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Rate of Liver Lesion formation following Cholecystectomy

I am currently reading up on liver lesions, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. I am particularly interested in the rates of formation. For instance cancerous lesions can appear rapidly while more chronic ...
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Why liver damage from Isoniazid (medicine of TB) is more in Africans? What is it that make Caucasians more immune?

In this article it has been mentioned twice that Africans are more prone to liver damage by Isoniazid: Other risk factors are preexisting liver disease (hepatitis B or C), concurrent use of rifampin ...
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Can bloodstreams be interconnected?

Novice question. Say we have a mother and child with known exactly matching blood types. The mother suffers from a bad liver and a bacteria infection in the lung along with antibiotics is causing her ...
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Is ethanol toxic to liver, in the absence of ethanol metabolites resulting from inhibiting alcohol dehydrogenase(ADH) enzyme?

Humans have been drinking alcohol for its intoxicating effects. For intoxication a small amount of alcohol is sufficient, but because the liver is very efficient in filtering it, we need more of it to ...
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Can the liver not recover from cirrhosis caused by alcohol related damage?

The liver can regenerate itself if part of it is damaged or cut away in surgery (Michalopoulos, 2007). I have been looking at liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption and according to the NHS,...
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What exactly is the effect of Terminalia Arjuna in Hepatic Lipid Peroxidation?

This artice says that Terminalia Arjuna (TA) increases hepatic lipid peroxidation (LPO) administration of arjuna resulted in reduction of thyroid hormone concentration in euthyroid animals, whereas ...
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Could a living donor donate their liver multiple times in their lifetime?

While meditating about becoming a living organ donor, I was quite surprised to come across the following: Within eight weeks, both the donor's and the recipient's livers will be almost completely ...
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What are the likeliest causes for rising indirect bilirubin levels?

All the following data is from a task a professor gave me and is not connected to a true patient. Patient's bilirubin level is first 28 micromole/litre and direct bilirubin level is 8 micromole/litre. ...
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What happens to albumin level in COVID-19 patient?

As we all know that albumin is a negative inflammatory phase reactant. In severe inflammation, the level of albumin goes down. In one of our reviews, we found that hypoalbuminemia is occurring in ...
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How long after drinking alcohol is it safe to eat durian again?

I read on {1}: This study provides evidence that some component(s) of durian fruit inhibit(s) yALDH in vitro. Inhibitory action of the non-polar sulfury constituents of the fruit like diethyl ...
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How many people are affected by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide today?

Does anybody know how I can learn how many people are affected by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide today? I need this information for a research study; I tried to search on Google but I only ...
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Is it possible for a specific brand of a vaccine (for Leptospirosis in dogs) to cause hepatic side effects?

I am a veterinarian in Europe and I am facing an unusual case. Within the last month, I have seen two different young dogs (3 years and 4 years old) to whom I administered a tetravalent vaccine for ...
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How does alcoholism technically (chemically) kill you?

Moreover, chronic excessive alcohol use is the single most important cause of illness and death from liver disease (alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis) in the United States (1). Furthermore: The ...
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Does some ingredient in coffee actually help the liver break down fibrosis?

I've been reading about liver health for years and came across many webpages (Here is only one) that coffee can protect your liver against liver cirrhosis. My understanding of cirrhosis is that it's ...
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Examination: sonographic evaluation of abdomen and pelvis - report

Can someone explain the medical terms in this report of ultrasound investigation? Examination: sonographic evaluation of abdomen and pelvis Clinical complaint of right hypochondriac region ...
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Does the liver produce less cholesterol if a person eats a lot of cholesterol?

I can't find any real study on this. I only found couple of blogs like this: ​ “It turns out the liver does a really good job of regulating the balance between the cholesterol the body makes and the ...
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Can acute liver failure be caused by an alcohol binge?

This might seem like a silly question but I've been searching on google and pubmed but not really gotten a clear answer to this. I understand the long term effects of alcohol in causing alcoholic ...
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How many calories does it burn to regrow a liver?

The liver is rather unique in being able to regrow after partial donation. More interestingly, growing organs in general uses loads of energy, and while I'm not exactly advocating for advertising ...
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Why is treating hepatic vein injuries so difficult?

I've read a few ER room stories on quora where trauma surgeons would dictate their real life accounts. One of them said about a accident victim who was very much alive , conscious and talkative. Upon ...
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Is drug-based liver damage usually traceable to free radical generation?

