is caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS lasting six months or more. Chronic hepatitis C can lead to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Tissue and Organ Procurement: The administrative procedures involved with acquiring TISSUES or organs for TRANSPLANTATION through various programs, systems, or organizations. These procedures include obtaining consent from TISSUE DONORS and arranging for transportation of donated tissues and organs, after TISSUE HARVESTING, to HOSPITALS for processing and transplantation.Immunosuppressive Agents: Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.Kaplan-Meier Estimate: A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)Reoperation: A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.Respiratory Insufficiency: Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Mice, Inbred C57BLPortoenterostomy, Hepatic: Operation for biliary atresia by anastomosis of the bile ducts into the jejunum or duodenum.Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic: A type of surgical portasystemic shunt to reduce portal hypertension with associated complications of esophageal varices and ascites. It is performed percutaneously through the jugular vein and involves the creation of an intrahepatic shunt between the hepatic vein and portal vein. The channel is maintained by a metallic stent. The procedure can be performed in patients who have failed sclerotherapy and is an additional option to the surgical techniques of portocaval, mesocaval, and splenorenal shunts. It takes one to three hours to perform. (JAMA 1995;273(23):1824-30)Ferrochelatase: A mitochondrial enzyme found in a wide variety of cells and tissues. It is the final enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. Ferrochelatase catalyzes ferrous insertion into protoporphyrin IX to form protoheme or heme. Deficiency in this enzyme results in ERYTHROPOIETIC PROTOPORPHYRIA.Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha: Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical: Surgical venous shunt between the portal and systemic circulation to effect decompression of the portal circulation. It is performed primarily in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices resulting from portal hypertension. Types of shunt include portacaval, splenorenal, mesocaval, splenocaval, left gastric-caval (coronary-caval), portarenal, umbilicorenal, and umbilicocaval.Kinetics: The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Antidotes: Agents counteracting or neutralizing the action of POISONS.Vitamin D-Binding Protein: An alpha-globulin found in the plasma of man and other vertebrates. It is apparently synthesized in the liver and carries vitamin D and its metabolites through the circulation and mediates the response of tissue. It is also known as group-specific component (Gc). Gc subtypes are used to determine specific phenotypes and gene frequencies. These data are employed in the classification of population groups, paternity investigations, and in forensic medicine.Glutathione: A tripeptide with many roles in cells. It conjugates to drugs to make them more soluble for excretion, is a cofactor for some enzymes, is involved in protein disulfide bond rearrangement and reduces peroxides.Bile Acids and Salts: Steroid acids and salts. The primary bile acids are derived from cholesterol in the liver and usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. The secondary bile acids are further modified by bacteria in the intestine. They play an important role in the digestion and absorption of fat. They have also been used pharmacologically, especially in the treatment of gallstones.Biopsy: Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.Prosthesis Failure: Malfunction of implantation shunts, valves, etc., and prosthesis loosening, migration, and breaking.Cholangitis: Inflammation of the biliary ductal system (BILE DUCTS); intrahepatic, extrahepatic, or both.Mice, Inbred BALB CPatient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Antibodies, Heterophile: Antibodies elicited in a different species from which the antigen originated. These antibodies are directed against a wide variety of interspecies-specific antigens, the best known of which are Forssman, Hanganutziu-Deicher (H-D), and Paul-Bunnell (P-B). Incidence of antibodies to these antigens--i.e., the phenomenon of heterophile antibody response--is useful in the serodiagnosis, pathogenesis, and prognosis of infection and latent infectious states as well as in cancer classification.Lipopolysaccharides: Lipid-containing polysaccharides which are endotoxins and important group-specific antigens. They are often derived from the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and induce immunoglobulin secretion. The lipopolysaccharide molecule consists of three parts: LIPID A, core polysaccharide, and O-specific chains (O ANTIGENS). When derived from Escherichia coli, lipopolysaccharides serve as polyclonal B-cell mitogens commonly used in laboratory immunology. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Gene Expression: The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.Gene Expression Regulation: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.Hemofiltration: Extracorporeal ULTRAFILTRATION technique without HEMODIALYSIS for treatment of fluid overload and electrolyte disturbances affecting renal, cardiac, or pulmonary function.Vena Cava, Inferior: The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.Mice, Transgenic: Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Kupffer Cells: Specialized phagocytic cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM found on the luminal surface of the hepatic sinusoids. They filter bacteria and small foreign proteins out of the blood, and dispose of worn out red blood cells.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Oxidative Stress: A disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the former, leading to potential damage. Indicators of oxidative stress include damaged DNA bases, protein oxidation products, and lipid peroxidation products (Sies, Oxidative Stress, 1991, pxv-xvi).Lamivudine: A reverse transcriptase inhibitor and ZALCITABINE analog in which a sulfur atom replaces the 3' carbon of the pentose ring. It is used to treat HIV disease.Swine, Miniature: Genetically developed small pigs for use in biomedical research. There are several strains - Yucatan miniature, Sinclair miniature, and Minnesota miniature.Coma: A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.Intensive Care: Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System: A superfamily of hundreds of closely related HEMEPROTEINS found throughout the phylogenetic spectrum, from animals, plants, fungi, to bacteria. They include numerous complex monooxygenases (MIXED FUNCTION OXYGENASES). In animals, these P-450 enzymes serve two major functions: (1) biosynthesis of steroids, fatty acids, and bile acids; (2) metabolism of endogenous and a wide variety of exogenous substrates, such as toxins and drugs (BIOTRANSFORMATION). They are classified, according to their sequence similarities rather than functions, into CYP gene families (>40% homology) and subfamilies (>59% homology). For example, enzymes from the CYP1, CYP2, and CYP3 gene families are responsible for most drug metabolism.
Adenovirus infection after pediatric bone marrow transplantation. (1/874)Retrospective analysis of 206 patients undergoing 215 consecutive bone marrow transplants (BMT) at St Jude Children's Research Hospital between November 1990 and December 1994 identified 6% (seven male, six female) with adenovirus infection. The affected patients had a median age of 7.9 years (range 3-24 years) at time of transplantation. Although transplants were performed for hematologic malignancies, solid tumors or nonmalignant conditions, only patients with hematologic malignancies had adenoviral infections. Adenovirus was first detected at a median of 54 days (range -4 to +333) after BMT. Adenovirus developed in eight of 69 (11.6%) patients receiving grafts from matched unrelated or mismatched related donors, in four of 52 (7.7%) receiving grafts from HLA-matched siblings, and in one of 93 (1.1%) receiving autografts. The most common manifestation of adenovirus infection was hemorrhagic cystitis, followed by gastroenteritis, pneumonitis and liver failure. The incidence of adenovirus infection in pediatric BMT patients at our institution is similar to that reported in adult patients. Using univariate analysis, use of total body irradiation and type of bone marrow graft were significant risk factors for adenovirus infection. Only use of total body irradiation remained as a factor on multiple logistic regression analysis. (+info)
HIV-HCV RNA loads and liver failure in coinfected patients with coagulopathy. (2/874)BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure contemporaneously HCV-RNA load, HIV-RNA load and CD4+ lymphocyte count in HCV/HIV coinfected patients with coagulopathy and to examine the relationship between these parameters and the liver failure. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on 54 patients with severe coagulopathy: 39 HCV/HIV coinfected and 15 HCV+/HIV- comparable for age and HCV exposure time. HCV-RNA and HIV-RNA load, CD4+ lymphocyte count, biochemical and ultrasonographic parameters were evaluated at the time of entry to the study. RESULTS: Mean HCV-RNA load was significantly higher in coinfected patients (643,872 717,687 copies/mL) than in HCV+/HIV- (mean 161,573 276,896 copies/mL) (p = 0.01). The 39 HCV/HIV coinfected patients had a mean HIV-RNA load of 205,913 456,311 copies/mL (range 4,000-2,500,000) and a mean CD4+ lymphocyte count of 206.5171/microL (range 5-693). Five of the 39 (12.8%) coinfected patients had liver failure. In these five patients the mean HCV-RNA load (770,200 996,426 copies/mL) was high but not significantly different from that in the 34 HCV+/HIV+ patients (623,496 682,239 copies/mL) without liver failure (p = 1.0). Coinfected patients with liver failure had a significantly higher HIV-RNA load (mean 764, 599 978,542 copies/mL) and lower CD4+ lymphocyte count (mean 52.655. 6/microL) than those observed in coinfected patients without liver failure (p = 0.007 and p = 0.03, respectively). A significant inverse correlation was found between CD4+ lymphocyte count and HIV-RNA load (r = -0.37, p = 0.01). INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: HCV-RNA load is significantly higher in HIV+ than in HIV- patients with coagulopathy. Liver failure was found only in the HCV/HIV coinfected patients with severe immunodepression, expressed either by low CD4+ lymphocyte count or by high HIV-RNA load. (+info)
Azoxymethane-induced fulminant hepatic failure in C57BL/6J mice: characterization of a new animal model. (3/874)Without transplantation, approximately 50-90% of all patients with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) die. This poor outcome is due in part to the absence of an appropriate animal model, which would allow for a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of this syndrome. Given the reports of liver injury in humans and livestock fed cycad palm nuts on the island of Guam, we hypothesized that the active ingredient azoxymethane (AOM) could cause FHF. We therefore evaluated AOM in C57BL/6J mice. Histologically, we observed microvesicular steatosis 2 h, sinusoidal dilatation 4 h, and centrilobular necrosis 20 h after AOM administration, and transmission electron microscopy showed that this agent causes mitochondrial injury. FHF was associated with all four stages of encephalopathy, as well as by a prodromal period of decreased eating and drinking lasting approximately 15 h before the development of stage I encephalopathy (i.e., loss of scatter reflex). Late encephalopathy was associated with increased arterial ammonia, decreased serum glucose, and evidence of brain edema (astrocyte swelling). We show that AOM-induced FHF is highly reproducible, without evidence of lot-to-lot variability, and is dose dependent. These findings therefore suggest that AOM is an excellent agent for the study of FHF, as well as indicate that Guamanian FHF may be due to AOM found in unwashed cycad palm nuts. (+info)
Preoperative assessment of residual hepatic functional reserve using 99mTc-DTPA-galactosyl-human serum albumin dynamic SPECT. (4/874)Preoperative assessment of residual hepatic functional reserve offers important strategic information for hepatic resection. To predict the postoperative residual liver function, we assessed the value of hepatic 99mTc-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-galactosyl-human serum albumin (99mTc-GSA) clearance estimated by dynamic SPECT analysis. METHODS: We investigated 114 consecutive patients with liver disease, including 55 hepatectomy cases. One minute after injection of 185 MBq 99mTc-GSA, 15 serial dynamic SPECT images were obtained every minute. The initial five sets of SPECT images were analyzed by Patlak plot to estimate the sequential initial hepatic 99mTc-GSA clearance (mL/min) as an index of hepatic function. The sum of hepatic 99mTc-GSA clearance of the segments immune from resection was categorized as predicted residual 99mTC-GSA clearance. In the hepatectomy cases, scintigraphy was performed before and 37 +/- 10 d after the operation. RESULTS: Good correlation was observed between the total hepatic 99mTc-GSA clearance and conventional hepatic function tests: plasma retention rate of iodocyanine green (ICG) at 15 min (ICG R15), r = -0.600, P < 0.0001, n = 94; plasma disappearance rate of ICG (K ICG), r = 0.670, P < 0.0001, n = 83; cholinesterase, r = 0.539, P < 0.0001, n = 121; serum albumin, r = 0.421, P = 0.0001, n = 123; and hepaplastin test, r = 0.456, P < 0.0001, n = 120. There was good correlation between the predicted residual 99mTc-GSA clearance and the postoperative total hepatic 99mTc-GSA clearance in patients who underwent segmentectomy or lobectomy (r = 0.84, P < 0.0001, n = 28) and between the pre- and postoperative total hepatic 99mTc-GSA clearance in patients who underwent subsegmentectomy (r = 0.91, P < 0.0001, n = 25). Five patients who had postoperative complications due to hepatic insufficiency (2 patients died of postoperative hepatic failure within 2 mo after operation) showed significantly lower predicted residual 99mTc-GSA clearance compared with the patients without complications (90.3 +/- 37.2 versus 320.9 +/- 158.8 mL/min; P < 0.005). CONCLUSION: The total hepatic 99mTC-GSA clearance reflected hepatic function. In addition, preoperative predicted residual hepatic 99mTc-GSA clearance was a good indicator of postoperative hepatic function and early prognosis. 99mTc-GSA dynamic SPECT is assumed to be a useful method for determining the surgical strategy in patients with hepatic tumor and especially in patients with hepatic dysfunction. (+info)
Analysis of liver single photon emission computed tomography in a case of fulminant hepatic failure. (5/874)Fulminant hepatic failure is associated with a high mortality rate. Thus, accurate assessment of hepatic functional reserve and hepatic regeneration is important. We describe a 67-year-old woman who survived subacute hepatic failure. We had an opportunity to monitor the clinical course of the patient using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with 99mTc-galactosyl-human serum albumin (99mTc-GSA) and frequent hematological examinations. On admission, prothrombin time was remarkably prolonged (23.1% of control). The liver uptake of 99mTc-GSA was also considerably low. She responded well to treatment. Four weeks after admission, SPECT analysis showed a dramatic increase in liver uptake of 99mTc-GSA, suggesting promotion of hepatic regeneration. Moreover, functional liver volume calculated from the SPECT data showed a marked increase at 4 weeks after admission, whereas CT scan showed no change at that point. This indicated that SPECT with 99mTc-GSA reflected functional hepatocytes more accurately than liver volume determined by CT scan, which cannot exclude nonfunctional hepatocytes. The patient's condition improved in parallel with the improvements in the indices measured by SPECT and hematological examinations. SPECT analysis is practically useful for the prompt assessment of improvement in patients with fulminant hepatic failure. (+info)
Uneven distribution of hepatitis C virus quasispecies in tissues from subjects with end-stage liver disease: confounding effect of viral adsorption and mounting evidence for the presence of low-level extrahepatic replication. (6/874)We have found differences among the populations of hepatitis C virus sequences in serum, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), and various tissues in patients with chronic hepatitis C. These results are compatible with the existence of independent viral compartments in the infected host. Our results also suggest that PBMCs, and probably various tissues, can selectively adsorb viral subpopulations differing in the E2 region. (+info)
Peripheral arterial coil embolization for hepatic arteriovenous malformation in Osler-Weber-Rendu disease; useful for controlling high output heart failure, but harmful to the liver. (7/874)A 55-year-old Japanese housewife, who had Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, was admitted to our hospital because of frequent epistaxis and worsening exertional dyspnea. The computed tomography and hepatic arteriography revealed large hepatic arteriovenous malformation, which was considered to be the leading cause of her high output heart failure. Two series of hepatic arterial coil embolization procedures were performed to reduce hepatic shunt flow. They temporarily improved her cardiac condition, but gradually induced progressive hepatic failure due to intrahepatic cholangitis. Hepatic dysfunction restricted her quality of life and lead to a fatal clinical course one year after the second coil embolization. (+info)
Animal models of fulminant hepatic failure: a critical evaluation. (8/874)Few conditions in medicine are more dramatic or more devastating than acute liver failure. Our understanding and treatment of this condition have been limited by the lack of satisfactory animal models. The most widely used models consist of surgical anhepatic and devascularization procedures and hepatotoxins, such as galactosamine and acetaminophen. Potential disadvantages with surgical models are their inability to recreate the inflammatory milieu that exists in acute liver failure and their reliance on surgical expertise. Models using hepatotoxins are free of such constraints. Galactosamine-induced hepatotoxicity is more predictable than acetaminophen, but its cost and lack of a human equivalent clinical syndrome has restricted its use. Acetaminophen-based models offer the greatest potential but have proven the most difficult to develop because of difficulties with reproducibility and refractory anemia. Although progress has been made, research must continue in this area to establish an animal model with minimal disadvantages that would accurately reflect the clinical syndrome seen in humans. (+info)
Blood purification for postoperative liver failure with special reference to chronic hepatic support for those awaiting liver...
