Tag Archives: CIRRHOSIS

Alcoholic Liver Disease: What You Need to Know-The Basics

Our latest video covers the basic aspects of alcohol related liver disease, and the complications of excessive alcohol intake. In general, there are three areas of concern: 1. The development of alcoholic fatty liver disease 2. The development of acute alcoholic hepatitis 3. Alcoholic cirrhosis The major point to understanding is that all alcoholic drinks […]

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New Hepatitis C Drug Approved: Janssen’s Hepatitis C Drug Simeprevir Now Available

This past week, the FDA gave approval to Janssen’s new drug to treat hepatitis C. Simeprevir, commercially know as OLYSIO, is the first new hepatitis C drug since the release of telapravir (Incevik) and boceprevir (Victrelis) in 2011. Simeprevir is a  NS3/4A protease inhibitor, used in combination with interferon and ribavirin. The release of simeprevir marks […]

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Annual Liver Meetings -AASLD- in Washington, DC This Week

Annual Liver Meetings -AASLD- in Washington, DC This Week

The annual Liver Meetings are taking place in Washington, DC, and I will report back on the breakthroughs, specifically those related to hepatitis C, cirrhosis, fatty liver, and liver cancer and transplant. This far, discussion regarding the new hepatitis C therapies continue to report on the impact of new therapies on the cure rates we […]

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Second Opinion in Hepatitis: Videoconferencing Between Houston and the World

Each week, I receive dozens of e-mails from followers of our social media sites (Twitter, YouTube, FaceBook, Your Health First, and Liver Specialists of Texas) seeking assistance regarding some form of liver disease they are suffering from, or one of their relatives. I usually respond back with some direction they should head in, or ask […]

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Should Alcoholics Be Allowed to Receive Liver Transplants?

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Alcohol, Liver, Cirrhosis and Transplant: Dr. Galati Discusses

A segment that I recorded for this weeks Your Health First was with Dr. Howard Monsour. who’s the Chief of hepatology at Houston Methodist. In this two-part interview, we discussed various aspects of alcoholic liver disease, effects of acetaminophen on the liver, and the difference between men and women in their alcohol consumption. As noted […]

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World Hepatitis Day: Missed Opportunities for Awareness?

Yesterday was World Hepatitis Day. This is a day where we can give special attention to the world wide problem of viral hepatitis, the people that it affects, and celebrate the new therapies and technology that are available. Reviewing numerous websites and online publications, they all state the desire to alert the world, as well […]

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Liver Transplant Houston: Is There a Special Diet to Follow?

A common question I am asked daily is in regard to “what kind of diet do I need to be on while waiting for my liver transplant?”. There is a great deal of misunderstanding surrounding this, that it deserves a few simple comments. The simple answer is that there is no special diet you have […]

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Wilsons Disease Houston:Transplant Will Cure the Disease

While still on vacation this week, I received news from my murse that one of our patients who has Wilsons Disease received his liver transplant. It was quite a relief for the patient, his family, and all of us taking care of him that his transplant took place. In this particular case, the neurologic effects […]

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Liver Education Video: Hepatitis C and Liver Transplant in Houston Part 2

Over the next week or two, we plan to roll-out a series of comprehensive videos covering a wide-range of topics related to all facets of liver disease. This is geared for our patients, their families, our staff, and all those interested in liver disease. We plan to keep them no longer than 5 minutes, to […]

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