liver disease Archives
May. 25, 2022—Women who need a liver transplant are more likely to spend more time on a waiting list, become too sick for transplant or die compared to men. To improve equity, a recently published Vanderbilt-led study suggests a sex adjustment to criteria for MELD (model for end-stage liver disease), which determines allocation of transplanted livers.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt/CDC investigate mysterious liver disease in children
Apr. 26, 2022—Physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are collaborating with the CDC and other hepatologists around the country to help figure out the origins of a mysterious liver disease affecting children ages 1 month to 16 years old.
Sep. 12, 2019—A Vanderbilt study sheds new light on the impact of palliative care.
Aug. 24, 2017—Past research has proven that palliative care — specialized medical care focused on pain and symptom management as well as psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life — benefits patients with malignant diseases such as aggressive cancers. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) health care providers are now studying whether palliative care can also benefit those with advanced liver disease, a diagnosis that precedes either a life-saving liver transplant or death.