Blood purification, mainly plasma exchange (PE), was carried out for 13 cases of acute, and two cases of chronic postoperative liver failure. Four of thirteen acute cases (31%) survived. Although only one of eight with chronic liver disease survived, three of five without chronic liver disease survived. In most of those who lived, other organ failure occurred less often; total bilirubin and blood ammonia were less than 15 mg/dl and 200 micrograms/dl, respectively, before PE: and total bilirubin, blood ammonia, and branched chain amino acid/aromatic amino acid (BCAA/AAA) ratios recovered after five or fewer sessions of PE. Two chronic cases, treated for 1 and 4 years, respectively, were good candidates for liver or multiple organ transplantation. Although both died, PE was effective in reducing jaundice and in improving consciousness and general condition. Plasma exchange should be introduced early after assessing the changes in total bilirubin, blood ammonia, and coma grade in patients with acute
Evaluation of Mechanisms Responsible for Coma in Patients Affected by Fulminant, Acute and Chronic Hepatic Failure - Tabular...
The purpose of this study is to understand mechanisms associated with the development of coma during hepatic failure. As of today, those mechanisms are not understood and it is difficult to intervene and prevent coma development which is often associated with mortality. Understanding the mechanism involved, may allow us to prevent coma and develop new therapies to treat this disease ...
Istraživanje uzroka zatajenja jetre, kao razloga za transplantaciju - primjer jedne klinike | Digital Repository of the...
Liver failure is a severe deterioration of liver function which can be caused by various conditions such as viral hepatitis, cirrhosis and alcohol-related or drug-induced liver damage. Liver failure treatment depends on the cause and characteristic clinical indicators. The first step in liver failure treatment is a conservative approach comprising diet restriction, controlled protein intake and avoiding alcohol consumption that can lead to additional liver damage. Organ transplantation is widely accepted treatment option for acute or chronic liver failure. In some cases organ transplantation is the only useful modality of treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease. Successful liver transplant is not only a life-saving procedure; It also improves patients life quality bringing them back to their working routines and everyday activities. The main goal of this research article is to define causes of liver failure in patients who underwent liver transplant; To determine if alcoholic liver ...
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Effect of the molecular adsorbent recirculating system and Prometheus devices on systemic haemodynamics and vasoactive agents...
ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure show an aggravated hyperdynamic circulation. We evaluated, in a controlled manner, potential changes in systemic haemodynamics induced by the molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS) and the Prometheus system liver detoxification devices in a group of patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure. METHODS: Eighteen patients (51.2 +/- 2.3 years old; Child-Pugh score, 12.5 +/- 0.2; Maddrey score, 63.1 +/- 5.0; hepatic venous pressure gradient, 17.6 +/- 0.9 mmHg) with biopsy-proven alcoholic cirrhosis and superimposed alcoholic hepatitis were either treated with standard medical therapy (SMT) combined with MARS (n = 6) or Prometheus (n = 6) or were treated with SMT alone (n = 6) on three consecutive days (6 hours/session). Liver tests, systemic haemodynamics and vasoactive substances were determined before and after each session.. RESULTS: Groups were comparable for baseline haemodynamics and levels of vasoactive substances. ...
Albumin dialysis and Molecular Adsorbents Recirculating System (MARS) for acute Wilson's disease. - Plasma Protein Therapeutics...
Wilsons disease presenting as acute liver failure (ALF) is potentially fatal, and liver transplantation (LTx) is the only option. We report two patients with Wilsons disease and ALF treated with the Molecular Adsorbents Recirculating System (MARS). Both patients fulfilled criteria for poor prognosis. Because LTx was not available immediately in either case, MARS was used as a bridge to LTx. In Case 1, serum bilirubin decreased from 803 to 425 micromol/L after 3 treatments, but increased to 656 micromol/L during a break, decreasing again to 457 micromol/L with further treatment. Serum copper decreased from 53.7 micromol/L, to 35.8 micromol/L after first treatment session, and 17.4 micromol/L at treatment completion. In Case 2, MARS treatment over 2 weeks reduced serum bilirubin from 1200 to 450 micromol/L and copper from 35 to 13 micromol/L with marked improvement in encephalopathy and reduction in ammonia (59 to 34 micromol/L). Both patients were successfully bridged to LTx (days 9 and 28, ...
Intensive care of patients with acute liver failure: Recommendations of the U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study Group<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Intensive care of patients with acute liver failure. T2 - Recommendations of the U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study Group. AU - Stravitz, R. Todd. AU - Kramer, Andreas H.. AU - Davern, Timothy. AU - Shaikh, A. Obaid S. AU - Caldwell, Stephen H.. AU - Mehta, Ravindra L.. AU - Blei, Andres T.. AU - Fontana, Robert J.. AU - McGuire, Brendan M.. AU - Rossaro, Lorenzo. AU - Smith, Alastair D.. AU - Lee, William M.. PY - 2007/11. Y1 - 2007/11. N2 - OBJECTIVE: To provide a uniform platform from which to study acute liver failure, the U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study Group has sought to standardize the management of patients with acute liver failure within participating centers. METHODS: In areas where consensus could not be reached because of divergent practices and a paucity of studies in acute liver failure patients, additional information was gleaned from the intensive care literature and literature on the management of intracranial hypertension in non-acute liver failure patients. Experts ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Acute liver failure. AU - Stravitz, R. Todd. AU - Lee, William M. PY - 2019/9/7. Y1 - 2019/9/7. N2 - Acute liver failure is a rare and severe consequence of abrupt hepatocyte injury, and can evolve over days or weeks to a lethal outcome. A variety of insults to liver cells result in a consistent pattern of rapid-onset elevation of aminotransferases, altered mentation, and disturbed coagulation. The absence of existing liver disease distinguishes acute liver failure from decompensated cirrhosis or acute-on-chronic liver failure. Causes of acute liver failure include paracetamol toxicity, hepatic ischaemia, viral and autoimmune hepatitis, and drug-induced liver injury from prescription drugs, and herbal and dietary supplements. Diagnosis requires careful review of medications taken, and serological testing for possible viral exposure. Because of its rarity, acute liver failure has not been studied in large, randomised trials, and most treatment recommendations represent expert ...
Molecular adsorbents recirculating system therapy does not decrease the ability of liver failure plasma to induce apoptosis and...
Efficacy of Albumin Dialysis to Treat Patients With Hepatic Encephalopathy Using The Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System ...
The primary outcome measure was a two-point reduction in HE score from the the randomization grade (i.e. Grade 4 improved to at least Grade 2 and Grade 3 improved to at least Grade 1). Two summary statistics were used in the analysis: 1) The proportion of HE readings within the five-day treatment period showing an improvement of at least two points over baseline 2) The time from admission to the first two-point improvement in HE score ...
Wilson Disease Treatment & Management: Approach Considerations, Long-Term Monitoring, Molecular Adsorbents Recirculating System...
Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery Hospital India, Types of pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Liver Transplant...
Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery Hospital in India. Global Hospitals India is the most active pediatric liver transplant hospital in India and has performed many succesful pediatric liver transplantation in India. Global Hospitals India has performed types of pediatric liver transplant like, Deceased donor / cadaveric donor whole liver transplant, Split-liver transplant, Living donor liver transplant, Domino liver transplant , Auxiliary liver transplant in India
Acute liver failure medical therapy - wikidoc
The management of acute liver failure involves resuscitation of the patient with adequate nutrition and optimization of fluid balance, monitoring and treating the complications and providing nutritional support. The patient should be treated in an appropriate setting preferably a center with liver transplantation facility. Infections and sepsis are common occurrences of fulminant liver failure. The high standards of infection control should be practiced to minimize the nosocomial sepsis. The diagnosis of hepatic injury in hyperacute cases can be a challenge as jaundice can be minimal during that period and confusion or agitation may be the dominant findings. In acute liver failure, the sedative medications should be used with caution as they may mask the worsening encephalopathy and the hepatic clearance may be decreased which can aggravate the sedative effect. However, the short-acting benzodiazepines in low dose can be used during agitation. In acute liver failure patients, opioids are avoided ...
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Acute Liver Failure in Dogs and Cats
What is acute liver failure? Acute liver failure occurs when a previously healthy animal rapidly develops a liver that fails to work. Because the vital functions of the liver can be lost over a very short period the patient can deteriorate fast, needing treatment within hours or days. Serious damage to the liver can cause a rapid failure of its function - this is known as acute liver failure. Over 75% of the liver is usually damaged before liver failure occurs.
Acute Liver Failure in Dogs and Cats
What is acute liver failure? Acute liver failure occurs when a previously healthy animal rapidly develops a liver that fails to work. Because the vital functions of the liver can be lost over a very short period the patient can deteriorate fast, needing treatment within hours or days. Serious damage to the liver can cause a rapid failure of its function - this is known as acute liver failure. Over 75% of the liver is usually damaged before liver failure occurs.
