Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Liver

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 27, 2017 2:02:41 PM

Success begins with knowing where to start. And with the highest percentage of one-year patient survival and one-year graft survival in Philadelphia for adult liver transplantations—according to data released in January 2017 by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients—Einstein's Center for Advanced Liver Disease and Transplantation is the right choice.

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Answers to Your Questions about Liver Health

Posted by Larry Blumenthal on Jan 30, 2017 3:30:00 PM

You may not be aware of it, but your liver plays an important role in your digestive system. Everything you drink or eat – including medications and supplements – passes through your liver, creating the potential for damage.

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, hepatologist Jennifer Au, MD, and registered dietitian Danielle Zolotnitsky from Einstein’s Center for Advanced Liver Disease and Transplantation fielded questions about liver health and wellness live on Facebook. Below is a transcript of the questions and answers. You can view the event itself on Facebook.

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Einstein Hosts Continuing Medical Education Liver Conference

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Dec 9, 2016 1:18:18 PM

Standing, left to right: Dr. Victor Navarro, Dr. Ramon Bataller, Dr. Marc G. Ghany, Dr.David Kaplan
Seated: Dr. Eyob L. Feyssa, Dr. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Dr. Simona Rossi and Dr. Shuchi K. Rodgers.

The latest developments in the management of liver disease were presented at a Continuing Medical Education conference sponsored by Einstein Healthcare Network on Saturday, December 3. A record number of participants reviewed research and treatment advances, originally reported in November at The Liver Meeting®, an annual conference presented by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

The Einstein conference attracted more than 175 practitioners from the tri-state arearanging from gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons to non-physician clinicians and nurses—involved in the care of patients with liver disease. Participants were greeted by Barry R. Freedman, Einstein President and CEO; Victor J. Navarro, MD, Co-Chair, Department of Transplantation; and Simona Rossi, MD, Associate Chair, Division of Hepatology. The symposium provided a course overview, nine faculty presentations, and interactive question-and-answer sessions.

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Topics: Liver

Are Supplements Safe? Some Are—But Some Are Dangerous

Posted by Jeff Meade on Nov 28, 2016 1:49:50 PM

Nearly seven out of 10 Americans take dietary supplements of one kind or another. Most believe they're safe and that they do what it says they do on the label.

These assumptions could be wrong—in some cases, dangerously wrong.

We asked Victor Navarro, MD, medical chair in the Department of Transplantation, and a recent guest speaker at Philadelphia Magazine's Thinkfest, to weigh in on the subject.

1.) A 2015 consumer survey suggests 68 percent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements, and that 84 percent are confident that they’re safe, effective and of high quality. Do you believe their confidence is misplaced?

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Topics: Supplements, Liver

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