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Hepatitis vaccination, regular liver screening and living donor liver transplant can be key to liver failure problem, says Dr Lee Kang Hoe
 

Hepatitis vaccination, regular liver screening and living donor liver transplant can be key to liver failure problem, says Dr Lee Kang Hoe

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Living donor liver transplant, regular liver screenings and universal Hepatitis screening can be the key to solving the viral hepatitis problem, which is now the most deadly infectious disease in the world.
 
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27 Jul 2016 - General
 
Liver transplantation has progressed to become an acceptable means for the treatment of end-stage liver disease, with excellent long-term outcomes. Survival outcomes have dramatically improved over the years; the longest living patient has survived more than 35 years after liver transplantation. Orthotopic liver transplantation involves the resection of the recipient native liver followed by the implantation of a whole or partial liver graft from a deceased or living donor. Immunosuppressive age...
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I've worked quite a bit with doctors and surgeons who specialise in treating hepato illnesses. I have to say that based on what I have learned, a good vaccine against hepatitis can go a long way. Many liver illnesses, like hepatitis and alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) fatty liver disease, can become fairly advanced before presenting symptoms. Most of the time, it is too late by then.

Short of asking people to conduct in-depth liver panel tests on a regular basis, a vaccine against hep...
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