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About chronic liver failure. Chronic liver failure is the most advanced phase of cirrhosis, when patients develop complications relating to functional failure of the liver. It is characterized by the appearance of complications including the development of ascites, digestive hemorrhages, and brain function disorders which may lead to hepatic coma. Recent research indicates that chronic liver failure is a highly complex disorder which in addition to liver failure also involves failure of cardiovascular, kidney, intestinal, suprarenal function and anti-bacterial defense mechanisms. It is, then, a special form of multi-organ failure. The probabilities of survival after the appearance of the syndrome are low, and the only treatment is liver transplant. Unfortunately, the imbalance between the number of patients and donors means that only 1 in every 5 patients with chronic liver failure is able to receive a transplant. There is therefore a vital need to develop new treatment strategies to improve the ...
Outcomes in HBV-related Acute on Chronic Liver Failure
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The Progression of Liver Disease
But as liver failure progresses, the symptoms become more serious. The patient may become confused and disoriented, and extremely sleepy. There is a risk of coma and death. Immediate treatment is needed. The medical team will try to save whatever part of the liver that still works. If this is not possible, the only option may be a liver transplant.. When liver failure occurs as a result of cirrhosis, it usually means that the liver has been failing gradually for some time, possibly for years. This is called chronic liver failure.. Chronic liver failure can also be caused by malnutrition. More rarely, liver failure can occur suddenly, in as little as 48 hours. This is called acute liver failure and is usually a reaction to poisoning or a medication overdose.. ...
Intensive Care Management of Severe Acute Liver Failure | Springer for Research & Development
Pediatric Liver Transplant Center Information | St. Louis Children's Hospital
Metabonomic analysis of hepatitis B virus-induced liver failure : identification of potential diagnostic biomarkers by fuzzy...
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-induced liver failure is an emergent liver disease leading to high mortality. The severity of liver failure may be reflected by the profile of some metabolites. This study assessed the potential of using metabolites as biomarkers for liver failure by identifying metabolites...
India's first successful Liver Transplant recipient completes 15 years | Texila Connect
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Monday felicitated Sanjay Kandasamy, Indias first successful liver transplant recipient, as he completed 15 years post transplantation.Kandasamy, 16, had undergone the path-breaking procedure as an 18-month-old in 1998 at Apollo Hospital here.Gandhi interacted with the teenager and his family at her residence here.
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Hepatic encephalopathy is, to date, a clinical diagnosis with a wide spectrum of manifestations. Etiologies include chronic hepatic failure with superimposed acute mental status changes (ACHF), medication-induced AHF (classically acetaminophen overdose), and other uncommon causes of AHF.20 Because acute hepatic encephalopathy is typically a clinical diagnosis, there can be reluctance in ordering MR imaging, with CT scans usually obtained to exclude emergent phenomena such as hemorrhage, herniation, or hydrocephalus. Hence, we set out to identify characteristic regions of involvement to aid the diagnosis of acute hepatic encephalopathy and found that in most patients, the thalami, PLIC, and PVWM were involved on both DWI and FLAIR. Although no specific region was involved in all patients, in our opinion, the constellation of involved areas on FLAIR and DWI is suggestive of acute hepatic encephalopathy. These findings can appear prominent but may be reversible on DWI (though less commonly on ...
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Regardless of whether it takes place over many years or a few weeks, liver failure is an absolutely devastating health development that, if left untreated, can result in the death of a patient. There are essentially two types of liver failure: acute, which can emerge over the course of a very short period (such as […]
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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases paint a different picture of survival based on racial group for adult and child recipients of liver transplants. Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine used a United Network for Organ Sharing dataset of 2700 pediatric liver transplant recipients age 17 years and under to determine if there were any differences in survival between racial groups -- Caucasians, Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians. They looked at graft and patient survival for the period between 2002 and 2007, and found that, although there were differences in leading cause for inclusion on the transplant list, age at time of transplant, and sex of transplant recipients, there was no difference in either allograft or patient survival rate between the racial groups. Similarly, they found no difference in PELD/MELD score (a standard scoring system for disease severity) at time of ...
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You may feel less hungry than usual. You may feel sick and dizzy, have stomach pain, vomit, or lose weight. You may have swelling in your abdomen. Your eyes or skin may turn yellow (this is called jaundice [say: JAWN-dis]), and your skin may itch. Cirrhosis also can affect your brain. This can cause you to be confused or see things that arent there. You could even go into a coma. But, many people dont have any symptoms. Your doctor may do tests to find out for sure if you have this disease. ...
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As a reader of this blog, I have absorbed the NEDA and time is brain messages. And I know that my prognosis is poorer than average because of my brainstem lesions. Yet I remain on Copaxone, which I began taking shortly after diagnosis in 2010. Why? I experienced severe liver failure within days of beginning interferon beta-1a immediately after diagnosis. I fortunately recovered and have been NEDA for almost 7 years. But despite the number of new drugs approved since my diagnosis, because they all carry liver warnings I dont know what I will do if/when my condition worsens. The liver failure was more frightening than the MS diagnosis itself. Not that you need reminding, but many of us on the less effective DMTs dont have the option of pursuing more aggressive treatment. Thank you for making this resource available. ReplyDelete ...
People who have fulminant hepatitis typically develop the symptoms seen in viral hepatitis and then rapidly (within hours,days,or occasionally weeks) develop severe,often life-threatening liver failure. Symptoms of severe liver failure include confusion,extreme irritability,altered consciousness (usually leading to unconsciousness or coma),blood-clotting defects,and buildup of fluid in ...
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... should ideally be offered to the patient who has a high risk of dying without liver transplantation, but who is likely to have prolonged survival and improved quality of life posttransplantation. Allocation systems for liver transplantation currently do not identify patients who benefit the most from liver transplantation.
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What physical findings would be expected to be present in this patient?
Fatty liver and liver failure. Fatty liver is usually a more long term complication of TPN, though over a long enough ... Living with TPN. Approximately 40,000 people use TPN at home in the United States, and because TPN requires anywhere from ... "Living with total parenteral nutrition (TPN) at home". Great Ormund Street Hospital for Children. Retrieved 30 March 2014.. ... "The use of Omegaven in treating parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease". J Perinatol. 31 Suppl 1: S57-60. 2011. doi: ...
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... liver failure; hepatomegaly; bone marrow suppression; thrombocytopenia; and ascending paralysis leading to potentially fatal ... If the affected person does not recover, they may enter the multiple-system organ failure phase of colchicine overdose. This ... Symptoms of toxicity include gastrointestinal upset, fever, muscle pain, low blood cell counts, and organ failure. Colchicine ... Long-term (prophylactic) regimens of oral colchicine are absolutely contraindicated in patients with advanced renal failure ( ...
... and liver failure. There are indications that ovarian stimulation may increase risk of breast, uterine and other cancers, ... The procedure's success rate (being the chances of a live birth using frozen eggs) varies depending on the age of the woman, ... In a 2013 meta-analysis of more than 2,200 cycles using frozen eggs, scientists found the probability of having a live birth ... CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) Noyes N, Porcu E, Borini A (2009). "With more than 900 babies born, live birth ...
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This indicates liver failure. Thirteen suggests that the dying liver released toxins which led to locked-in syndrome. Foreman ... Later during the liver biopsy, Kutner asks Thirteen why she's not wearing her bracelet. Foreman says he didn't realize she was ... to blink after a brain biopsy Cadmium dust found in a work area Ulcerative keratitis Cardiac arrest Itchy foot Liver failure ... He deduces that it is a rash due to leptospirosis, which was transferred from rats, living in the basement where the patient ...
... the encephalopathy is caused directly by liver failure; this is more likely in acute liver failure. More commonly, especially ... If encephalopathy develops in acute liver failure (type A), even in a mild form (grade 1-2), it indicates that a liver ... abnormal liver function tests and/or ultrasound suggesting liver disease are required, and ideally liver biopsy. The ... Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is an altered level of consciousness as a result of liver failure. Onset may be gradual or ...
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PAFAH1B1 Liver failure, acute infantile; 613070; TRMU Loeys-Dietz syndrome, type 1A; 609192; TGFBR1 Loeys-Dietz syndrome, type ... MCPH1 Premature ovarian failure 2B; 300604; FLJ22792 Premature ovarian failure 3; 608996; FOXL2 Premature ovarian failure 4; ... NOBOX Premature ovarian failure 6; 612310; FIGLA Premature ovarian failure 7; 612964; NR5A1 Premature ovarian failure; 300511; ... PKD1 Polycystic liver disease; 174050; PRKCSH Polycystic liver disease; 174050; SEC63 Polycystic ovary syndrome; 184700; FST ...
Other life-threatening side effect is sudden, severe, fulminant liver failure resulting in death or liver transplantation, ... "Propylthiouracil (PTU)-Induced Liver Failure". FDA. Archived from the original on 2009-06-06. Retrieved 2009-05-03. Bahn RS, ... including liver failure and death, with the use of propylthiouracil." As a result, propylthiouracil is no longer recommended in ... In the second and third trimester, this risk is diminished and methimazole is preferred to avoid the risk of liver ...
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... blockage of bile flow from the liver to the small intestine) and terminal liver failure. Ferrochelatase interacts with numerous ... Bonkovsky HL, Schned AR (January 1986). "Fatal liver failure in protoporphyria. Synergism between ethanol excess and the ... Sarkany RP, Alexander GJ, Cox TM (June 1994). "Recessive inheritance of erythropoietic protoporphyria with liver failure". ... "Molecular defect in human erythropoietic protoporphyria with fatal liver failure". Human Genetics. 91 (4): 303-6. doi:10.1007/ ...
... late findings include liver failure. Symptoms of lymphangiomatosis in the skeletal system are the same as those of Gorham's ... When lymphangiomatosis occurs in the liver and/or spleen it may be confused with polycystic liver disease. Symptoms may include ... Orthotopic liver transplantation for massive hepatic lymphangiomatosis. Surgery. 1988 Apr;103(4):490-5. Watkins RG 4th, ... and liver. Often there are no symptoms until late in the progression of the disease. When they do occur, symptoms include ...
Binder D, Jost R, Flury R, Salomon F (May 1995). "[Acute liver failure following tetrabamate]". Schweizerische Medizinische ... 1997 after over 30 years of use due to reports of hepatitis and acute liver failure. The decision to restrict the use of the ... Eugene R. Schiff; Willis C. Maddrey; Michael F. Sorrell (19 October 2011). Schiff's Diseases of the Liver. John Wiley and Sons ...
Traditional Chinese medicine
"Causes and Outcomes of Acute Liver Failure in China". PLoS ONE. 8 (11): e80991. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080991. PMC 3838343 ... calming the liver and expelling wind or liver-calming and wind-extinguishingl orifice-openingl supplementing[ ... Chinese herbal medicine has been a major cause of acute liver failure in China. ... Wood (木) = Liver (肝, pinyin: gān) and Gallbladder (膽, pinyin: dān). The zàng-fǔ are also connected to the twelve standard ...
"Acetaminophen has been associated with cases of acute liver failure, at times resulting in liver transplant or death. Most of ... Acetaminophen: Liver and kidney failure, low blood sugar coma may occur. ... Concurrent use of paracetamol with alcohol products may increase the risk of acute liver failure. ... Hydrocodone: extensively liver, primarily CYP3A4;. Acetaminophen: liver, CYP2E1. Elimination half-life. for hydrocodone: 228- ...
"Serum acute-phase protein level as indicator for liver failure after liver resection". Hepatogastroenterology. 52 (63): 857-61 ... They may also indicate liver failure. Wikipedia:MeSH D12.776#MeSH D12.776.124.050 --- acute-phase proteins Abbas, A., Lichtman ... The liver responds by producing a large number of acute-phase reactants. At the same time, the production of a number of other ... Increased acute-phase proteins from the liver may also contribute to the promotion of sepsis. Positive acute-phase proteins ...
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Whitewater Arroyo virus
Two developed liver failure and hemorrhagic fever. All three patients died 1-8 weeks after the onset of symptoms. Arenavirus- ... WWAV infection is associated with hemorrhagic fever with liver failure. It is often associated with a mild febrile illness, ... Whitewater Arroyo virus (WWAV) is a zoonotic Arenavirus associated with hemorrhagic fever with liver failure. Family: ...
