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Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...mary biliary cirrhosis, a disease of the liver and bile ducts. Potential liver donors are generally limited to family members, spouses or close friends. While an exact genetic match between donor and recipient isn't required, blood type must be matching. Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret, director of live donor live...

Contraceptives have dual effects

...e growth of cancer cells by reducing the amount of bile acids, which have been linked to colon cancer. The oestrogen may also help to reduce levels of a hormone called IGF-I that has also been linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer. They focused on the results from 19 international studies that comp...

A new treatment for liver cancer

...l with larger liver tumours or those involving the bile duct. An exciting development is that the researchers have found they can dramatically decrease side effects by better targetting of the beads and by splitting the dose, so that only certain sections of liver are irradiated. It is also easier on th...

Olive oil does good

...se a high meat intake can increase the amount of a bile acid called deoxycyclic acid, which reduced the ac...found the olive oil seemed to reduce the amount of bile acid and to increase DAO levels, thus protecting against abnormal cell growth and cancer. Dr Michael...

Liver transplant oversight urged

...But they warned that it may pose a greater risk of bile leaks for some recipients. In an accompanying article, Dr. Owen Surman, a psychiatrist who works with transplant patients at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, estimated the death rate for such donors at 1 percent - far higher than for kidney d...

Effective therapy for Huntington's disease

...ts on mice with HD. The mice were treated with a bile acid known as tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), w...f liver disease. But the neuroprotective aspect of bile acids is a surprising application....

The Benefits Of Calcium Supplements

...nts the irritating and cancer-promoting effects of bile acids and other fats in the bowel....

The Benefits Of Nuts

...nsulin sensitivity and decreasing recirculation of bile acids....

Expandable metal stents used in digestive cancers

...nts have also been used to bypass blockages in the bile ducts, thereby sparing the patient more invasive procedures and long periods of hospitalization, says Dr. Baron in his report published in the May 31st issue of the The New England Journal of Medicine....

Combined modality approach for effective treatment and enhanced survival in bile duct cancer

Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is a type of bile duct cancer. Conventional therapy for this for of ...ant tumor that is often found in the lining of the bile duct. The cancer also is seen in patients with congenital bile duct cysts and bile duct stones. Most...

Digestive acid production dependent on newly found hormone

... The hormone is found to control the production of bile acid by sending signals to the liver//. The bile acids play a very important role in the emulsification of fats that enables absorption. The hormone ...

Taurine May Help Delay Diabetic Complications

...ids in the plasma and cytosol. Besides its role in bile acid conjugation, taurine has been shown to be involved in various important physiological functions, such as cell membrane stabilization, antioxidation, detoxification, osmoregulation, neuromodulation, and brain and retinal development. Researcher...

Novel Treatment Found To Prolong Survival Of Liver Cancer Patients

...d on nearly 128 patients with either cancer of the bile duct, liver or colon that were regarded as inopera...son to the traditional rates. Patients with liver, bile duct and colon cancer were found to live for an average of 15.2, 13.2 and 17.2 months respectively. ...

Baby Lennox Gets Liver Transplant

...ems and jaundice within weeks after his birth. His bile ducts were found to be completely blocked, and a transplant appeared to be the only way of saving his life. The parents of the baby boy had appealed through the media for a donor. The death of George Best who went back to drinking after a life-saving...

Excessive Belly Fat Could Increase Risk Of Gallstones In Women

...minantly cholesterol) in the gallbladder or in the bile ducts (biliary tract). Americans undergo more than 800,000 gallstone operations each year and it is the most common abdominal illness seen among women in the US. Researchers led by Chung-Jyi Tsai at the University of Kentucky at Lexington studied m...

Intrahepatic cholestasis during pregnancy predisposes to later liver disease

...of pregnancy (ICP) is an itchy skin condition when bile gets backed up in the liver. The study is publis...n itching and elevated levels of liver enzymes and bile acids Anne Ropponen, M.D. of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Helsinki University Ce...

Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Successful in 80-Year-Olds

... (part of the small intestine), part of the common bile duct, the gallbladder and sometimes a portion of the stomach. Of this group, 207 patients were 80 years old or older. Those who were 80 to 89 years of age had a mortality rate of 4.1 percent (8 of 197), and a complication rate of 52.8 percent. Thos...

Green tea could protect us against billiary tract cancer and bile stones

... tract cancer //and reduced the risk of developing bile stones. Billiary tract cancers are very rare but...aily for a period of 6 months reduced the risks of bile stones by 27 %, gallbladder cancer by 44 % and bile duct cancer by 35 %. But in the case of men ther...

Thailand Tops in Rare Type of Cancer

...dence of cholangiocarcinoma - a rare cancer of the bile ducts//, media reports said on Monday. According to a recent Khon Kaen University study, the rate of cholangiocarcinoma in the three villages of Phai, Mancha Khiri and Channaburi - situated in the Shi River basin of Khon Kaen, 380 km north-east of ...

Second Alagille Syndrome Gene discovered: More information on kidney disease

...velopment, by, for instance, causing the defective bile ducts found in the livers of many patients with Alagille syndrome. "Ligands and receptors are like keys and locks," said Dr. Spinner. "If either one is defective, it may interfere with normal growth and development." Dr. Spinner's team previously d...

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