From my fairly limited understanding, much of the time medications are said to be damaging to the liver, what is meant is that the process of breaking them down causes the formation of free radicals, ...
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Is it safer to take Naproxen once a day or twice a day?

Given the choice of taking 500mg of Naproxen once a day, or 250mg of Naproxen twice a day (separated by ~12 hours), which is safer for the kidneys and liver?
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I have natural immunity to Hepatitis B. Do I pose risk to others?

Some time ago I was rejected as donor and received following rejection letter: Just wanted to inform you that there was a positive infectious disease result for Hepatitis B. Unfortunately, we ...
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Tattoo on person with hepatitis b

Is it ok for a person with hepatitis b to get a tattoo? What are the risks? Will it make the condition worse?
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Can superficial injury and exercise elevate AST and LDH levels?

Reading the information available here and here, it's stated that both exercise and other injuries can cause elevated results on a couple of indicators commonly used to measure liver function. ...
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Which type of specialist should we see for bleeding and possible liver damage after alcohol withdrawal?

My father (aged 53) has stopped drinking alcohol since January and due to this he has a low bp 110/60, when he goes to the toilet bleeding there is blood in the urine, hemoglobin is 6, stomach is ...
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What is the indirect - direct bilirubin ratio in the blood in physiological conditions?

What is the ratio of amount of indirect and direct bilirubin in the blood in a healty individual?
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Does moderate drinking cause damage to the liver?

It's fairly common knowledge that heavy drinking can damage the liver, causing scarring among other issues. Can moderate drinking, say one or two glasses of red wine a day, cause the same damage?
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Quick way to determine if a medication is processed in the kidneys or liver?

What is a quick way to determine if a medication is processed in the kidneys or liver (or elsewhere)? For example, let's take a few common medications: acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen....
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Effects of microdosing alcohol on liver performance and the ability to metabolize toxins

Has there been any research on microdosing of alcohol? I did a cursory search but it didn't yield any viable information. Putting regular stress on various parts of the human body and its systems ...
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Most common diseases associated with low GGT

What are the most common diseases associated with low GGT - Gamma glutamyltransferase? Can you provide a short bullet point list?
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What does it mean for a medication to be "hard for the liver" or "hard on the kidneys"?

We often hear that a medication is "hard for the liver" or "hard on the kidneys". What does that really mean? What about when a person takes vitamin pills? Is that also hard on the liver or kidneys?...
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Do compounds absorbed through the skin bypass the liver?

A friend of mine posted this on social media: 90% of what you put into your mouth is detoxed by your liver. What you put on your skin bypasses liver detoxification. They mentioned that there was a ...
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Pancreatitis and consumption of alcohol

If a person had an attack of pancreatitis in the past but is now in good health, is it advisable for him to consume alcoholic beverages? If yes, is there a limit to the amount that is safe?
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Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney & Liver Disease

My Mother is having ADPKD in both kidney and liver. Is there any medicine for this disease. Over the time, the liver has swelled a bit and the bulge is quite visible. I recently took her to doctor ...
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Postcholecystectomy indigestion problem

A pateint of lap cholecystectomy cannot now digest food rich in proteins and fats gets nausea and discomfort over hypochondrium after meals. So Is indigestion common after cholecystectomy?
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Are all kinds of liquor and alcohol equally bad for liver?

Do all kinds of alcohol increase the risk of liver disease in a similar way? Or is an alcoholic beverage that is higher in alcohol by volume (e.g. scotch - ~60% and up) more harmful than those lower ...
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Sleeping position with Hepatitis A

My girlfriend just got discharged from the hospital after being treating for Hepatitis A for a week. Now she is being asked to take care regarding the food she eats and not exert pressure on liver. ...
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Can toxins accumulate in the liver?

There are many articles and products that claim that toxins (pollutants from the environment, chemicals from pesticides, heavy metals from drinking water, etc.) can accumulate in the liver and cause ...
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Which waste residues accumulate into the liver? How to get rid of them? [closed]

The liver acts as a filter that cleans our blood, but some substances (chemical pollutants in the environment, in the food, heavy metals, etc.) can accumulate and cause several diseases. One example ...
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How long can one safely take paracetamol for? [closed]

I've heard that paracetamol is pretty bad for the liver - in fact, it relies so much on the human liver breaking it down that one pill of the stuff will kill a cat, whose liver can't deal with it! ...
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What causes elevated liver function tests in a young asymptomatic patient?

What are the possible causes and most probable causes of raised liver function tests (in particular AST and ALT) in an otherwise healthy, asymptomatic, young adult?
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