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mainly in liver, kidneys, brain and muscles. Elimination half-life. ca. 7 days (in hyperthyroidism 3-4 days, in hypothyroidism ... Acute overdose may cause fever, hypoglycemia, heart failure, coma, and unrecognized adrenal insufficiency. ... The primary pathway of thyroid hormone metabolism is through sequential deiodination. The liver is the main site of T4 ...
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Acute Liver Failure in Children
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Astroglial Response to Liver Failure | SpringerLink
Organ failure leads to neurological abnormalities often referred to as metabolic encephalopathies. While these... ... Norenberg M.D. (1993) Astroglial Response to Liver Failure. In: Fedoroff S., Juurlink B.H.J., Doucette R. (eds) Biology and ... Our laboratory has been particularly interested in the effect of liver failure on the nervous system, a condition referred to ... Ghezzi, P. (1992) TNF and the liver. In, Tumor Necrosis Factors: The Molecules and their Emerging Role in Medicine. Beutler B ...
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Lam S.W. (2018) Drug Metabolism in Liver Failure. In: Wagener G. (eds) Liver Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. ... Cytochrome P450 Glucuronidation Oxidation Half-life Metabolism Pharmacokinetics Pharmacodynamics Liver failure Sedatives ... In addition, it will illustrate the effects of liver failure on the metabolism of specific classes of medications that are ... The liver is involved in the metabolism and elimination of many medications entering the body and liver disease leads to ...
... is caused by cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. Cirrhosis is a chronic, progressive disease in ... As liver function is gradually lost, some or all of these signs of liver disease may appear:. *Jaundice (yellow coloring of the ... Although there are treatments that may slow down damage to the liver, the liver will eventually fail to respond to these ... When this occurs, liver transplantation may be necessary.. The most common causes of cirrhosis in adults are chronic hepatitis ...
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Technique may halt liver failure
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Canine Liver Failure
Symptoms of Liver Failure. The symptoms of liver failure will include the symptoms of liver disease, but may be more intense. ... Liver disease is the precursor of liver failure, and the signs should be identified in order to prevent liver failure. The ... Prevention of Liver Failure. Liver failure can be prevented by identifying the first symptoms of liver damage and administering ... Dogs that lose more than 80% of their liver function are diagnosed with liver failure. Liver failure can be prevented in many ...
Pediatric Liver Failure
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How do infections complicate acute liver failure (ALF)?
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Acute Liver Failure | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Acute liver failure is when your liver suddenly begins to lose its ability to function. This often happens right after an ... Acute Liver Failure. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Print. What is acute liver failure?. Acute liver failure is a rare ... Chronic liver failure happens over a long stretch of time.. What causes acute liver failure?. Acute liver failure can be caused ... Key points about acute liver failure. * Acute liver failure happens when your liver suddenly begins to lose its ability to ...
Liver Failure Medical Condition
Seattle Childrens liver specialists are leading experts in pediatric liver diseases, including both acute and chronic liver ... How serious is liver failure?. If your child has liver failure, their liver might not get better. They might need a liver ... When liver failure occurs at the end of a long-standing liver disease, it is called chronic liver failure or end-stage liver ... Symptoms of Liver Failure Liver failure can happen as the result of many types of problems with the liver. It can come on ...
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Covers all aspects of chronic liver failure in a single volume Written by worldwide known experts Includes all new developments ... Chronic Liver Failure: Mechanisms and Management covers for the first time all aspects of chronic liver failure in a single ... Chronic liver failure is a multiorgan syndrome that affects the liver, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, adrenal glands, and ... Chronic Liver Failure. Mechanisms and Management. Editors: Ginès, Pere, Kamath, Patrick S, Arroyo, Vicente (Eds.) ...
Pathogenesis of liver injury in circulatory failure
The livers complex vascular supply and high metabolic activity make it particularly vulnerable to circulatory disturbances. ... The liver in heart failure. Clin Liver Dis 2002; 6:947.. *Lautt WW, Greenway CV. Conceptual review of the hepatic vascular bed ... Pathogenesis of liver injury in circulatory failure. Author. Lawrence S Friedman, MD. Lawrence S Friedman, MD ... SHERLOCK S. The liver in heart failure; relation of anatomical, functional, and circulatory changes. Br Heart J 1951; 13:273. ...
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- If treatment can't get your liver working again, you may need a liver transplant. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- However, people with controlled HIV can get a liver transplant. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- If you are approved for a liver transplant, your name will be put on a waiting list to get a donated organ. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- They might need a liver transplant for long-term survival. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Seattle Children's has been treating children with liver diseases and performing liver transplant surgery since 1990. (seattlechildrens.org)
- We have the only liver transplant program in the Pacific Northwest that cares exclusively for children and teens. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Dr. Jorge Reyes , director of Transplant Services, is one of the most experienced pediatric liver transplant surgeons in the United States. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Dr. Simon Horslen , medical director of Liver and Intestine Transplant, is an internationally recognized children's liver specialist and transplant doctor. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Learn more about our liver transplant research and clinical studies . (seattlechildrens.org)
- This volume is specifically designed to provide answers to clinical questions to all doctors dealing with patients with liver diseases, not only clinical gastroenterologists and hepatologists, but also to internists, nephrologists, intensive care physicians, and transplant surgeons. (springer.com)
- People with ACLF can be critically ill and require intensive care treatment, and occasionally a liver transplant. (wikipedia.org)
- Have you heard anything about a liver transplant if the doctors cant fix the occlusion? (healingwell.com)
- Doctors found that his liver had failed and he received a liver transplant Feb. 12, 1993. (latimes.com)
- Taking too much acetaminophen can lead to liver failure, liver transplant and death, which is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced earlier this year that it is asking manufacturers of prescription acetaminophen combination products (such as painkillers Vicodin and Percocet, which contain acetaminophen) to limit the maximum amount of acetaminophen in these products to 325 mg per tablet. (mercola.com)
- I recently had a liver transplant. (expertlaw.com)
- The profiles could also suggest the need for a liver transplant. (fiercebiotech.com)
- Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver failure leading to a need for a liver transplant. (fiercebiotech.com)
- To monitor this, transplant patients repeatedly undergo invasive liver biopsies to check the status of their organ and take more aggressive antiviral therapies to control the infection. (fiercebiotech.com)
- The other team looked at the transcriptome (all the RNA molecules) in liver samples taken from hepatitis C-infected patients who had undergone liver transplant surgery to find patterns of gene expression. (fiercebiotech.com)
- A fifty-fold between-country difference in rates of paracetamol-induced acute liver failure that leads to liver transplant (ALFT) has been revealed by a study that compared patient data from seven countries at the request of the European Medicines Agency: France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- On occasions the damage is so severe that it leads to complete liver failure and, when this occurs, patients are recommended to have a transplant. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- In the latter case, the immune-mediated damage to the liver is so severe that the organ fails, leaving a liver transplant as the last remaining treatment option. (innovations-report.com)
- Some causes are treatable by either medicine or a liver transplant. (stlouischildrens.org)
- If necessary, acute liver failure patients may be referred for a transplant to the Barry S. Levin, MD, Department of Transplant at CPMC. (sutterhealth.org)
- Estimates are that 43% of children with the condition die or undergo liver transplant. (medpagetoday.com)
- Moreover, outcomes after transplant for pediatric acute liver failure are typically worse than when transplant is performed for other reasons. (medpagetoday.com)
- These patients might become critically ill and require intensive care treatment, and maybe a liver transplant. (medindia.net)
- Depending on the cause, it may be reversible with aggressive medical care or may require a liver transplant. (virginiamason.org)
- Hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis E can cause acute liver failure, as can other viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus, especially in patients who are immunosuppressed (such as patients with HIV, patients receiving chemotherapy or organ transplant recipients). (virginiamason.org)
- Except for a transplant, care for patients with this condition lengthens their lives and improves the quality of their lives as they live with this disease. (interimhealthcare.com)
- Depending on your health and the health of your liver, you may be a candidate for a liver transplant , a surgery in which a diseased liver is removed and replaced with a piece of or an entire healthy one from a donor. (healthline.com)
- In an orthotopic transplant, the diseased liver is entirely removed and replaced with a healthy donor liver or segment of liver. (healthline.com)
- In a heterotopic transplant, the damaged liver is left in place and a healthy liver or segment of liver is put in. (healthline.com)
- A doctor may opt for a heterotopic transplant if your liver failure is caused by a genetic condition that future gene research may find a cure or viable treatment for. (healthline.com)
- In fact, one transplant surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh estimates that you only need 25 to 30 percent of your liver to maintain normal functions. (healthline.com)
- Liver transplant is the only treatment for this stage of the disease and has the potential to extend a person's life by five years or more, states UCSF. (reference.com)
- Baltimore, Md. Aug. 23, 2017 - Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don't receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. (eurekalert.org)
- We've found in the use of MARS that we're able to get trauma patients with massive liver injury to recovery and, in patients who are deemed good transplant candidates, get them to transplant with excellent survivals," says lead researcher, Steven I. Hanish, MD, associate professor of surgery at UM SOM and a liver transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). (eurekalert.org)
- UMMC began using MARS in 2013, as another tool offered to patients at the world-renowned University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (STC) and at the UMMC liver transplant center, which has cared for over 1,000 liver transplant recipients. (eurekalert.org)
- A multidisciplinary team has tried MARS in a variety of cases -- as an off-label bridge to transplant, as definitive therapy for toxic ingestion and in cases of severe liver trauma. (eurekalert.org)
- MARS treatment kept him alive long enough to get a liver transplant. (eurekalert.org)
- End-points were patient survival with- and without liver transplant and/or recovery of liver function. (eurekalert.org)
- Overall, the group displayed multisystem organ impairment and had liver disease more severe than that of patients in the total liver transplant program at UMMC. (eurekalert.org)
- For patients with acute liver failure, it is crucial to accurately predict who will need an emergency liver transplant, but the most widely used prediction tool internationally - the King's College Criteria - is outdated. (kcl.ac.uk)
- To Compare Patients Who Survive Without Transplantation to All Other Patients Enrolled in This Study (Those Who Receive a Transplant and Live, Those Who Receive a Transplant and Die, or Those Who Die Before Transplantation). (clinicaltrials.gov)
- If you have had the disease for a long time, you may need a liver transplant. (aafp.org)
- The objective is to keep the patient alive long enough to give the body's liver time to repair itself, or until the patient can have a liver transplant. (verywellhealth.com)
- Unfortunately, liver transplants are not medically advisable for everyone and sometimes there are no livers available to transplant. (verywellhealth.com)
- In acute liver failure caused by viral hepatitis, antiviral therapy may help avoid the need for a liver transplant. (verywellhealth.com)
- Acute liver failure can be caused by hepatitis. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Diseases such as hepatitis and Wilson's disease , cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and herpes simplex virus also increase your risk for acute liver failure. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- If viral hepatitis is the cause of your acute liver failure, your healthcare provider may give you a medicine depending on the type of viral hepatitis that is causing the failure. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- If autoimmune hepatitis is causing your liver failure, your healthcare provider can treat you with steroids. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- There are several well-recognized forms of vascular injury to the liver including Budd-Chiari syndrome, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (hepatic veno-occlusive disease), passive congestion due to heart failure, hepatic infarction, and ischemic hepatitis. (uptodate.com)
- Hepatitis (including A, B, and C) and other viruses can cause acute or chronic damage to your liver. (webmd.com)
- Your chances of getting hepatitis are higher if you share needles when you use drugs, have unprotected sex, have sex with a lot of people, or live in areas where food or water isn't safe. (webmd.com)
- Hepatitis causes your liver to swell. (drugs.com)
- Hepatitis can lead to acute liver failure. (drugs.com)
