Navigation Links
Researchers Find High-Dose Therapy for Liver Disease Not Effective
Date:8/28/2009

8 to 30 mg/kg/day) of UDCA and 74 patients were given a placebo. Serious adverse events were more common in the UDCA group than the placebo group, which prompted researchers to halt the study. UDCA has been thought to be a possible treatment solution for PSC patients, but this trial indicates that the drug, used at this higher dose, is not helpful.

"All of us were surprised that the higher doses of UDCA did not help; in fact, the risk of developing even more liver problems increased with the higher dosages," says Dr. Lindor. "While this was thought to be the best potential treatment for PSC, our study found that not to be the case."

Dr. Lindor says that patients who are currently on higher doses of UDCA should consult with their doctors. He also points out that these study findings highlight the need for more research to look into better treatment options for PSC.

PSC is a progressive disease that leads to liver damage and, eventually, liver failure. Liver transplant is the only known cure for PSC, but transplant is typically reserved for people with severe liver damage.

PSC most often affects people in their 30s to 50s. The average age at diagnosis is 40. However, the condition can arise in childhood. About 60 to 75 percent of people diagnosed with the disease are men. Approximately 70 percent of people with PSC have an associated disease such as inflammatory bowel disease, osteoporosis, gallbladder disease and bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma. However, only 1 to 5 percent of people with inflammatory bowel disease have PSC.

