Trans jugular liver biopsy

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Introduction A liver biopsy involves taking a sample of tissue from the liver. Then the sample is sent off to the laboratory for analysis of the liver tissue, and it can be used to diagnose and monitor certain liver conditions. Why do I need a Trans Jugular (TJ) biopsy? The doctors in charge of your case want to diagnose, rule …

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Portal pressure measurements

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What are portal pressure measurements? These are a measurement taken between the portal vein and Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) representing the liver’s portal pressure. Background Portal pressure measurements are taken in order to diagnose and monitor treatment of increased portal pressures caused by liver disease. High portal pressures happen because liver disease can cause increased resistance to blood flow through …

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Biliary drainage and stenting

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What is percutaneous biliary drainage? The liver produces bile which aids digestion of fats. The bile flows through a series of small tubes (ducts) that drain into one large duct called the common bile duct, which then empties into the duodenum, the first part of the small bowel after the stomach. Bile is also stored in the gallbladder. If part …

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Information for patients on Hepatitis C Clinical Registry system

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What is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis means swelling or inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C, also known as HCV or Hep C is a virus that is carried in the blood and infects and damages the liver. The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a major cause of liver disease. A person can be infected with Hepatitis C for many years without …

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harvoni for the treatment of hepatitis c

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This leaflet is designed to give you important information about your new medicine. It is not intended to replace the patient information leaflet (PIL) that comes with the medicine, but is designed to be read in conjunction with it. If you have any questions about Harvoni, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. What does the treatment involve? Harvoni is a …

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