- Stem cell transfusions may someday replace the need for transplants in patients who suffer from liver failure caused by hepatitis B, according to a new study coming out of Beijing. (prweb.com)
- In China, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection accounts for the highest proportion of liver failure cases. (prweb.com)
- Researchers at the University of Washington have found profiles of proteins and gene expression that could point out early signs of hepatitis C-induced liver damage. (fiercebiotech.com)
- That suggested to us that events that occur during the early stages when the transplanted liver is becoming infected with the patient's hepatitis C virus influence the course of the disease," said Angela Rasmussen, who led the gene-expression project. (fiercebiotech.com)
- As well as helping to identify patients at risk of failure, this research could also point the way to treatments that protect patients' livers from hepatitis C-induced damage and reduce the need for transplants. (fiercebiotech.com)
- Common causes for acute liver failure are paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose, idiosyncratic reaction to medication (e.g. tetracycline , troglitazone ), excessive alcohol intake (severe alcoholic hepatitis ), viral hepatitis ( hepatitis A or B - it is extremely uncommon in hepatitis C ), acute fatty liver of pregnancy , and idiopathic (without an obvious cause). (bionity.com)
- In severe cases, a viral hepatitis infection can result in liver failure. (innovations-report.com)
- Hepatitis viruses target the liver cells, or hepatocytes. (innovations-report.com)
- This agent successfully protected the mice from developing fulminant hepatitis, since the LSECs remained intact, preserving the blood supply to the liver cells. (innovations-report.com)
- Hepatitis C (HCV) is a virus that causes liver disease in a significant number of the U.S. and world population. (baltimoresun.com)
- Chronic infections by viruses such as Hepatitis viruses (A, B and E) , Epstein-Barr virus, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex virus might eventually lead to liver failure. (medindia.net)
- Autoimmune hepatitis where the immune system attacks its own liver cells causing inflammation and injury. (medindia.net)
- Liver failure can be caused by autoimmune hepatitis, a disease where the immune system attacks liver cells, causing inflammation and injury. (virginiamason.org)
- Twenty-four patients had seronegative liver failure, 15 had acetaminophen toxicity, 4 had hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, 3 had drug-induced liver failure, 2 had autoimmune hepatitis, and 1 had mushroom poisoning. (nih.gov)
- Most frequent are intoxications with acetaminophen, viral hepatitis, or liver damage of unknown origin. (frontiersin.org)
- Acute liver failure (ALF) can occur as a result of various etiologies including hepatic injury by drugs and poison, viral hepatitis, ischemia, or other causes. (frontiersin.org)
- Causes of liver failure include hepatitis viruses, alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases and liver cancer, says Mayo Clinic. (reference.com)
- Acute Liver Failure may progress to exhibit cerebral dysfunction even HEPATIC Coma depending on the etiology that includes hepatic Ischemia , Drug Toxicity , malignant infiltration, and viral Hepatitis such as post-transfusion Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C . (online-medical-dictionary.org)
- The most common causes of chronic liver failure include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and long-term alcohol consumption. (webmd.com)
- Viral hepatitis (A, B, and E), acetaminophen, drug reactions, and no identifiable cause (seronegative) represent the four most common etiological subgroups of acute liver failure. (renalandurologynews.com)
- If you or a loved one has contracted viral hepatitis , you should be aware that acute liver failure is a rare but serious possible outcome of the infection. (verywellhealth.com)
- The condition is also referred to as a fulminant hepatic failure, acute hepatic necrosis, fulminant hepatic necrosis, and fulminant hepatitis. (verywellhealth.com)
- Acute liver failure is one of the most serious complications of viral hepatitis infection. (verywellhealth.com)
- Hepatitis C generally is not associated with acute liver failure unless there is a co-infection with hepatitis B. Likewise infection with hepatitis D along with hepatitis B may cause acute liver failure. (verywellhealth.com)
- On September 9, 2013, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) was notified by a hospital that it had observed seven patients with acute hepatitis and liver failure of unknown cause. (cdc.gov)
- ALF was initially characterized in adults with biochemical evidence of severe hepatic dysfunction (e.g., jaundice and coagulopathy) complicated by hepatic encephalopathy that develops within 8 weeks of the onset of the signs and symptoms of liver disease. (medscape.com)
- Our laboratory has been particularly interested in the effect of liver failure on the nervous system, a condition referred to as hepatic encephalopathy (HE). (springer.com)
- Hoofnagle JH, Carithers RL Jr, Shapiro C, Ascher N. Fulminant hepatic failure: summary of a workshop. (medscape.com)
- Fulminant hepatic failure. (medscape.com)
- Blood flowing through the liver is drained via the right, left, and middle hepatic veins into the inferior vena cava and then into the right side of the heart. (uptodate.com)
- In contrast, the hepatic artery supplies oxygen-rich blood (accounting for more than 50 percent of the oxygen delivered to the liver and 100 percent to the major bile ducts) but contains fewer basic nutrients. (uptodate.com)
- Acute liver failure is a broad term that encompasses both fulminant hepatic failure and subfulminant hepatic failure (or late-onset hepatic failure). (medscape.com)
- Fulminant hepatic failure is generally used to describe the development of encephalopathy within 8 weeks of the onset of symptoms in a patient with a previously healthy liver. (medscape.com)
- Subfulminant hepatic failure is reserved for patients with liver disease for up to 26 weeks before the development of hepatic encephalopathy. (medscape.com)
- Liver failure or hepatic insufficiency is the inability of the liver to perform its normal synthetic and metabolic function as part of normal physiology. (wikipedia.org)
- The disease process is associated with the development of a coagulopathy of liver aetiology, and clinically apparent altered level of consciousness due to hepatic encephalopathy. (wikipedia.org)
- One scheme defines "acute hepatic failure" as the development of encephalopathy within 26 weeks of the onset of any hepatic symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
- This is sub-divided into "fulminant hepatic failure", which requires onset of encephalopathy within 8 weeks, and "subfulminant", which describes onset of encephalopathy after 8 weeks but before 26 weeks. (wikipedia.org)
- Acetaminophen overdose -- anything more than the package-recommended 4 g/day -- has been associated with severe hepatic necrosis leading to acute liver failure. (medpagetoday.com)
- Liver failure or Hepatic failure is when the liver is no longer able to work. (wikipedia.org)
- 25% of blood flows into the liver through the hepatic artery and the remaining 75% of nutrient-rich blood flows into the liver through the hepatic portal vein. (medindia.net)
- Liver failure can lead to a serious complication that affects the brain known as hepatic encephalopathy. (emaxhealth.com)
- This review attempts to provide an overview of the development of protein-based products that take advantage of their biological activity for medication, and discusses possibilities for the therapeutic potential of protein-based products produced through different approaches to specifically target the liver (or hepatic cells: hepatocytes, hepatic stellate cells, liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, and Kupffer cells) in the treatment of hepatic diseases. (mdpi.com)
- Acute liver failure , also called fulminant hepatic failure, leads to rapid liver deterioration, often when the liver was previously perfectly healthy. (healthline.com)
- A form of rapid-onset Liver Failure , also known as fulminant Hepatic Failure , caused by severe liver injury or massive loss of Hepatocytes . (online-medical-dictionary.org)
- Baicalein also dose-dependently reduced hepatic malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration as well as the depletion of superoxide dismutase, glutathione, and catalase in the liver. (naturalnews.com)
- Acute liver failure is diagnosed based on abnormalities on liver tests (such as a bilirubin level test), hepatic encephalopathy and prolonged prothrombin time, which the amount of time it takes for blood plasma to clot. (verywellhealth.com)
- To study the correlation of serological growth factors and the hepatic progenitor cells involved in liver regeneration of liver failure. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Hypothermia attenuates oxidative/nitrosative stress, encephalopathy and brain edema in acute (ischemic) liver failure. (medscape.com)
- Acute liver failure is an uncommon condition in which rapid deterioration of liver function results in coagulopathy, usually with an international normalized ratio (INR) of greater than 1.5, and alteration in the mental status (encephalopathy) of a previously healthy individual. (medscape.com)
- Patients presenting as acute and hyperacute liver failure are at greater risk of developing cerebral oedema and grade IV encephalopathy. (wikipedia.org)
- They found that 662 patients met the established acute liver failure criteria of coagulopathy and encephalopathy, and that 42% of these patients (275) had liver failure associated with acetaminophen liver injury. (medpagetoday.com)
- This includes signs of mental confusion (encephalopathy), levels of liver enzymes that increase very quickly, jaundice and coagulopathy (problem with blood clotting). (stlouischildrens.org)
- It was worse or no better than placebo for all encephalopathy grades, all levels of organ failure, and all maximum coma grades. (medpagetoday.com)
- Acute liver failure is a complex multisystemic illness that evolves quickly after a catastrophic insult to the liver leading to the development of encephalopathy. (bmj.com)
- Acute liver failure (ALF) is a complex multisystemic illness that evolves after a catastrophic insult to the liver manifesting in the development of a coagulopathy and encephalopathy within a short period of time. (bmj.com)
- In patients with acute liver disease, the combination of encephalopathy and laboratory evidence of a coagulopathy is the basis for the diagnosis of acute liver failure. (renalandurologynews.com)
- The encephalopathy of acute liver failure can range from fairly subtle impairment of mental capacity to an unresponsive state. (renalandurologynews.com)
- The fetor and tremor that are typical features of encephalopathy in patients with chronic liver disease are not characteristic of this condition. (renalandurologynews.com)
- Encephalopathy can occur because the liver is unable to clear toxins from the blood properly. (childliverdisease.org)
- The brain is one of the more important organs affected during liver failure, and injury to the brain results in a condition called encephalopathy . (verywellhealth.com)
- If your healthcare provider can't find the cause of your acute liver failure, you may need a liver biopsy. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- A liver biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of your liver. (drugs.com)
- I have a copy of the liver biopsy confirming cause of acute liver failure. (expertlaw.com)
- A researcher preserves a section of a liver biopsy. (fiercebiotech.com)
- Removing a small piece of liver tissue through a tiny incision on the abdomen or neck, a procedure called a liver biopsy, can help your physician understand the cause of liver failure. (virginiamason.org)
- as liver puncture biopsy and peritoneoscopy are often impossible when platelets and prothrombine time are too low. (powells.com)
- A physician can diagnose liver failure with blood tests, imaging and a liver biopsy, according to the American Liver Foundation. (reference.com)
- A liver biopsy. (childliverdisease.org)
- The liver is involved in the metabolism and elimination of many medications entering the body and liver disease leads to widespread alterations in drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. (springer.com)
- An understanding of physiologic changes during liver disease and their corresponding effects on drug disposition will be useful for clinicians to optimize therapy and avoid adverse reactions. (springer.com)
- Rodighiero V. Effects of liver disease on pharmacokinetics. (springer.com)
- Clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic considerations in patients with liver disease. (springer.com)
- Drug administration in chronic liver disease. (springer.com)
- Davis M. Cholestasis and endogenous opioids: liver disease and exogenous opioid pharmacokinetics. (springer.com)
- C anine liver failure develops from a serious liver disease. (vetinfo.com)
- Liver failure can be prevented in many cases and it is important to be aware of the causes and triggers of this fatal disease. (vetinfo.com)
- Liver disease is the precursor of liver failure, and the signs should be identified in order to prevent liver failure. (vetinfo.com)
- The causes of liver disease may be idiopathic, but it can also come about by exposure to toxic materials or chemicals. (vetinfo.com)
- Liver disease may occur due to an underlying condition such as cancer, diabetes, Cushing's disease or internal infections. (vetinfo.com)
- Certain drugs may also contribute to the development of liver disease (such as steroids or sedatives administered constantly). (vetinfo.com)
- Obese dogs have liver disease more often than dogs with a normal weight. (vetinfo.com)
- The symptoms of canine liver disease may be subtle in the early stages, but will intensify as more and more liver cells die. (vetinfo.com)
- The symptoms of liver failure will include the symptoms of liver disease, but may be more intense. (vetinfo.com)
- If detected in the early stages, liver disease can be reversible with treatment and a suitable diet. (vetinfo.com)
- To prevent liver disease, the dog shouldn't be exposed to toxic materials (food or inhalants) and should have a balanced diet with a moderate amount of fats. (vetinfo.com)
- Liver disease cannot always be prevented, but it may be identified so that it won't develop into liver failure. (vetinfo.com)
- There are multiple causes for liver disease. (medhelp.org)
- Autoimmune disease and Wilson's disease can also cause acute liver failure. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- When liver failure results from a sudden illness in a person with no history of liver disease, it is called acute or fulminant liver failure. (seattlechildrens.org)
- When liver failure occurs at the end of a long-standing liver disease, it is called chronic liver failure or end-stage liver disease. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Who gets liver disease? (seattlechildrens.org)
- Liver disease affects people of all ages. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Serious liver disease affects about 1 in every 2,500 children in the United States. (seattlechildrens.org)
