Navigation Links
Liver Cirrhosis May Also Harm Brain, Heart
Date:2/17/2009

Inflammation may be the common link, study shows

TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Increased inflammation caused by cirrhosis of the liver might lead people with this disease to also develop neurological, cognitive and heart rhythm problems, a new study finds.

Cirrhosis of the liver, which kills 25,000 people in Unites States annually, is often a result of alcohol abuse or hepatitis C.

The disorder occurs when the liver is damaged and can't properly filter toxins. People with the disorder also tend to have heart-rate issues and a condition known as hepatic (liver) encephalopathy, which occurs when an increasing amount of unfiltered toxins reaches the brain. Hepatic encephalopathy can affect both physical and mental performance.

All three conditions are linked to increased systemic inflammation, say a team from the University College London Medical School and the Royal Free Hospital in London.

In studying people with cirrhosis, the team found strong ties between heart rate issues and hepatic encephalopathy. A person's level of inflammatory cytokines -- molecules that switch on the body's response to inflammation -- climbed as cognitive impairment increased and heart rate variability fell.

The study is published in the February issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

More information

The American Liver Foundation has more about cirrhosis.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: The American Physiological Society, news release, Feb. 10, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Advanced Age No Bar to Liver Transplant
2. Researchers Find Better Way to Deliver Blood Thinner
3. Federal research plan to determine nanotech risks fails to deliver
4. Liver cancer marker could yield blood test for early detection
5. Blood Marker Might Help Spot Early Liver Cancer
6. Natural Protein Could Help Spot, Treat Liver Cancer
7. Diet Change Can Curb Fatty Liver Disease
8. US FDA Fast Tracks PI-88 for the Treatment of Post Resection Liver Cancer
9. The American Liver Foundation Appoints Rick Smith, a Twenty-Year Veteran of The MS Society, as Chief Executive Officer
10. Re-plumbing liver helps beat cancer
11. Free Prescription Drug Program Uses Internet to Deliver Cards - Offers Assistance to Uninsured
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Liver Cirrhosis May Also Harm Brain, Heart
(Date:5/2/2016)... WACO, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... Corporation will offer an incentive to people who share their fitness journey on ... footwear and premium first aid products, will award a $100 product voucher each week ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... Highlighting the year’s best in pet gear and toys, leading product review site ... TTPM Pets Paw of Excellence Awards at their Spring Showcase at the Metropolitan ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Netherlands (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... Further ... honored to announce that the new WHIMZEES Variety Value Boxes were selected from over ... New Product Showcase Award. , WHIMZEES natural dental chews for dogs are a ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Rafael, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... The 2016 World Ultimate & ... Nike Ultimate Camp at Manhattan College, made the cut. The WUGC is being held in ... National Teams won the gold in the men’s division, another gold in the women’s masters ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... (AAC) event, will be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV ... Social Work (NASW) will be co-hosting the event. , This year’s conference will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2016  Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN ), ... from the first cohort of patients in its ... Study) combining GEN-1, the Company,s DNA-based immunotherapy, with ... newly-diagnosed patients with advanced ovarian cancer who will ... In the first three patients dosed, GEN-1 plus ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Contamine, Directeur Financier Sanofi, ... santé, publie ses résultats pour le ... du Groupe, Jérôme Contamine, commente les ... et les perspectives pour le reste ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016-2020" report to their offering.      ... global plastic surgery products market is expected to grow ... , ,The growing adoption of laser in aesthetics is ... market. Lasers are used to treat a broad range ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: