Elevated levels of liver enzymes appear to be a significant risk factor for more severe outcomes in COVID-19 patients, according to a recent summary of findings from Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
Cleveland Clinic opened the Medical Intensive Liver Unit in the summer of 2018, one of few in the U.S. Critical care physicians, Hassan Khouli, MD and Aanchal Kapoor, MD discuss the program and share promising outcomes data on transplant-free survival for patients with cirrhosis.
A noninvasive stepwise approach to diagnose advanced fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is more accurate than other measures and can reduce the number of liver biopsies needed, according to new Cleveland Clinic research.
Statin use substantially reduces the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and should be considered as a standard of care in patients at high risk for the disease, according to a Cleveland Clinic meta-analysis.
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Initial outcomes data from Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Intensive Liver Unit shows significantly improved survival rates for the first 185 cirrhotic patients managed in the new facility.
Patients with inflammatory conditions and concomitant cirrhosis who are treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors face heightened risk of serious infections and other complications, according to new Cleveland Clinic research.
Miguel Regueiro, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, highlights six can’t-miss DDW presentations by our researchers.
Researchers presented today at ACG 2018 that the MELD-Na score is a reliable predictor for risk stratification and survival after emergent transjugular intrahepatic portosytemic shunt (TIPS) placement.
Cleveland Clinic study presented at WCOG at ACG2017 shows patients with cirrhosis and severe pancreatitis face high risk if they need to have pancreatic fluid drained from their abdomens.
New chronic hepatitis C drugs are easier to use and better tolerated, and more often achieve virologic cure. Newer noninvasive tests help most patients avoid liver biopsy.