- SAN FRANCISCO - Starting this weekend, Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease will provide live coverage from The Liver Meeting 2018. (healio.com)
- The diagnosis of acute liver failure is based on physical exam, laboratory findings, patient history, and past medical history to establish mental status changes, coagulopathy, rapidity of onset, and absence of known prior liver disease respectively. (wikipedia.org)
- Acute on chronic liver failure" is said to exist when someone with chronic liver disease develops features of liver failure. (wikipedia.org)
- Sleisenger & Fordtran's gastrointestinal and liver disease pathophysiology, diagnosis, management (PDF) (9th ed. (wikipedia.org)
- Most liver disease is chronic. (webmd.com)
- As the country has gotten heavier, rates of liver disease have gone up. (webmd.com)
- Extra weight raises your odds of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease , when fat builds up in your liver. (webmd.com)
- You're also more likely to have gallstones when you have liver disease. (webmd.com)
- Health conditions , such as Wilson disease or Reye syndrome, may cause acute liver failure. (drugs.com)
- The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the European Association for the Study of the Liver define ACLF as an "acute deterioration of pre-existing chronic liver disease usually related to a precipitating event and associated with increased mortality at three months due to multisystem organ failure. (prweb.com)
- a miracle, but he has decided if he needs another liver, or his stage 3 kidney disease progresses, he will not do an intervention. (healingwell.com)
- Acute liver failure is the appearance of severe complications rapidly after the first signs of liver disease (such as jaundice), and indicates that the liver has sustained severe damage (loss of function of 80-90% of liver cells). (wikipedia.org)
- A gene-expression signature was found that pinpointed those patients at risk of developing severe fibrosis in their transplanted livers, and could be spotted even before there was evidence in the liver tissue of disease progression. (fiercebiotech.com)
- Inform patients who have alcoholic liver disease that smaller amounts of acetaminophen (4-5 g/day) have been reported to cause acute liver failure. (medpagetoday.com)
- For people with early-stage kidney disease, depression can increase the risk of kidney failure and hospitalization from kidney injury, according to a new study. (livescience.com)
- If you have mild kidney disease, depression may raise your risk of kidney failure and hospitalization. (livescience.com)
- Heart failure is usually caused by another disease process such as heart disease, high blood pressure or a heart attack. (courierpress.com)
- It is vital for patients with heart failure to be active in the treatment plan by participating in disease self-management. (courierpress.com)
- Wilson's disease (hereditary copper accumulation) may infrequently present with acute liver failure. (bionity.com)
- Treatment for liver failure depends on what caused the disease. (stlouischildrens.org)
- But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy. (baltimoresun.com)
- As a result, lead author Anne M. Larson, M.D. of the University of Washington and her colleagues suspected that patients with acute liver failure from unintentional acetaminophen overdoses would have more severe disease and worse outcomes than patients with intentional overdoses. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- To examine this hypothesis the researchers conducted a prospective study of patients presenting with acute liver disease to any of 22 academic centers participating in the Acute Liver Failure Study Group. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- He had cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle , which led to heart failure. (healthcentral.com)
- In acute liver failure the loss of liver function develops quickly within days or weeks most commonly in a patient who has no evidence of pre-existing liver disease. (medindia.net)
- This occurs to someone who develops features of liver failure when already having chronic liver disease. (medindia.net)
- They are Wilson s disease (the liver is unable to filter out copper adequately and copper keeps building up in the liver, brain, eyes, and other organs) and acute fatty liver of pregnancy (that commonly occurs in the third trimester or soon after the delivery). (medindia.net)
- Liver disease that is caused due to heavy alcohol consumption for a decade or more. (medindia.net)
- Fatty liver caused due to non-alcoholic reasons like obesity (40%) , diabetes, protein malnutrition, coronary artery disease and consuming steroid medications. (medindia.net)
- Patients given probiotics had lower incidence of the complication of liver disease than the group given placebo. (emaxhealth.com)
- The researchers say the finding is important for patients with liver disease. (emaxhealth.com)
- Loss of brain function that accompanies liver disease carries a 58 percent mortality rate at one-year. (emaxhealth.com)
- New evidence disputes the notion that steroid treatment helps infants with a liver disease called biliary atresia. (health24.com)
- Acute liver failure often occurs in a person with no known pre-existing liver disease. (virginiamason.org)
- Wilson's disease (copper overload) and acute fatty liver of pregnancy are uncommon causes of acute liver failure. (virginiamason.org)
- All direct liver disease-related medical expenses from 6 mo before to 3 years after ICU treatment were determined for 31 MARS patients and 16 control patients. (nih.gov)
- J. DE GROOTE One of the most ominous and troublesome complications of the liver disease is the appearance of hemorrhagic phenomena. (powells.com)
- The severity of the hemorrhagic disor- der is usually in relation to the liver disease. (powells.com)
- I have suffered (3) congestive heart failures after being on Zoloft and I have no hereditary predisposition to heart disease. (drugawareness.org)
- Heart failure is a chronic disease. (interimhealthcare.com)
- Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of liver disease and liver failure, the signs, the diagnoses, treatment, and much more. (webmd.com)
- The study, led by cardiologist Dr. Faraz Ahmad of Northwestern University in Chicago, found that being free of those heart disease risk factors in middle age greatly extended the number of years a person lived without heart failure. (medicinenet.com)
- Heart failure affects more than 5 million people in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (medicinenet.com)
- Explore heart disease diagnosis, treatment, and preventing heart failure. (medicinenet.com)
- Ninety percent of those with advanced forms of the disease live less than one year. (reference.com)
- The diagnosis must be made within 26 weeks of the first symptoms of the liver disease and there should be no preexisting diagnosis of liver disease. (renalandurologynews.com)
- Ascites and other manifestations of portal hypertension are not characteristic findings in acute liver failure, with the exception of the acute presentation of Wilson's disease, and in some patients with a more protracted clinical course who are often referred to as having subacute liver failure. (renalandurologynews.com)
- Patients with significant portal hypertension at the time of presentation should be investigated for possible underlying chronic liver disease. (renalandurologynews.com)
- The root of this plant contains a compound called baicalein, which is often used to treat liver disease in traditional Chinese medicine. (naturalnews.com)
- Indeterminate or unknown etiology of acute liver failure is established after a careful history and a series of diagnostic blood tests are still unable to identify a clear cause for the serious liver injury," Daniel R. Ganger , MD, from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease . (healio.com)
- Some pregnancy related illnesses, autoimmune disease, some herbs, cancer infiltrating the liver, sepsis, thrombotic disease and Budd-Chiari syndrome are other potential causes. (verywellhealth.com)
- It is one of the largest reported outbreaks of liver disease associated with a dietary supplement to date. (cdc.gov)
- Liver injury from herbals and dietary supplements in the U.S. drug-induced liver injury network," Hepatology , vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 1399-1408, 2014. (hindawi.com)
- Acetaminophen poisoning has become the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States," report the authors of a new study in the December 2005 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). (medicalnewstoday.com)
- The paper 'Development and validation of a dynamic outcome prediction model for paracetamol-induced acute liver failure: a cohort study' by William Bernal, Yanzhong Wang and colleagues is published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology . (kcl.ac.uk)
- Acute liver failure occurs when your liver is damaged and suddenly stops working properly. (drugs.com)
- Feline liver failure occurs when a large number of liver cells die after they're exposed to toxins or infectious substances. (vetinfo.com)
- Liver failure occurs when a large portion of the liver is damaged due to any type of liver disorder and the liver cannot perform its vital functions in the body, such as producing chemicals and filtering blood. (stlouischildrens.org)
- Liver failure occurs when the liver has lost its functional abilities. (medindia.net)
- Acute liver failure is loss of liver function that occurs quickly, usually in just days or weeks. (virginiamason.org)
- Acute liver failure occurs when liver cells are damaged significantly and are no longer able to function. (virginiamason.org)
- If a bleeding from the liver occurs it will be in the circulatory system and not cause any trouble. (powells.com)
- ALF occurs when the extent of hepatocyte death exceeds the regenerative capacity of the liver. (frontiersin.org)
- Experts aren't sure exactly how liver regeneration occurs, but they do know that when a liver is surgically reduced in size, a cellular response is activated that produces rapid regrowth. (healthline.com)
- Liver failure occurs when the liver become damaged beyond repair and is no longer able to function. (webmd.com)
- Acute liver failure from paracetamol poisoning occurs rapidly and patients can progress to deep coma and severe multiple organ failure within hours. (kcl.ac.uk)
- Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump enough blood to meet the body's basic needs. (reference.com)
- Systolic heart failure is a condition that occurs when the left side of the heart fails, states WebMD. (reference.com)
- It occurs when cells of the liver are injured so quickly that the organ cannot repair itself fast enough. (verywellhealth.com)
- Liver failure is generally considered acute rather than chronic when the onset of illness occurs within fewer than 26 weeks. (verywellhealth.com)
- Biliary atresia is the reason for about half of all liver transplants among children. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Overall survival rates for children who receive liver transplants at Seattle Children's are excellent. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Liver transplants are costly and traumatic, and having biomarkers that could predict those that are likely to fail could allow treatment to begin before symptoms emerge, potentially improving the outcomes for patients. (fiercebiotech.com)
- Our highly regarded program transplants twice the number of acute liver failure patients as the national average. (sutterhealth.org)
- Survival among patients receiving liver transplants was slightly higher with NAC versus placebo but the difference was not statistically significant. (medpagetoday.com)
- One study found that of 6,455 liver transplants performed in 2013, only 4 percent were from living donors. (healthline.com)
- People with acute liver failure should be treated in a critical care setting in a hospital that does liver transplants. (verywellhealth.com)
- Among those patients, 51 (82%) reported consuming OEP, 25 (40%) were hospitalized, two (3%) received liver transplants, and one (2%) died. (cdc.gov)
- Lee WM, Stravitz RT, Larson AM. Introduction to the revised American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases position paper on acute liver failure 2011. (medscape.com)
- There are more than 100 known liver diseases. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Our team includes nationally and internationally known experts in children's liver diseases. (seattlechildrens.org)
- Chronic liver failure is a frequent condition in clinical practice that encompasses all manifestations of patients with end-stage liver diseases. (springer.com)
- Some liver problems are related to diseases and other health conditions. (webmd.com)
- Autoimmune diseases may cause your body to attack and damage your liver cells. (drugs.com)
- Heart failure, heat stroke, and blood vessel diseases such as Budd-Chiari syndrome, can also cause acute liver failure. (drugs.com)
- MSC transfusions had already been shown to improve liver function in patients with end-stage liver diseases. (prweb.com)
- Other conditions leading to heart failure are abnormal heart valves, heart muscle diseases, severe lung diseases, obesity, diabetes and sleep apnea. (courierpress.com)
- The start-up hopes to develop techniques for treating liver failure and treatments for exotic infectious diseases. (baltimoresun.com)
- Vascular diseases like the Budd-Chiari syndrome can block veins of the liver. (medindia.net)
- Comparisons were made with a historical control group of 17 ALF patients treated from 2000 to 2001 in the same intensive care unit (ICU) specializing in liver diseases. (nih.gov)
- The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases reports that most donated livers come from deceased donors. (healthline.com)
- Because HMGB1 is a powerful inflammatory mediator in many diseases, the aim of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic effect of cisplatin acute liver failure. (mdpi.com)
- While the symptoms are the same -- including jaundice, pain, and upset stomach -- acute liver failure takes only weeks or even days. (webmd.com)
- The main features of acute liver failure are rapid-onset jaundice, weakness, and eventually, changes in mental status that can begin as mild confusion but progress to coma. (wikipedia.org)
- In general, one of the first signs of a problem with your child's liver is jaundice. (stlouischildrens.org)
- Jaundice happens when the liver is unable to remove bilirubin, a yellow pigment, from the blood. (stlouischildrens.org)
- If jaundice gets worse, take your baby to the doctor to check for a possible liver problem. (stlouischildrens.org)
- It is characterized by sudden development of liver dysfunction and Jaundice . (online-medical-dictionary.org)
- Paracetamol is used extensively to combat pain, but when taken above the recommended dose it can cause severe liver damage. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Liver failure is severe deterioration of liver function. (stlouischildrens.org)
- Liver failure and damage are rare but severe unintended consequences of statin drug use. (greenmedinfo.com)
- Severe liver damage involves oxidative stress and depletion of ATP resulting in necrosis. (frontiersin.org)
