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  1. Liver Biopsy Explains liver biopsy, also called percutaneous liver biopsy, a test used to look for liver diseases like hepatitis, cirrhosis, hemochromatosis, or cancer. Covers how to prepare and what to expect. Includes what results mean. Also lists risks.
  2. Liver Resection
  3. Liver and Spleen Scan Discusses nuclear scan to look at liver and spleen for problems. Explains how to prepare for the test, how it is done, and risks. Discusses results and what affects the tests. Looks at other tests that may be done.
  4. Liver Function Panel Briefly discusses liver function panel, a blood test to check for liver disease. Offers links to info on other tests that check for problems with theliver.
  5. What theLiver Does
  6. Liver Function Tests Covers blood tests to find out if your liver is damaged or inflamed. Discusses tests that measure bilirubin, albumin, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST). Discusses other possible tests to confirm diagnosis of hepatitis C.
  7. Liver Tests for Mononucleosis Discusses blood test to study liver function and to find out if theliver is inflamed. Covers possible results. Discusses possible causes other than mono for elevated liver enzymes.
  8. Liver Transplant for Hepatitis B
  9. Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer
  10. Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]
  11. Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI]
  12. Adult Primary Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
  13. Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
  14. Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI]
  15. Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI]
  16. Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI]
  17. Adult Primary Liver Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]
  18. Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Discusses nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is part of a group of diseases called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Covers cirrhosis. Discusses lifestyle changes, including controlling diabetes and high cholesterol and losing weight.
  19. Cirrhosis Discusses serious condition in which scarring damages theliver. Looks at causes, including heavy alcohol use, autoimmune chronic hepatitis, and chronic viral hepatitis. Covers symptoms like fluid buildup in the belly called ascites. Discusses transplant.
  20. Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Discusses primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Looks at causes and symptoms. Covers how it is diagnosed and treated. Also looks at symptoms of advanced liver damage such as variceal bleeding and osteoporosis.
  21. Reye Syndrome
  22. Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) Discusses test to help diagnose lung disease, lymphoma, anemia, liver disease, and also to see how well chemotherapy is working during treatment for lymphoma. Looks at possible results.
  23. Kava Briefly discusses kava (also known as kava kava), a dietary supplement used to relieve anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and stress-related symptoms. Covers safety issues and side effects, including liver damage in some when used for long periods.
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  26. Hepatitis B Virus Tests Covers hepatitis B virus (HBV) tests that check for hepatitis B infection. Looks at most common HBV tests. Explains how tests are done and how to prepare for them. Looks at other tests that show how well theliver is working. Covers test results.
  27. Hepatitis C Discusses hepatitis C, a disease caused by a virus that infects theliver. Covers causes and symptoms. Includes info on the two phases, acute and chronic. Includes info on cirrhosis. Covers treatment with antiviral medicines and surgery.
  28. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) for Cirrhosis
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  31. Cirrhosis: Surgical Shunts for Portal Hypertension
  32. Acute Kidney Injury Discusses acute kidney injury (which used to be called acute renal failure), which means your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Includes prerenal acute kidney injury. Covers causes like kidney or liver disease. Includes symptoms like little urine (oliguria) when you urinate. Covers dialysis.
  33. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Covers alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test to measure the amount of ALT enzyme in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  34. Cirrhosis Complications: Encephalopathy
  35. Cirrhosis Complications: Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
  36. Endoscopic Treatment for Variceal Bleeding Caused by Cirrhosis
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  38. Cirrhosis: Vasoconstrictor Medicines for Variceal Bleeding
  39. Hepatitis C: Your Risk for Cirrhosis
  40. Cirrhosis Complications: Variceal Bleeding
  41. Cirrhosis: Sodium and Ascites
  42. Cirrhosis: Beta-Blockers for Portal Hypertension and Varices
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  44. Skin Changes Discusses common skin changes and possible causes. Includes info on skin cancer. Includes home treatment tips for adults and children.
  45. HELLP Syndrome and Preeclampsia

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