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What is meld score in end stage liver disease?

What is meld score in end stage liver disease?

3 mos mortality risk: Used to prioritize allocation of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation. Meld is a prospectively developed and validated chronic liver disease severity scoring system that uses a patient's laboratory values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (inr) to predict survival. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I am having liver disease, what to do?

I am having liver disease, what to do?

Learn ; comply: Insist on knowing exactly what's wrong, then learn all you can. Be smart, and distinguish the scientific websites from the phony ones. Comply with your treatment as prescribed and offer suggestions and state your preferences based on your growing knowledge of your illness. ...Read more

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What are the ways to get tested for liver diseases?

What are the ways to get tested for liver diseases?

Blood Tests: Most of the liver diseases can be diagnosed by blood testing. Ultrasound or ct can also tell how the liver looks. More rarely, tests such as ERCP are needed to look at the bile ducts. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about all the different liver diseases and complications?

Use your computer...: Our healthtap answers are limited to 400 characters, so we can't provide you the breadth or depth of knowledge you seek. Excellent sources of liver information include: textbooks, websites (like nih or aasld), or addressing your specific concerns to your physician. Doctors love to teach! ...Read more

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Is liver disease really serious?

Is liver disease really serious?

Could be: There are many varieties of "liver disease." hepatitis c can cause eventual cirrhosis. Alcohol excess can cause cirrhosis. Some liver disease caused by hepatitis a or b or from some medications can fully resolve with no further problems. Fatty liver damage can rarely progress to a serious problem. So it depends. Your doctor would know best what a person's future risks may be. ...Read more

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What is liver disease like?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease that produce different signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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If the liver can regenerate, does this mean I can get better on my own if I have liver disease?

If the liver can regenerate, does this mean I can get better on my own if I have liver disease?

Depends on cause: If the disease process is ongoing such as hepatitis, your liver may not be able to keep up. It is best to see a hepatologist to manage and supervise your recovery and treatment. ...Read more

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Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more


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