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Revised Cardiac Risk Index can predict complications for liver transplant patients

May 25, 2012
SAN DIEGO — The Revised Cardiac Risk Index for liver transplant patients can identify those at increased risk for certain cardiovascular…
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Public hospitals, faculty practices varied in adhering to AASLD guidelines

May 23, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Public hospitals can adhere more closely to practice guidelines for patients with cirrhosis than faculty practices, according to…
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HCV, HBV coinfection increased risks for cirrhosis, carcinoma, death

May 23, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Patients who are infected with hepatitis C and hepatitis B are at significantly increased risks for cirrhosis, hepatocellular…
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Patients with cirrhosis may be at high mortality risk from nonrelated abdominal surgery

May 22, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Patients with cirrhosis have significantly reduced long-term survival rates for general abdominal surgery, including procedures…
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Triple-drug combo plus telaprevir did not worsen quality of life in patients with HCV

Infectious Disease News, June 2012
Researchers for the ADVANCE trial have found that the addition of telaprevir to therapy for patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C did not…
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Ulysses syndrome common in pediatric liver transplant patients

Infectious Disease News, June 2012
SAN DIEGO — Ulysses syndrome was identified in 7% of 142 patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplant since 2006; however, children…
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Advanced liver disease progression for those with HCV expected to rise

Infectious Disease News, June 2012
Data presented during the Digestive Disease Week 2012 Annual Meeting suggest that a significant number of patients with hepatitis C virus…
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Study: Laparoscopic surgery safer than open surgery among patients with cirrhosis

May 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Patients with cirrhosis who undergo laparoscopic surgery are less likely to experience adverse events and have shorter hospital…