Search for dissertations about: "liver function test"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words liver function test.

  1. 1. Quantitative evaluation of liver function using gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI

    Author : Qiang Wang; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Before liver resection, a reliable and accurate assessment of the liver function is essential to ensure a safe surgery and avoid unfavorable complications such as post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). Gadoxetic acid enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a routinely used imaging modality for tumor detection and characterization. READ MORE

  2. 2. Primary biliary cirrhosis : an epidemiological and clinical study based on patients from northern Sweden

    Author : Per Uddenfeldt; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Primary biliary cirrhosis; incidence; prevalence; disease course; Kveim test; sarcoidosis; rheumatic disorders; lung function; diffusing capacity; Sjögren syndrome; von Willebrand factor;

    Abstract : Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease, which primarily affects middle-aged women. The liver histology is characterized by inflammation and destruction of the intrahepatic bile ducts as well as a high frequency of granuloma. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Role of Gut Dysfunction and Nutritional Factors in Liver Cirrhosis

    Author : Evangelos Kalaitzakis; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : liver cirrhosis; malnutrition; gastrointestinal symptoms; health-related quality of life; food intake; energy expenditure; gastric accommodation; gastric barostat; insulin resistance; leptin; ghrelin; intestinal permeability;

    Abstract : Malnutrition is a common finding in patients with liver cirrhosis. Malnutrition has been shown to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Its pathogenesis remains unclear but both poor dietary intake and increased energy expenditure have been reported. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is an important clinical problem in cirrhotics. READ MORE

  4. 4. Effects of Probiotics and Plant Components on Murine Experimental Colitis and Acute Liver Failure

    Author : Nadia Osman; Livsmedelsteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; mykologi; virologi; bakteriologi; Mikrobiologi; mycology; bacteriology; virology; Rose hip; Microbiology; Probiotics; Prebiotics; Liver injury; Blueberry; Gastro-enterology; Colitis; Gastroenterologi; Food and drink technology; Livsmedelsteknik;

    Abstract : Acute liver failure is accompanied by a high rate of bacterial septic complications. High portal level of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) can lead to a pronounced secretion by Kupffer cells of pro-inflammatory mediators which have been shown to be early and important mediators of liver injury. READ MORE

  5. 5. Liver cirrhosis : epidemiology, prognosis, and cancer

    Author : Bonnie Bengtsson; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Liver cirrhosis is a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Patients with liver cirrhosis also have a high risk to develop infections leading to deterioration of liver function and increased mortality. READ MORE