Mayo Clinic's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatol
'/>"/>

SOURCE Mayo Clinic
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Nucleix Researchers Discover DNA Evidence May Easily Be Falsified
2. Researchers Create First Targeted Knockout Rats Using Zinc Finger Nuclease Technology
3. Researchers Say More Aggressive Vitamin D Supplementation Needed in Obese Cancer Patients
4. Lupus Foundation of America Fosters the Next Generation of Lupus Researchers by Awarding Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships to Five Students
5. Researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Discover Feasibility of Chemotherapy Alternative
6. Researchers Present Safety and Efficacy Results of 429 Patients Treated With Radiofrequency Ablation for Pre-Cancerous Barretts Esophagus
7. Mayo Researchers Help Discover Genetic Cause for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
8. Tufts Medical Center Researchers Create a New Predictive Model for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
9. Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Study New Drug Combinations to Treat Childhood Leukemia
10. Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Present Breast Cancer Advancements at Conference
11. Researchers Discover Metabolite Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market ... The development of new drugs for ... expenditure, in addition to consuming a lot of ... drug involves the utilizing high-throughput screening of large ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Market Research Report on Global ... a professional and in-depth market survey on ... The report firstly reviews the basic information of ... manufacturing technology. The report then explores global and ... their product specification, capacity, Production value, and market ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... NEW YORK , Aug. 29, 2014 ... EDAP TMS S.A. ("EDAP" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... action, filed in United States District Court, Southern District ... under 14-cv-6069, is on behalf of a class consisting ... between February 1, 2013 and July 30, 2014, inclusive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 2Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 3Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 4Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 5Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 6Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 7Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 8Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 9Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 10Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 11Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 12Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 13Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 14X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 2X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 3X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 4X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 5SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 3
... Diagnostics ® , the world leader in molecular breast ... intraoperative soft tissue imaging and navigation solutions, today announced ... in the United States. SurgicEye,s declipseSPECT / ... gamma probes during radio-guided surgery. The solution extends commonly ...
... Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Botanic Pharmaceutical ... Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and ... medicines ("TCM") in China, today announced that on ... Marine and Terrestrial Symposium on Research and Development ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dilon Diagnostics® Signs Exclusive Distribution With SurgicEye® 2Dilon Diagnostics® Signs Exclusive Distribution With SurgicEye® 3China Botanic Hosts Symposium on Research of Polysaccharide Peptide and Natural Innovative Drugs 2China Botanic Hosts Symposium on Research of Polysaccharide Peptide and Natural Innovative Drugs 3
(Date:9/1/2014)... 2014 Liver is the largest organ inside ... helps the body in barring itself from poisons, helps in ... Liver also plays many important functions such as protein production, ... , Many illnesses can affect the liver, an organ the ... on the right side of the abdomen, reducing its capabilities ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Los Angeles (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 ... fluctuations. These hormonal daily changes begin as early ... most of their lives negotiating the ups and downs ... skinny or thin or even healthy sizes seems to ... daily. As a woman in her 40's begin ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) doubles the risk of stroke ... than 6 000 patients presented at ESC Congress today ... that a simple clinical assessment of the type of ... , Ischaemic stroke is the second cause of death ... and many more disabled patients each year. Annual direct ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Bioinformatics refers to an interdisciplinary ... and genetic data. A major part of this ... tools to generate and process useful biological data. ... computation. While bioinformatics simply makes use of computers ... related concepts, biological computation refers to the subfield ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many ... suppliers carefully, Top10BestSEOHosting.com is here to announce that ... hosting suppliers in 2014. , JustHost ( http://www.justhost.com/track/seohosts ... top-of-the-line shared hosting plan. The company’s approach to ... is affordable, accessible and powerful enough for anyone ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global Liver Diseases and Therapies Market- The Key Basics by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Global Liver Diseases and Therapies Market- The Key Basics by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 2Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 3Health News:Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 4Health News:Why Top10BestSEOHosting.com Calls Them Great Web Hosting Suppliers 2
... , ... Leading Online Survey Software Continues To Delight Users , ... Braintree, MA (PRWEB) March 11, ... were overwhelming satisfied with the Key Survey experience and the company’s customer-centric support ...
... Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) has contracted with Stockell Healthcare Systems, Inc., for ... TCRHCC and Stockell are actively pursuing an anticipated go-live on the core modules of InsightCS™ in ... ... , , ...
... , ... Academy Awards Ceremony Reminded Everyone of the Importance of One Simple Thing: Good Posture. ... (PRWEB) March ... the poor posture of some presenters than on the Vera Wang dresses or breakout ...
... Easy-to-use online service ... a personal health record, and private care community., , ... Orinda, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- RememberItNow! LLC ... by sending reminders to their cell phone. RememberItNow! also makes it simple to maintain a ...
... ... for Over 25 Years , ... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 10, 2010 -- Allegheny Medical Integrated Health Services ... cost effective health care since 1984. Today, Allegheny Medical remains committed to providing expert ...
... ... school sophomore Kevin Vernimb has spent the last three years fundraising to ... United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets—a global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria ... date, Vernimb has raised more than $14,000 and plans to raise $50,000 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:WorldAPP Maintains Impressive 95 Percent Customer Satisfaction Rate 2Health News:Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Selects Stockell Healthcare to Deploy Patient Access and Revenue Cycle Management Solution 2Health News:Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Selects Stockell Healthcare to Deploy Patient Access and Revenue Cycle Management Solution 3Health News:Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Selects Stockell Healthcare to Deploy Patient Access and Revenue Cycle Management Solution 4Health News:Slouching Stars at the Oscars: Could the PostureNOW Posture Brace Have Helped Miley? 2Health News:RememberItNow! Launches Mobile Medication Reminder and eHealth Service 2Health News:RememberItNow! Launches Mobile Medication Reminder and eHealth Service 3Health News:RememberItNow! Launches Mobile Medication Reminder and eHealth Service 4Health News:Allegheny Medical Integrated Health Services Offers Complimentary Consultations for Sufferers of Chronic Back Pain 2Health News:Allegheny Medical Integrated Health Services Offers Complimentary Consultations for Sufferers of Chronic Back Pain 3Health News:High School Student's College Prerequisite: Save Five Thousand Lives in Africa. Teen Supports Nothing But Nets in Malaria Fight 2Health News:High School Student's College Prerequisite: Save Five Thousand Lives in Africa. Teen Supports Nothing But Nets in Malaria Fight 3
... With the increase in Endoscopic cases, it is ... Monitor with the Surgical Light. This combination ... without having to adopt an uncomfortable pose. ... including the NUVO Monitoring System. As such ...
... Head is commonly found in Heart rooms where two ... third light head being used to illuminate the leg ... also a favorite in trauma rooms should there be ... same time. With 137,000 Lux output per light ...
... procedural specialty, whether it be Endoscopic, ... System will complement the procedure through ... advanced high-resolution display technology. Unlike monitors ... the NUVO Monitor provides unrestricted positioning ...
... for outstanding performance, the SYSTEM ONE ... the most requested features: High output ... size, electronic touch controls for on/off ... suspension arm for maximum coverage, reserve ...
Medicine Products: