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  • Hepatitis E, A and other hepatotropic viruses
    Hepatotropic viruses are extremely common worldwide and among frequent causes of acute hepatitis and acute liver failure. Most commonly, these infections present with a viral prodrome and an acute increase in liver enzymes but atypical presentations…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Histological assessment of the liver
    Histopathological assessments play an important role in the diagnosis and management of patients with liver disease. For some conditions, liver biopsy is still routinely used to establish the cause of liver disease. In other circumstances, evaluation…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Self assessment/CPD answers
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    - 5 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Hepatobiliary tumours
    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma are the two major types of primary liver tumour. Both are increasing in incidence in the UK, in the case of HCC because of the increasing prevalence of chronic liver disease, particularly caused b…
    - 6 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Hepatitis B and D
    Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains a major global healthcare challenge with changing epidemiology and increasing morbidity and mortality from the complications of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatitis B virus infection can be b…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Tropical liver disease
    The liver is frequently involved in infections that are prevalent in different regions of the tropics, and chronic liver disease, sometimes with multiple aetiological explanations, is an important cause of early morbidity and mortality. This article…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Alcohol and the liver
    Hospital admissions because of alcohol-related liver disease (ArLD) are increasing. The amount of alcohol consumed and pattern of drinking are linked to increased risk of ArLD. However, other factors such as obesity, co-existent liver disease – par…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Investigation of jaundice
    Jaundice is a clinical sign that reflects an accumulation of bilirubin in the blood. It can result from increased bilirubin production, inability of the liver to conjugate bilirubin or failure to excrete bilirubin into the biliary tree. Appropriate i…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Hepatitis C
    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major public health problem and a leading cause of chronic liver disease. Over 150 million people worldwide have chronic HCV infection and are at risk of developing its life-threatening complications. Acute infection is u…
    - 10 days ago, 4 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Prescribing in liver disease
    Patients with liver disease often require drug therapy. Because the liver is the main site of drug detoxification and elimination, each patient's need for therapy must be carefully assessed; the choice of drug, its dose and the duration of therapy mu…
    - 10 days ago, 4 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
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  • newCommon drug could prevent thousands of head injury deaths
    Researchers say tranexamic acid treatment has potential to save tens of thousands of livesA cheap and widely available drug could reduce the risk of death from common head injuries and save tens of thousands of lives each year, researchers say.Tranex…
    - 8 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 6:00pm -
  • Flesh-eating ulcer's spread to new part of Australia worries infectious disease experts
    Three cases of disease have emerged south of its usual catchment area in far-north QueenslandThe spread of a severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia to a new geographic area in Queensland has infectious disease experts worried.The Burul…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 10:04pm -
  • Our 'inner salamander' could help treat arthritis, study finds
    Research links human ability to regrow cartilage to molecules that help amphibians sprout new limbsContrary to popular opinion, humans can regrow cartilage in their joints, researchers have found. Experts hope the research could lead to new treatment…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 2:00pm -
  • Nobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers
    William Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza worked out how cells adapt to oxygen availabilityThree scientists have shared this year’s Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for discovering how the body responds to changes in oxygen levels,…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Oct 19, 11:08am -
  • Nobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers – as it happened
    William G Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza share award for work on how cells adapt to oxygen availabilityReport: Nobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers 12.30pm BSTSo there we have it, this year’s Nobel prize in physio…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Oct 19, 7:30am -
  • Paralysed man walks using mind-controlled exoskeleton
    French patient’s breakthrough could lead to brain-controlled wheelchairs, say expertsA French man paralysed in a nightclub accident has walked again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton, providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Oct 19, 5:38am -
  • Diabetes drug offers hope of new treatment for multiple sclerosis
    Trial using rats showed the drug metformin repaired nerve damage caused by the diseaseScientists have raised hopes of a new treatment for multiple sclerosis after animal studies showed a common diabetes drug can repair nerve damage caused by the dise…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Oct 19, 11:05am -
  • Simon Baron-Cohen: ‘Neurodiversity is the next frontier. But we’re failing autistic people’
    All different types of brains are normal, but greater understanding has not led to more money for autism, says world-leading expertAs a graduate in the 1980s, Simon Baron‑Cohen taught autistic children at a special school in London. Little was know…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Oct 19, 2:00am -
  • Rabbits may hold key to solving mystery of human female orgasm
    Study suggests climax may be an evolutionary hangover – but crucial questions remainA possible explanation for one of biology’s greatest mysteries, the female orgasm, has been bolstered by research showing that rabbits given antidepressants relea…
    - 14 days ago, 30 Sep 19, 3:00pm -
  • New treatment extends life of advanced melanoma patients
    Half of people live five years or more with combination immunotherapy treatment, study findsHalf of people diagnosed with advanced melanoma, which once had dismal survival rates, are now living for five years or more when they receive a combination i…
    - 17 days ago, 28 Sep 19, 4:54am -
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