Navigation Links
Children's Hospital 1 of 10 pediatric hospitals in US selected to study liver disease in kids
Date:2/26/2008

Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been selected to join an effort among select centers in the United States and Canada to collect and study information necessary to understand the possible causes and treatment of a destructive liver disease called primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC).

The Studies of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, or STOPSC, is a multi-center research effort initiated, funded and organized by The Musette and Allen Morgan Jr. Foundation. PSC is a destructive liver disease of unknown origin that occurs in both males and females and in children and adults. About one person in every 100,000 will get the disease, and currently there is no proven medical treatment for PSC.

Researchers across the country will establish a database and specimen storehouse in an effort to make the information available to other qualified researchers so future studies can be conducted. The major goal of this study is to help develop better ways to detect the disease, find out how effective current treatments are, and conduct more research studies in the future.

This effort is so important for many reasons most important is to better understand the disease and how to treat it. By combining all of our information and research, together, we can tackle this devastating disease head on, said Benjamin L. Shneider, MD, director of the Pediatric Hepatology Program at Childrens Hospital, who is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. At Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we are dedicated to helping children with liver disease by exploring all treatment options maximizing liver function, minimizing complications and maintaining growth and development all to improve the quality of life for each child and family.

The study also will include adults and children with a diagnosis of PSC/autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) overlap syndrome and children diagnosed with AIH, because the clinical aspects and the possible causes of these diseases may be related. AIH is usually quite serious and, if not treated, gets worse over time. Its usually chronic, meaning it can last for years, and can lead to cirrhosis (scarring and hardening) of the liver and eventually liver failure. In addition, many individuals with PSC will also get inflammatory bowel disease.

Childrens is one of only 10 pediatric hospitals selected to participate in this national study. Other hospitals include the Mayo Clinic, Childrens Hospital of Denver, Childrens Hospital Boston, and Mount Sinai Medical Center, to name a few.


'/>"/>

Contact: Marc Lukasiak
marc.lukasiak@chp.edu
412-692-7919
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Turns Off the Tap With Green Earth Waterless Carwash
2. Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented by Toyota Raises $718,000 for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Cancer Research
3. Hidden Epidemic of Congestive Heart Failure Driving Hospitalization, Costs
4. Galichia Heart Hospital Lowers Cost of Bypass to $10K
5. Expansion Will Double Size of The Heart Center at Regions Hospital
6. Keane Wins Revenue Cycle Management Implementation With Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
7. Ten Hospitals Now Complete with KP HealthConnect Electronic Medical Records
8. Cerner Corporation and Hill-Rom Partner to Unify Hospital Care Delivery
9. TexSAn Heart Hospital Signs Agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
10. Hospital Environments Increase Staff Efficiency and Patient Safety With Omnicell OptiFlex(TM) SS 9.0
11. Northwestern Memorial Hospitals Steven J. Stryker MD Unveils Campaign With Empower Public Relations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... "The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) ... to people with all chronic conditions, including mental illnesses, while increasing the cost ... Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that insurers cover pre-existing conditions, it does not ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... practicing in Newburgh, New York, has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive ... the best cutting-edge procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... and two new videos highlight the importance of correctly using a meat thermometer. ... who has done extensive research on consumer food safety habits. Dr. Bruhn explains ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Insurance offerings. With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent update of flood ... States. In 2012, the Biggert-Waters Act was enacted to reflect the actual risk ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... All-Star Insurance, a family managed agency that ... eastern Texas, is announcing the launch of a new charity drive to benefit women ... the United States reveal that an estimated 252, 710 new cases of invasive or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/30/2017)... DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global digital health ... it will be presenting at the 7th annual LD Micro Invitational ... Raphael , CEO, of DarioHealth will be giving the presentation and ... June 6th & 7th, 2017 at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air ... space. About LD Micro LD ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... 2017 Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: TRPX), ... the development of cannabinoid-based drugs, today announced that ... at three upcoming scientific and investor conferences in ... Invitational: ...                     Wednesday, June ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) announced today ... the Company in a fireside chat at Goldman Sachs, 38 ... 2017 at 10:40 a.m. PT / 1:40 p.m. ET. The ... Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. A live ... on the Company,s website at http://www.endo.com/investors/overview . Participants should ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: