liver disease

April 3, 2023

“One of the unmet needs for this condition is that we don’t  have many tools, to screen for this condition at home,” said UW Medicine's Dr. Philip Vutien.

A device created to screen for a common symptom of liver disease.
April 3, 2023

A device created to aid in detection of advanced liver disease illuminates a flickering light that gradually slows, asking the person using it to tap an app on their phone when they see the light flashing.

July 23, 2018

Annual deaths from cirrhosis jumped between 1999 and 2016. Closely monitor your alcohol intake, a UW Medicine specialist suggests. 

January 17, 2018

The average American consumes the daily equivalent of 19.5 teaspoons of sugar. 

illustration of overweight man and woman
January 18, 2018

Globally, 2 billion people are overweight. Obesity is strongly influenced by the amount of sugar we consume in our daily diets, says Dr. Judy Chen of the UW Medicine Weight Loss Management Center. 

picture of Judy Chen
November 7, 2017

Unrelated to alcohol, sugar consumption is the root of most liver transplants in young Americans, a recent study shows. 

adult liver in transport device
October 9, 2017

Dr. Jorge Reyes describes a clinical trial of a new device for transporting donor livers between recovery and transplant, and potential upsides if the trial is successful. The video includes footage of a liver transplant operating room.

The virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that drive elements of liver cells’ immune defenses, report University of Washington researchers and colleagues in a new

New antiviral drugs for hepatitis C have brought a cure within reach for many patients, yet they are highly expensive.  A single dose of one of the antivirals costs around $1,000.

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