liver transplantation

Deshmukh died of cardiac failure: Doctor


August 14th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died of cardiac failure, said renowned doctor Mohammed Rela of Chennai's Global Health City Tuesday even as he drew attention to the ... Read more...

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Liver transplant in India saves Yemeni boy


July 27th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Malek family from Yemen had lost all hope when nine-year-old Abdul was diagnosed with the same liver disease that had killed his two siblings.But ... Read more...

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Experts to study dead liver donor’s medical report


July 6th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 5 (IANS) The medical report of a 40-year-old man, who died at a hospital here after donating a portion of his liver to a relative, has been sent ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new animal model to tackle liver disease


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Scientists have developed lab opossums as the new animal model to tackle the most common liver disease afflicting up to 15 million Americans for which there ... Read more...

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‘Lack of organ donors affecting liver transplants’


January 19th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The crunch in organ donations is affecting the number of transplants in India, a doctor said Wednesday, adding that nearly 25,000 patients need liver transplants ... Read more...

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Marathon liver transplant saves three toddlers (with Images)


January 17th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17, (IANS) Three children got a new lease of life following a 20-hour, complex liver transplant procedure, requiring a team of 40 doctors simultaneously performing in half-a-dozen ... Read more...

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Popular painkillers can turn into real killers


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Paracetamol, one of the most popular painkillers, could cause fatal liver damage and even death if taken in large doses for uninterrupted periods, according to new ... Read more...

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India faces huge donor crunch in liver transplants: Experts


October 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India is facing a huge donor crunch in liver transplants -- of the nearly 20,000 needy patients, only 500 are able to get them, according ... Read more...

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Delhi poor to get funds for treatment


September 6th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday said it will set up a fund to provide financial assistance to economically weak suffering from life threatening diseases.The decision was ... Read more...

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Myanmar, India step up cooperation in health sector


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 3 (IANS) Myanmar and India are stepping up bilateral cooperation in the health sector, a media report said.Talks have taken place between the Myanmar Union Health Minister Pe ... Read more...

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Two Sri Lankan families swap livers for transplant


June 7th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) In a unique life saving deal, two Sri Lankan families swapped the livers of two of their members at a hospital here for transplantation, officials said ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human liver tissue for transplantation


January 21st, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists have attained success in growing human liver cells on resorbable scaffolds made from material similar to surgical sutures.This liver tissue could be used in place of donor ... Read more...

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Apple Inc. Officials Tight-lipped About Steve Jobs’s Medical Leave


January 18th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest buzz with which the tech town at present is flooded is the medical leave of Steve Jobs. The Apple Inc. CEO yesterday announced that ... Read more...

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Anti-microbials ‘a common cause of drug-induced liver injury and failure’


December 1st, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A ten-year prospective study has revealed that anti-microbial medications are a common cause of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) leading to acute liver failure (ALF), with women and minorities ... Read more...

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Faith in God improves survival after liver transplantation


October 1st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Faith in God is associated with improved survival after liver transplantation, according to Italian researchers.This study also finds that religiosity-regardless of cause of death-prolongs the life span of ... Read more...

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6-month-old, Asia’s youngest, operated for rare bleeding disorder


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 22 (IANS) For the first time in Asia, doctors at a private hospital here successfully operated - by a liver transplant - on a six-month-old child suffering from a rare ... Read more...

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Liver transplant: Low cost gives Kerala an edge


September 7th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) Not many know that private hospitals here offer liver transplants that are almost 50 percent cheaper than anywhere else in India and six times cheaper than ... Read more...

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New anti-viral drug ‘doubles hepatitis C treatment’s effectiveness’


August 9th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Adding a new antiviral drug to the standard treatment for hepatitis C considerably increases the cure rate in severe patients, according to a new study.Paul Kwo of Indiana ... Read more...

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Advance made towards development of transplantable replacement livers


June 14th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): A team led by researchers from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed functional, transplantable rat liver grafts.The technique may someday allow ... Read more...

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Global Hospitals to invest Rs.200 crore


June 11th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Global Hospitals will come up with a 400-bed tertiary care centre in Mumbai with an investment of Rs.200 crore, a top official said Friday. The facility, to be set ... Read more...

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Seizure drug could help treat severe genetic liver disease


June 4th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): According to new research, a drug used in treating seizures can prove effective in treating genetic liver disease - for which many children undergo liver transplantation.The liver scarring ... Read more...

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Trials begin on potent new Hepatitis C drug


May 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Clinical trials have begun on a potent new drug which is being developed to treat infections caused by the Hepatitis C virus. Approximately 170 million people worldwide are ... Read more...

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Trials start on potent new hepatitis C drug


May 15th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists have launched the first clinical trials on a new investigational drug, discovered by researchers at Cardiff University, which is being developed to treat infections caused by Hepatitis ... Read more...

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Doctors walk in Delhi to promote organ donation


April 3rd, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Every year Indians need 100,000 organ transplants but a meagre 4,000 are being done due to lack of donors. And to create awareness and to promote ... Read more...

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Coffee may be good for chronic hepatitis C patients


October 21st, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Patients of chronic hepatitis C, who drink three or more cups of coffee daily, have a 53 percent lower risk of liver disease progression than non-coffee drinkers, says ... Read more...

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Synthetic hormone treatment reduces swollen livers


August 18th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A six-month treatment with a synthetic gastro-intestinal hormone, Lanreotide, significantly decreased swollen cystic livers, compared to a 'wait and see' policy, says a new research. At least five percent ... Read more...

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First human receives new antibody aimed at neutralizing Hepatitis C virus


August 7th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A volunteer has for the first time received a human monoclonal antibody that can neutralize the Hepatitis C virus (HCV).Researchers at MassBiologics of the University of ... Read more...

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Too thin, too fat ‘at increased death risk’ post liver transplant


August 5th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Patients who are significantly underweight or very severely obese prior to liver transplantation are at increased risk of death following transplantation surgery, a new study has claimed.The study ... Read more...

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Survival rate similar in HIV positive, negative patients after liver transplant


April 25th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A research team led by Indian origin scientist has found no difference in the survival rates of HIV positive and HIV negative patients after undergoing liver transplant.After analysing ... Read more...

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Medical experts sceptical of China’s organ transplantation practices


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A majority of doctors have expressed concerns over the organ transplantation practices in China.According to a report, over 95 percent of organ donors in China are prisoners.Globalization ... Read more...

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‘Every 15th carrier of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) an Indian’


March 30th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Every 15th carrier of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an Indian and 12.5 million Indians suffer from HCV, with the death rate exceeding over 100,000 per ... Read more...

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Grape compound in red wine may help heal liver injury


December 24th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have found that resveratrol can act as a potential therapeutic drug for ischemia/reperfusion related liver injury.Hepatic injury caused by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) has been proposed as a ... Read more...

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Liver transplant donors, recipients feted in Delhi


December 18th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Children and adults, who were donors and recipients of liver transplants during the past 10 years, were treated like stars at a function Thursday to mark a ... Read more...

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Army doctors perform first ever in situ split liver transplant


September 3rd, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): Army doctors have carried out an in situ split liver transplant surgery, the first ever in India, giving a new lease of life to two patients ... Read more...

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Hepatitis C virus causes fatty liver disease with enzyme help


July 10th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) A key enzyme may explain how hepatitis C infection causes fatty liver - a build-up to threatening diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer, according to a study. The ... Read more...

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