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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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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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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 Transplant Houston: Calculating the MELD Score and How it Works

For those patients awaiting a liver transplant, the MELD score, which is a number calculated by evaluating the bilirubin, creatinine, and INR, is what the allocation of donor livers is based on. The higher the MELD score, the more likely you will get a liver transplant. At the same time, the higher the MELD score, […]

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Dr. Saira Khaderi Discusses Hepatology

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The MELD Score and Liver Transplant: An Update for Patients

The MELD Score and Liver Transplant: An Update for Patients

Patients awaiting transplant commonly have questions regarding there MELD score, and how this number is determined. As you can imagine, there is great anxiety in patients awaiting transplant. At almost every clinic visit, patients are asking for they’re updated score. In my own practice, at every visit we calculate the new score and discussed this result with […]

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