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Lowering the upper limit currently considered normal for serum alanine aminotransferase levels may help identify older adults at risk of significant liver disease, according to a study published online in PLoS One. “Recently,” researchers explained, “clinical guidelines have suggested lowering the…
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Computed tomography (CT) is increasingly used for image guidance for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients 65 years and older with hepatocellular carcinoma not eligible for surgical resection. But a new study suggests it offers no significant improvements in postprocedural complications or…
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Underlying liver disease increases the risk of a slate of postoperative complications following posterior lumbar fusion, according to a study published in World Neurosurgery. “As the long-term survival of patients with liver disease continues to increase, a better understanding of the relationship…
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About 4 in 10 older adults in the United States have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is linked with an increased risk of death until age 75, according to a study published in BMC Gastroenterology. “NAFLD is highly prevalent in the elderly and is closely associated with components…
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Weakened handgrip strength and older age appear to be independent risk factors for falls in patients with chronic liver disease, according to a study published online in Hepatology Research. “Falling is known to be associated with cognitive function,” researchers wrote. “We evaluated the…
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