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A new treatment for liver cancer

...e radioactive element yttrium into the femoral and hepatic arteries.// The beads travel to the liver and deliver the radiation there, killing cancer cells. The treatment has been found to work best with colorectal or gastrointestinal tumours, and less well with larger liver tumours or those involving the bil...

New target for antidiabetic agents identified

...ivity of Akt, a main target of insulin that blocks hepatic glucose output when glucose is available from food...increased glucose output from the liver. Elevated hepatic levels of TRB3 RNA and protein were identified in diabetic mice compared with wild-type mice, the au...

New Hope for Kidney Failure

... higher-than-normal levels of the natural molecule hepatic growth factor (HGF) or another natural factor called parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP). Both groups of mice developed normal kidney functions, thus allowing the researchers to study how the high levels of HGF and PTHrP would affect kidney r...

Hope for Patients With Kidney Failure

... higher-than-normal levels of the natural molecule hepatic growth factor (HGF) or another natural factor called parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP). Both groups of mice developed normal kidney functions, thus allowing the researchers to study how the high levels of HGF and PTHrP would affect kidney r...

FDA Approves New Drug For Asthma In Children

...topical effect to systematic activity in extensive hepatic metabolism. A maintenance treatment for asthma suffering children in the age group of 12 yrs and above, the drug may also be used for adult patients who require oral corticosteroids. These patients will require lesser doses of corticosteroids or stop...

Fat Cell Protein Hits Type-2 Diabetes

...ze, as happens in obese humans, might cause severe hepatic (liver) insulin resistance because less of a hormo...ose-derived hormone and then carefully measure the hepatic glucose production -- or action of insulin on the liver-- are we generating a significant effect?' T...

Study Unveils New Insight To The Madness Of King George III

...sted and fed liver. Moreover, they had showed that hepatic PCG-1 alpha is a major determinant of the severity of acute porphyric attacks in mouse models of chemical porphyria. The findings suggest that patients with porphyria should avoid any drugs or foods that turn on PGC-1 alpha activity in the liver, th...

Soy Protein Rich Diet May Help Fatty Liver Of Diabetics

... diabetes are often associated with fatty liver or hepatic steatosis, an untreatable condition that can lead to chronic liver disease and death. In this condition, large lipid-filled compartments accumulate in the cells of the liver due to an increase in production of fatty acids in it. The result is an en...

Higher incidence of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

...r identification of the anatomical features of the hepatic pedicle was the most frequently reported cause (36.8%), and technical problems accounted for 27.0% of causes. The incidence of BDI was higher during cholecystitis (P One hundred eight BDIs (46.0%) were recognized intraoperatively and immediately re...

Glimepiride in the medical management of Type 2 diabetes

...ment, but they are often not sufficient to control hepatic glucose output and hyperglycemia. The author, Stephen N. Davis, stresses that it is important to treat patients to the established target values for blood glucose and A1C to achieve and maintain normal glucose physiology. Sulfonylureas are effect...

Obesity As A Contributor To Liver Disease

...modulate susceptibility to diet-related changes in hepatic NKT cells. These findings are important because th...olic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of metabolic abnormalities related to insulin res...

Hepatitis B Relapse In Cancer Chemotherapy Can Be Avoided By Antiviral Drug

... that preemptive antiviral therapy ameliorates the hepatic morbidity seen during transarterial chemotherapy and facilitates further chemotherapy without disruptions in the treatment schedules, the expectation would be for an increased chance of survival with this approach," the authors conclude. The study ...

Colon cancer patients benefit from Hepatic Arterial Infusion Therapy

... has spread to the liver fared better by receiving hepatic arterial infusion (HAI). In this technique chemoth... This study demonstrated the effectiveness of the hepatic arterial infusion therapy. It showed that it extended the survival and improved the quality of life ...

ROZEREM? Can Be A Better Option For Insomnia Patients

...ivity to any components of the formulation, severe hepatic impairment, or in combination with fluvoxamine. Failure of insomnia to remit after a reasonable period of time should be medically evaluated, as this may be the result of an unrecognized underlying medical disorder. Hypnotics should be administered w...

Coffee Drinking Associated with Lower Risk for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

...s risk in alcohol consumers. Basic research about hepatic coffee-ethanol interactions is warranted, but we should keep in mind that coffee might represent only one of a number of potential cirrhosis risk modulators." Drinking coffee may be related to a reduced risk of developing the liver disease alcoholi...

India Approves Baraclude? (entecavir) For Treatment Of Chronic HEPATITIS B

...ppression is the key to reduction or prevention of hepatic injury and disease progression and the primary goal of treatment for chronic hepatitis B is to eliminate or permanently suppress the hepatitis B viral load. Viral load is a key predictor of progression to cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular c...

Intermittent Treatment Found Effective In Malaria

...e potential toxicity of treatment and the possible hepatic damage. After a temporary follow-up, specialists of the International Health Centre of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona compared contagion and mortality rates in both groups to assess the effectiveness of prophylaxis. The fact that the SP intermittent tr...

Arthritis Drug to Reverse Cirrhosis

..., it was revealed that Sulphasalazine prevents the hepatic myofibroblasts from generating the protein and thereby protects the scar tissue cells. It ultimately clears the scar tissue.The success in human trial would lead to Sulphasalazine treatment in end-stage patients replacing liver transplantation. ”...

Hepatitis B Drug Tyzeka Approved By FDA

...rom complications like liver cancer, cirrhosis and hepatic failure. The new drug gives doctors another option for treatment. A one year study of 1367 patients showed that telbivudine had a better response when compared to other drugs like lamivudine. Over a period of time however some participants develop...

Glucose Sensor That Controls Glucose Metabolism Identified

...ynthetic LXR activator) induced similar changes in hepatic gene expression, indicating that LXR functions as a glucose sensor in vivo that responds to increasing liver glucose uptake. The ability of the LXRs to respond to glucose and its derivatives was very specific: no effect was seen in other nuclear rece...

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