- Recent data suggest that necrosis resulting from severe liver damage is associated with poor outcome of ALF patients. (frontiersin.org)
- In the third case, a young football player suffered heat stroke causing liver cell death and severe ALF. (eurekalert.org)
- Three of five patients with severe liver trauma survived, with recovery of liver and kidney function. (eurekalert.org)
- Liver damage from Amanita phalloides is related to the amanitins, powerful toxins that inhibit RNA polymerase II resulting in a deficient protein synthesis and cell necrosis. (hindawi.com)
- There are several potential causes for liver failure including metabolic conditions, infections or viruses, cardiovascular conditions or consumption of drugs or toxins. (stlouischildrens.org)
- Drugs or toxins harmful to the liver. (medindia.net)
- It essentially "washes" a patient's blood with a solution containing albumin - normally produced by healthy livers -- to remove toxins such as bile acids, ammonia, bilirubin, copper, iron and phenols from the blood. (eurekalert.org)
- Acute liver failure (ALF) is not a diagnosis but a clinical syndrome. (medscape.com)
- Acute liver failure in adults: Etiology, clinical manifestations and diagnosis. (mayoclinic.org)
- American Gastroenterological Association Institute Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Liver Failure. (mayoclinic.org)
- When someone is given the diagnosis of heart failure, it is very important for them to work with all members of the healthcare team to develop the best treatment strategies. (courierpress.com)
- Probably three out of five days of the work week, I am with people on hospice who have a diagnosis of heart failure," he says. (healthcentral.com)
- The average age of heart failure diagnosis was 80 for men and 82 for women who had none of the risk factors at age 45, compared with the late 60s and early 70s for those who did have the risk factors at age 45. (medicinenet.com)
- Symptoms include fatigue , swelling and chronic cough and/or wheezing , and the CDC says that half of people with heart failure die within five years of their diagnosis. (medicinenet.com)
- Although treatments for heart failure are improving all the time, 50 percent of people with the diagnosis can expect to live less than five years, states WebMD. (reference.com)
- It is difficult to say how long a specific individual may live after a congestive heart failure diagnosis, because life expectancy is an individual matter with various factors that affect prognosis. (reference.com)
- Researchers were able to establish an etiologic diagnosis among nearly 50% of patients with previously indeterminate etiology of acute liver failure using a systematic analysis strategy that included diagnostic algorithms and expert opinion. (healio.com)
- Hear from Charlotte who has adapted to a slower pace of life since her heart failure diagnosis. (bhf.org.uk)
- The doctor there will determine the appropriate treatment plan for the patient's cause of liver failure. (stlouischildrens.org)
- The key to managing acute liver failure is early and accurate evaluation of the patient's expected prognosis. (kcl.ac.uk)
- The updated criteria for paracetamol-related acute liver failure include, for the first time, an online model that gives an individualised and updatable prognosis, which can change as the patient's condition changes. (kcl.ac.uk)
- The writers point out that our patient's liver dysfunction may be related to hypotension. (annals.org)
- However, it is important to note that the patient's profound liver function abnormalities were documented as being present before the hypotension developed. (annals.org)
- We believe that the patient's temporal course is more consistent with the primary development of liver dysfunction, which, in the absence of another cause, may be due to rosiglitazone. (annals.org)
- Organ failure leads to neurological abnormalities often referred to as metabolic encephalopathies. (springer.com)
- Certain metabolic ailments can contribute to the development of liver failure. (medindia.net)
- Liver failure-induced metabolic acidosis may have caused his subsequent cardiac decompensation. (annals.org)
- The new model was externally validated against data from 412 patients with paracetamol-induced acute liver failure managed at intensive care units in the UK (London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh) and Denmark (Copenhagen), and showed excellent accuracy. (kcl.ac.uk)
- This better reflects the real world of acute emergency care for paracetamol-induced acute liver failure. (kcl.ac.uk)
- Unrecognized acetaminophen toxicity as a cause of indeterminate acute liver failure. (medscape.com)
- SEATTLE, Nov. 30 - Liver toxicity from acetaminophen poisoning is by far the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States, researchers reported. (medpagetoday.com)
- Reassure them, however, that acetaminophen-related liver toxicity is an uncommon occurrence, and that the drug itself is not toxic. (medpagetoday.com)
- But in an accompanying editorial, John G. O'Grady, M.D., of the Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital in London cautioned that there's no need for panic, because acetaminophen-associated liver toxicity is uncommon, and the drug itself is not toxic. (medpagetoday.com)
- CHICAGO -- Children in acute liver failure unrelated to acetaminophen toxicity derived no benefit whatsoever from N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a randomized trial showed. (medpagetoday.com)
- Acute liver failure is a rare, but very serious, illness that is most commonly caused by paracetamol toxicity. (kcl.ac.uk)
- Patients admitted to study sites with carefully defined criteria for acute liver failure and who are thought not to have acetaminophen toxicity, mushroom poisoning, pregnancy-related liver failure, or malignancy will be eligible. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Another significant cause of acute liver failure, especially in the U.S., is acetaminophen toxicity. (verywellhealth.com)
- US researchers have developed a new technique that manipulates the immune response and may be able to keep patients with liver failure alive until a donor organ becomes available. (netdoctor.co.uk)
- The findings, which are published in the journal PLOS One, are based on experiments on rats but, if applicable in human patients, could be used on patients with end-stage liver failure. (netdoctor.co.uk)
- Intensive care of patients with acute liver failure: recommendations of the U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study Group. (medscape.com)
- Jalan R, Olde Damink SW, Deutz NE, Hayes PC, Lee A. Moderate hypothermia in patients with acute liver failure and uncontrolled intracranial hypertension. (medscape.com)
- Measurement of serum acetaminophen-protein adducts in patients with acute liver failure. (medscape.com)
- The most important step in the assessment of patients with acute liver failure is to identify the cause, because certain conditions necessitate immediate and specific treatment and affect prognosis. (medscape.com)
- Masatoshi Kudo, MD, of Kinki University in Osaka, Japan, suggested that many patients with HCC with Child-Pugh B liver function status have a poorer prognosis than those with Child-Pugh A status. (healio.com)
- Of the 43 patients in this pilot study - each of whom had liver failure resulting from chronic HBV infection - 24 were treated with MSCs taken from donated umbilical cords and 19 were treated with saline as the control group. (prweb.com)
- Along with increased survival rates, the patients' liver function improved and platelet count increased. (prweb.com)
- Drug development efforts, meanwhile, are exploring new ways of using the body's own systems to control the condition and ultimately extend patients' lives after an episode of acute heart failure. (novartis.com)
- For Hartshorne-Evans, who runs The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, a patient-led support organization in the United Kingdom for people with heart failure, the low survival rates underline the need for new treatment options to improve the outlook for patients as they seek to maintain their quality of life. (novartis.com)
- Kidney failure is common, present in more than 50% of ALF patients, either due to original insult such as paracetamol resulting in acute tubular necrosis or from hyperdynamic circulation leading to hepatorenal syndrome or functional kidney failure. (wikipedia.org)
- While many patients will see slow damage over years or decades, around a third of patients will experience this in as little as one or two years, potentially leading to early failure of the transplanted organ. (fiercebiotech.com)
- By identifying those patients at risk of early liver damage, biomarker-based tests could cut the need for repeat biopsies and give the option of lower potency drug treatments with fewer side effects for the majority. (fiercebiotech.com)
- To determine whether people who inadvertently overdose on acetaminophen are at greater risk for bad outcomes, Dr. Larson and colleagues at 22 U.S. tertiary care centers examined the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure in consecutive patients seen over a six-year period. (medpagetoday.com)
- Drug-induced liver injury: a 2-year retrospective study of 1169 hospitalized patients in a single medical center," Phytomedicine , vol. 22, no. 13, pp. 1201-1205, 2015. (hindawi.com)
- Doctors should keep in mind that infants' livers metabolize acetaminophen differently than adults, which can influence the risk of liver damage in young patients. (huffingtonpost.ca)
- Of 662 consecutive patients over a six-year period between 1998 and 2003, 275 had acetaminophen-related acute liver failure. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Explain that N-acetylcysteine (NAC) did not improve outcomes for pediatric acute liver failure patients whose cause of liver failure was not acetaminophen. (medpagetoday.com)
- Note that investigators initiated the study because adult patients with liver failure that was not acetaminophen-induced appeared to benefit from NAC. (medpagetoday.com)
- An in-depth review of all aspects of AKI and liver failure in critically ill patients This year's Forum is dedicated to the kidney and liver and will review in-depth all aspects of AKI and liver failure in critically ill patients. (esicm.org)
- Nine patients without post-ALT native liver histology were excluded from review. (nih.gov)
- On follow-up, 9 acetaminophen-induced patients, 9 seronegative patients, 2 drug-induced ALF patients, 3 HBV patients, and the autoimmune patient recovered to a near-normal native liver with inconsequential scarring. (nih.gov)
- We provide care for the symptoms of the condition and we provide learning and life-skills that allow patients to live more comfortably with heart failure. (interimhealthcare.com)
- LONDON (Reuters) - As many as 270 women in England may have died prematurely of breast cancer because of an IT failure that led to 450,000 patients missing out on routine screening appointments. (reuters.com)
- According to Ahmad, the findings could help patients better understand the importance of avoiding major risk factors for heart failure, he suggested. (medicinenet.com)
- It's a much more powerful message, when you're talking to patients in their 30s or 40s, to say that they will be able to live 11 to 13 years longer without heart failure if they can avoid developing these three risk factors now. (medicinenet.com)
- Researchers analyzed data on 135,048 patients with newly diagnosed heart failure followed over 12 years. (healthcentral.com)
- While this study only looked at patients diagnosed with heart failure, researchers posited that protection from a flu shot probably benefits anyone living with heart failure. (healthcentral.com)
- There are four stages of heart failure, which are A, B, C and D, with patients in A and B not having heart failure yet but demonstrating risk factors for t. (reference.com)
- Most patients with acute liver failure will be jaundiced at the time of presentation, the possible exceptions being very rapidly evolving liver injury (e.g., after an acetaminophen overdose). (renalandurologynews.com)
- The committee reviewed the initial examination data of 292 patients with indeterminate ALF or acute liver injury etiology. (healio.com)
- Heart failure affects 26 million people worldwide. (novartis.com)
- More people die from heart failure than from some advanced cancers, including breast and bowel cancer. (novartis.com)
- Heart failure is the biggest single cause of hospital admissions in adults aged over 65 in the Western world. (novartis.com)
- Ageing populations and deteriorating lifestyles mean heart failure is the most rapidly growing cardiovascular condition. (novartis.com)
- One in 5 people aged 40 and over will develop heart failure in their lifetime and the treatment costs are estimated at $65 billion a year worldwide. (novartis.com)
- Nick Hartshorne-Evans was just 39 when he was diagnosed with heart failure following a viral infection. (novartis.com)
- Heart failure can make everyday activities like walking difficult. (novartis.com)
- I heard my doctor say 'heart failure' and it sounded like a death sentence. (novartis.com)
- Yet for many people living with heart failure, everyday activities like walking and climbing stairs can become increasingly difficult. (novartis.com)
- Healthcare companies and care providers are currently pursuing various approaches in their efforts to develop more effective ways of treating heart failure. (novartis.com)
- According to the American Heart Association, almost 6 million Americans are living with heart failure, and over 900,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. (courierpress.com)
- So, those diagnosed with heart failure are not alone, and the good news is collaborating with the health care team can help manage the illness. (courierpress.com)
- When people hear the words "heart failure," they may think the heart is about to stop, but actually the term means the heart is not pumping powerfully enough to meet the demands of the body. (courierpress.com)
- In heart failure, because the heart is not pumping enough blood and oxygen to the body, people develop symptoms related to insufficient blood flow. (courierpress.com)
- Some common symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath, chronic cough or wheeze, fluid build-up (swelling), sudden weight gain and fatigue. (courierpress.com)
- Patient self-management tasks in heart failure include monitoring for weight gain, edema and shortness of breath, as well as decreasing sodium intake, attending follow-up appointments, taking medications and stopping smoking. (courierpress.com)
- People with heart failure could use heart failure zone sheets or symptom tracker action plans to know when to notify the health care team of concerns. (courierpress.com)
- Some resources for managing heart failure are available via the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America. (courierpress.com)
- Living with heart failure can create challenges, but following treatment plans and self-managing symptoms can lead to an improved quality of life. (courierpress.com)
- Murray Mittleman and his colleagues at Harvard Medical School studied data on 31,823 middle-aged and elderly Swedish women to assess the relationship between chocolate and heart failure. (care2.com)
