(gentle music)>>Hepatitis C is a major problem in the United States, and really around the world.>>More people are dying of hepatitis C in this country than of HIV.>>I think many people don’t hear about what hepatitis C even is and how you can get it.>>So hepatitis C is just a
– It’s great to be back and talk to you about my favorite topic. So what my plan is to review some of the most eye-catching abstracts from the liver meeting that are pertinent to patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension, and I’ve got a ton of slides for you
When we get a referral for a patient that’s referred for a liver transplant evaluation at our center it’s typically a patient that’s cirrhotic or has end stage liver disease and they’ve decompensated at that point so the only thing that could potentially help them in the future is a
portal hypertension refers to high blood pressures in the hepatic portal vein the large vein that carries blood from the digestive tract spleen and pancreas to the liver within the liver blood runs through tiny channels where it exchanges contents with the liver cells this is where nutrients are processed
I think that the benefits patients take out of attending a clinical trial are.. probably far better than attending a regular clinic like I do. I attend the Liver Clinic every six months for basic check-up. But when I am on the clinical trial I get the Full Monty really.
okay so welcome to another MedCram lecture we’re talking about liver function tests it’s the third lecture where we talk about actual diseases and I wanted to break them up into acute liver diseases chronic and finally cholestatic so let’s get started okay so here I’ve made a table of
If you have Hepatitis C, your liver is inflamed because you have been infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Your liver is the largest organ inside your body and performs many important functions. The functional parts of your liver are called hepatic lobules. Your hepatic lobules filter all of the
>>Early in my life, I was an intravenous drug user. (soothing piano) From then I became incarcerated I’d been shot four times on three different occasions. And it was at that time, I was working the kitchen in one of the institutions. And that’s when I became aware that I