• hepatic
  • Hepatic (liver) involvement in some diseases can be of crucial importance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several biochemical tests are useful in the evaluation and management of patients with hepatic dysfunction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anticoagulants: Warfarin Overdose: Used as a treatment for prevention of blood clots, however, like most drugs, side effects have been shown to increase risk of excessive bleeding by functioning in the disruption of hepatic synthesis of coagulation factors II, VII, IX, and X. Vitamin K is an antagonist to warfarin drug, reversing its activity, causing it to be less effective in the process of blood clotting. (wikipedia.org)
  • Healthy Liver
  • Having a healthy liver is important to everybody, but it is particularly important for people with HIV as the liver plays a key role in breaking down and processing medicines used to treat HIV and other infections. (aidsmap.com)
  • A healthy liver is vital to a healthy life, so finding out for sure if it is in danger is not something that you can afford to put off, especially since many liver problems can be successfully treated and others can be managed to prevent further liver damage. (healthtestingcenters.com)
  • kidneys
  • This test measures the level of aspartate transaminase (an enzyme that is found in the liver, kidneys, pancreas, heart, skeletal muscle, and red blood cells) that is released into the bloodstream after liver or heart problems. (nyhq.org)
  • alcohol
  • The health of your liver can also be damaged by a number of things, for example, drinking too much alcohol , using recreational drugs , your diet, taking large doses of vitamin A, and some herbal and alternative remedies . (aidsmap.com)
  • Your liver breaks down most of the alcohol you drink, so it can be removed from your body. (patientsville.com)
  • lesions
  • Positron emission tomography can be useful to check the entire body for metastases, although the test can be falsely normal with small lesions or preoperative chemotherapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • tumors
  • This pre-treatment causes the tumors to shrink, resulting in a larger proportion of liver tissue that is functional, with broader margins. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound of the liver - EFSUMB - European Course Book" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Preoperative evaluation involves imaging of the liver and its metastases, for example with ultrasound, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. (wikipedia.org)
  • routine
  • You'll have a number of routine tests to monitor your health as part of your HIV care. (aidsmap.com)
  • Some or all of these measurements are also carried out (usually about twice a year for routine cases) on those individuals taking certain medications, such as anticonvulsants, to ensure the medications are not damaging the person's liver. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients
  • citation needed] Among colorectal cancer patients, 15-25% will have liver metastases already when the colorectal cancer is discovered, and another 25-50% will develop them in the three years after resection of their primary cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of patients who die from metastasised colorectal cancer, 20% have metastasis in the liver alone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Previously, liver metastasectomy was limited to patients with less than four sites of metastasis in the liver, with a tumour-free margin of at least 1 centimetre, and no cancer elsewhere. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with initially unresectable liver metastases can be pre-treated with chemotherapy (this is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy). (wikipedia.org)
  • For patients in whom the primary tumour is controlled and metastases are limited to the lung, criteria for eligibility include the technical resectability of the metastases and the general fitness and lung function reserve of the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • When AST and ALT are both over 1000 IU/L, the differential can include acetaminophen toxicity, shock, or fulminant liver failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of metastasectomy evolved in the field of liver resection for metastasised colorectal cancer, but has evolved to include resection of metastases from different primary cancers (such as breast cancer, melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, etc.) to the lungs, brain, and other organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Specific cases include: Vitamin-K Deficiency: In the liver, vitamin K plays an important role in the synthesis of coagulation factor II. (wikipedia.org)