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The portal venous system in liver cirrhosis: not yet a gray zone

Liver cirrhosis is a complex disease involving many systems, mainly located inside the abdominal cavity. The clinical diagnosis today is usually followed by laboratory, endoscopic, radiological examinations, among which the sectional imaging tools, ultrasound, computed tomography  and

Compounds from Australian Eucalypts: the next wonder-drug for cancer?

If there is one tree that every Australian can relate to, then it would be the none other than the Eucalypt. No wonder they are considered as the only trees that have the power to unite the

Chromatin remodeling regulates multiple liver functions

Liver is a one of the largest tissues that has the ability to regenerate itself upon stimulation. The liver also performs a variety of complex functions which support body homeostasis including detoxification and providing essential molecules to

Metallothionein, oxidative stress and trace metals in gills of liver of fish species

Kuwait Bay is important area that is influenced by the local municipal and industrial discharges. Therefore, two types of local fish from were studies, yellow finned seabream which is pelagic fish swim between the surface and the

Heart compression by the liver; a rare surgical disease

Elevation of the diaphragm “the primary respiratory muscle” can occur due to congenital or acquired causes. Diaphragmatic eventration is a congenital elevation of the diaphragm due to maldevelopment of the muscle fibers which are replaced by fibrous

Metabolic regulation by the intestinal hormone FGF19: From basic science to clinical application

Physiological adaptations of our body to changes in nutritional status induced by fasting or food intake occur various times per day and are crucial to maintain a healthy metabolic state. To meet this requirement, our body is

Potential health benefits from the consumption of berry seed oils

Fats together with carbohydrates and proteins are the main nutrients of our diet. In public opinion, a diet rich in fats is not associated with healthy life style, which is a result of their high caloric value

Computed tomography in liver cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis is a disease with many different clinical and patho-physiological aspects, involving digestive and extra-digestive organs and systems. On the base of clinical signs and laboratory tests different scores entered in the common practice. We observed

The vicious cycle in liver that fuels the obesity diabetes pandemic

Experimental obesity is readily produced by dietary excesses of fats or carbohydrates and involves an initial increase in glucose production by the liver with subsequent increases in blood insulin levels, i.e., an insulin-resistant state. In turn, elevated