- The women who consumed an average of one to two servings (that's a fairly small amount) of high-quality, cocoa-rich chocolate per week had a 32 percent lower risk of experiencing heart failure. (care2.com)
- Those women who ate 1 to 3 servings a month had a 26 percent lower risk of heart failure. (care2.com)
- A minister-triathlete has no intention of letting heart failure slow him down. (healthcentral.com)
- Because it masked some things, the heart failure took longer to diagnose, but it also allowed me to function better. (healthcentral.com)
- Heart failure means your tissues don't get the oxygen and nutrients they need. (healthcentral.com)
- When I first heard I [had heart failure] I was upset about it," he says. (healthcentral.com)
- He knows because he's experienced the swelling (known as edema) that often comes with heart failure himself. (healthcentral.com)
- Having heart failure does not mean you need to stop doing all your normal activities and enjoying life. (clevelandclinic.org)
- These tips will help you adjust to living with heart failure. (clevelandclinic.org)
- Board-certified cardiologist, Ronald Pariser, MD, will bring insight into practicing healthier cardiac lifestyles to support 'Living Well with Heart Failure' on Tuesday, April 4. (courant.com)
- That's exactly the goal of the Interim HealthCare Living with Heart Failure Program. (interimhealthcare.com)
- Clients learn healthful behaviors that reduce the effects of heart failure, develop exercise habits that improve strength and endurance and how to best communicate with their physicians. (interimhealthcare.com)
- Nursing and therapy services, and education, are provided by clinicians who have completed an extensive professional education program about Heart Failure. (interimhealthcare.com)
- The Interim HealthCare Heart Failure Program makes the best use of the acute care benefits available through Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance and managed care programs to equip clients and families to live with Heart Failure on a long term basis. (interimhealthcare.com)
- This booklet explains the causes and symptoms of heart failure. (heart.org)
- It includes content on risk factors, types of heart failure and how heart failure is diagnosed and classified, ejection fraction, as well as information on treating and managing symptoms, including lifestyle changes, medications, and surgical and non-surgical interventions. (heart.org)
- It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can help make a full, active life possible for those living with heart failure. (heart.org)
- Congestive Heart Failure, also referred to as CHF or simply heart failure, is a serious medical condition which leaves the heart unable to supply enough blood to the rest of the body and in some cases, unable to properly fill with blood. (empowher.com)
- If so, you may already be winning the war against heart failure in your senior years, new research suggests. (medicinenet.com)
- The researchers found that people who were obese and had high blood pressure and diabetes by age 45 were diagnosed with heart failure an average of 11 to 13 years sooner than those who had none of the three risk factors. (medicinenet.com)
- Even having one or two of the three risk factors reduced the years a person lived without heart failure, the researchers found. (medicinenet.com)
- People who had one or two of the risk factors developed heart failure an average of three to 11 years earlier than those with none of the risk factors, Ahmad's team said. (medicinenet.com)
- Doing so can significantly increase the number of years you are likely to live free of heart failure," Ahmad said. (medicinenet.com)
- Want to Live Longer With Heart Failure? (healthcentral.com)
- Research published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in people 65 and older who have compromised circulation and other health complications. (healthcentral.com)
- How long can you live with congestive heart failure? (reference.com)
- How is a salty diet related to congestive heart failure? (reference.com)
- Salty diets cause the body to retain large amounts of water, which exacerbates the buildup of fluids commonly associated with heart failure, states WebMD. (reference.com)
- What is systolic heart failure? (reference.com)
- What are the stages of congestive heart failure? (reference.com)
- Is there a cure for congestive heart failure? (reference.com)
- There is no cure for heart failure, but the condition can be controlled and managed to decrease its progression, as stated by WebMD. (reference.com)
- At the time initial blood studies were obtained, the patient was normotensive and had no physical examination or chest radiograph findings of congestive heart failure. (annals.org)
- Walking is one of the most important things you can do to help your health when you have heart failure. (clevelandclinic.org)
- We know that being diagnosed with heart failure can be frightening for you and your family. (bhf.org.uk)
- You are probably taking a combination of many different medications to treat your heart failure and we know it can be hard to keep track. (bhf.org.uk)
- It can also be helpful to keep a record of your experiences of heart failure, to keep track of useful information that you can tell your doctors during hospital, GP and heart failure clinic appointments. (bhf.org.uk)
- Our heart failure personal record can help with this, allowing you to make notes about all of these details, and any other important information that your doctor might want to keep track of. (bhf.org.uk)
- You may find you need to make some changes in your life as a result of your heart failure - from getting some help with the housework to changing jobs. (bhf.org.uk)
- Find out about Sheila's heart failure experience and how she breaks down her tasks. (bhf.org.uk)
- This booklet is for people with heart failure and their family and friends. (bhf.org.uk)
- It explains what heart failure is, what causes it, the symptoms, the possible treatments including medicines, and what can be done to help keep the condition under control. (bhf.org.uk)
- Other health problems , such as kidney failure, hypoglycemia (decreased blood sugar level), and pancreatitis may occur. (drugs.com)
- He actually died of kidney failure. (contactmusic.com)
- JOHOR BARU: A seven-year-old girl who was in critical condition after suffering liver and kidney failure died at 10.46pm Monday (Jan 13) night. (thestar.com.my)
- Right now, she is suffering from liver and kidney failure, " he said when met by reporters after visiting the ward here on Monday. (thestar.com.my)
- A belt that performs 'dialysis on the go' could soon change the lives of people with chronic kidney failure. (dailymail.co.uk)
- I went to the hospital and I had found out that I had liver and kidney failure. (vulture.com)
- So I left the hospital, went to another hospital, they was like, 'Man, you got liver and kidney failure. (vulture.com)
- Biju Parekkadan, a graduate student working with Dr Yarmush, said: 'A patient presenting with liver failure could first be treated with an intravenous injection of an 'off-the-shelf' drug containing MSC-produced factors in an effort to halt cell damage and allow the organ to regenerate. (netdoctor.co.uk)
- The liver is a vital organ that has the functions of toxin filtering as well as energy, nutrient and fat distribution in the dog's body. (vetinfo.com)
- This often contributes towards multi organ failure. (wikipedia.org)
- In collaboration with colleagues from the universities of Würzburg and Bonn (Germany), they discovered that this organ failure is not in fact caused by the death of liver cells, but by defects in the vascular (blood vessel) system. (innovations-report.com)
- Their liver is able to reform itself into a healthy organ. (stlouischildrens.org)
- The liver is a dark, reddish-brown organ situated in the upper right-hand portion of the abdominal cavity. (medindia.net)
- Need to make a doctor appointment for Organ (Heart , Liver, Lung) Failure this week? (zocdoc.com)
- It is typically a medical emergency that requires hospitalization due to mental confusion, multi-organ failure, bleeding, infection and increased pressure in the brain. (virginiamason.org)
- Your liver is the only organ in your body that can regrow after parts of it have been removed or damaged. (healthline.com)
- People who receive a liver from a deceased donor tend to get transplanted with the entire organ. (healthline.com)
- In the majority of acute liver failure (ALF) there is widespread hepatocellular necrosis beginning in the centrizonal distribution and progressing towards portal tracts. (bionity.com)
- Fatal liver necrosis due to allopurinol has been reported. (greenmedinfo.com)
- The mode of liver cell death that is predominantly induced in ALF, i.e., apoptosis or necrosis, is still controversial and presumably determined by the etiology, duration, and magnitude of liver injury. (frontiersin.org)
- It has become evident that liver cell death can occur via distinct biochemical pathways and morphological alterations, including apoptosis, autophagic cell death, and necrosis. (frontiersin.org)
- Hepatocyte liver-assist systems--a clinical update. (medscape.com)
- The likelihood of histological recovery appears to be minimal in livers with total hepatocyte loss at the time of ALT. (nih.gov)
- Pretreatment with baicalein substantially ameliorated acetaminophen-induced liver damage and histological hepatocyte changes. (naturalnews.com)
- Bleeding problems may occur because your liver does not produce enough clotting factors. (drugs.com)
- Infections, such as respiratory and urinary tract infections, may occur with acute liver failure. (drugs.com)
- Acute liver failure unrelated to acetaminophen is rare -- a major children's hospital might see five to 10 cases a year, Squires said -- but is "devastating" when it does occur. (medpagetoday.com)
- Too much acetaminophen (such as Tylenol, Midol, Nyquil and Sudafed) is the most common cause of acute liver failure and can occur after one very large dose of acetaminophen, or after higher than recommended daily doses over several days. (virginiamason.org)
- That's according to new research indicating that climate change will not only increase the risk of food shocks from world corn production but that these crop failures could occur simultaneously. (loe.org)
- Otherwise liver failure may occur. (yahoo.com)
- Without a liver, death would occur in a matter of days. (healthline.com)
- Acute liver failure (ALF) in children differs from that observed in adults in both the etiologic spectrum and the clinical picture. (medscape.com)
- The Hepatix extracorporeal liver assist device: initial clinical experience. (medscape.com)
- This is an outstanding review of basic and clinical aspects of chronic liver failure. (springer.com)
- After an asymptomatic lag phase, the clinical picture is characterized by gastrointestinal symptoms, followed by the liver and kidney involvement. (hindawi.com)
- The coagulation results must be interpreted in the clinical context because of a very wide range seen in acute liver failure. (renalandurologynews.com)
- Acetaminophen painkiller overdoses can cause life-threatening liver failure in children but the problem is avoidable, Canadian doctors say. (huffingtonpost.ca)
- To understand liver function, doctors run a variety of tests including liver function and blood-clotting tests. (virginiamason.org)
- Most doctors just label this problem as liver and pancreatic issues associated with liver disorders. (drugawareness.org)
- Even though you may receive only a partial liver, your doctors will make sure it's big enough to perform all necessary functions. (healthline.com)
- and doctors believe he only has a few days to live. (tmz.com)
- Doctors said Soriano had unknowingly poisoned her liver with acetaminophen. (kfor.com)
- In Soriano's case, doctors said the amount she was taking was slowly killing her liver cells to the point where it had ceased to function. (kfor.com)
- The Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF) Study Group was formed in 2000 as a multisite, multinational consortium to prospectively study ALF in children from birth up to 18 years of age. (medscape.com)
- That it appears not to help in pediatric acute liver failure sheds light both on the particular inflammatory patterns in the condition and also on the role of reactive oxygen species, he said. (medpagetoday.com)
- An acetaminophen overdose may cause acute liver failure. (drugs.com)
- Medicines may be given to decrease liver damage caused by an acetaminophen overdose. (drugs.com)
- Another spokesman, Bob Kniffin, said all cases in which alcohol and Tylenol have been implicated in liver damage have involved alcoholics or an overdose of Tylenol or a combination of both. (latimes.com)
- Acetaminophen overdose is a major cause of acute liver failure and is the most common identifiable cause of acute liver failure in children," Dr. Rod Lim of the Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre and his co-authors wrote in Monday's issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (huffingtonpost.ca)
- Taking slightly too much of the pain reliever paracetamol over time can lead to an overdose that can cause liver failure and death, according to a new study. (health24.com)
- In the U.S., acetaminophen overdose remains the most common cause of acute liver failure. (healio.com)
- Lots of things cause liver damage, and it tends to get worse over time. (webmd.com)
- Street drugs like heroin and cocaine also cause liver damage. (webmd.com)
- Certain medicines, herbal supplements, and illegal drugs can cause liver damage. (drugs.com)
- Other medicines that can cause liver failure include antiseizure medicines and certain antibiotics. (drugs.com)
- Illegal drugs, such as cocaine, can also cause liver damage. (drugs.com)
- Excessive consumption of Acetaminophen and certain prescription medications like Rifampicin and Isoniazid, Sodium valproate, Halothane, Zidovudine, and Didanosine can also cause liver failure. (medindia.net)
- Find information about which prescription medicines, painkillers, herbal remedies, supplements and drugs can cause liver damage and liver failure as well as what you can do about preventing this from occurring. (health24.com)
- In view of the pleiotropic functions of critical mediators of cell death and tissue regeneration, a particular challenge will be to reduce hepatocellular death without inhibiting the regenerative capacity of the liver. (frontiersin.org)
- The mechanisms by which liver cells are destroyed as well as the processes mediating liver regeneration, remain largely unknown. (frontiersin.org)
- Taking too much acetaminophen causes most cases of acute liver failure. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Although quite rare, some prescription medications have been linked to cases of acute liver failure. (virginiamason.org)
- Unfortunately, there are many cases of acute liver failure that have no apparent cause. (virginiamason.org)
- Some institutions, especially those overseas, had begun giving NAC to children with acute liver failure because of this presumed mechanism and because of its demonstrated effectiveness in adults. (medpagetoday.com)
- Your child will be transferred from a local hospital to a specialist centre so they can be looked after by a team who have more experience looking after children with acute liver failure. (childliverdisease.org)