Data from multiple sources - Curated by Toby Galbraith - Last updated 04 January 2017

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NICE recommends use of Selincro for Alcohol Dedendence - Lundbeck

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Selincro (nalmefene) from Lundbeck as an option to treat...

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NICE recommends Selincro for Alcholol Dependence- Lundbeck.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given in draft guidance, a positive recommendation for Selincro (nalmefene)...

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Phase III success for Cymbalta (Eli Lilly) for Peripheral Neuropathy

Daily Cymbalta( duloxetine) therapy from Eli Lilly, was effective and well-tolerated for the treatment of painful Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN),...

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AISF-SIMTI position paper: the appropriate use of albumin in patients with liver cirrhosis

The use of human albumin is common in hepatology since international scientific societies support its administration to treat or prevent severe complications of cirrhosis, such as the prevention of post-paracentesis circulatory dysfunction...

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EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Liver transplantation

The first human orthotopic liver transplantation (LT) in Europe was performed by Sir Roy Calne in Cambridge in 1968, only...

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UK guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patients

These updated guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage have been commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC)...

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Journal articles

Human albumin in the management of complications of liver cirrhosis

Human serum albumin is the most abundant plasma protein, representing about 50% of the total protein content (3.5-5 g/l).

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Clinical applications of sodium oxybate (GHB): from narcolepsy to alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a short chain fatty acid endogenously produced within the central nervous system (CNS) and acts as a...

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Clinical relevance of nalmefene versus placebo in alcohol treatment: Reduction in mortality risk.

Reduction of long-term mortality risk, an important clinical outcome for people in alcohol dependence treatment, can rarely be established in...

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Yuli Pramana

Working at Dr Moewardi Hospital, Solo, central of Java, Indonesia. Subdivison of Gastroenterolgy and hepatology, Internal Medicine division.

Choosing Between Endoscopic Sclerotherapy And Endoscopic Ligation For Esophageal Varices

Endoscopic Sclerotherapy (ES) and Endoscopic Ligation (EL) were accepted in the treatment of esophageal varices bleeding in patients with liver cirrhosis. EL seemed to be superior to ES. If EL was difficult then ES should be performed.

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Hallucinations - red flag symptoms

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Abnormal liver function tests: case-based discussion

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Abnormal liver function tests: a guide to interpretation

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