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This webinar will begin at Noon CT on January 20, 2015.
It will include a brief review on the frequency and diagnosis of fatty liver disease. There will also be discussion on the management of fatty liver disease in both adults and children. We plan to educate on liver transplantation as a treatment for advanced disease and cirrhosis. Speakers include: Mayo Clinic physicians: Dr. Kymberly Watt, Dr. Julie Heimbach and Dr. Samar Ibrahim, from our Gastroenterology and Transplant Teams.
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Dr. Kymberly Watt
Dr. Julie Heimbach
Dr. Samar Ibrahim
Edited: 01/20/2015 @ 2:17pm
My name is Howard and I have been Diagnosed with NASH. I'm not a drinker and my Dr. said it probably started out as Fatty Liver disease. I've been listed for two year's for liver transplant due to cirrhosis of the Liver. When it first started out I was sick all the time and in the hospital 4 time's. In November of 2013 my MELD score went up to 23. But since then I've made lifestyle changes and my meld is down to a 14. I still fight with the chronic fatige but feel pretty good all thing's considered. Has anyone else out there experciened this also ?. I almost feel like it's the calm before the storm.
Hello All: My name is Rick Richards I have come to a crossing point in my life, one I knew that was going to come but not this quick. I have a question if it in the wrong forum please direct to the correct one.
I need a Kidney transplant (Kidney forum??) But my Dr said that it will not happen because I am too old and a Type 2 Diabetic. Is that true? I am 55 years old, only slightly over weight 206lbs and I am 6ft tall and very active, meaning I assist in the care of my four grandsons, and I have the biggest paycheck. The thought of going on Dialysis, scares the crap out of me an I love my job I am at, The thought of going on disability is abhorring, I would rather go end it all. Someone please tell me that my Dr is wrong. I already have 3 family members lined up to see if they are compatible matches. These are my immediate questions at the moment, I have a ton more in my mind, I look forward to your response.
My husband has PLD (polycystic liver disease) with an extremely enlarged liver that Mayo said he needed a transplant from a living donor. He had a successful kidney transplant 4 years ago and was in great health 5 weeks ago rapelling down into water and zip-lining on our vacation. He got infections and now his liver is much larger than it was 5 weeks ago. He went from wearing size 34 waist pants to looking like he is 6 months pregnant and in severe pain and not having room to eat. How can the liver enlarge so fast?
My niece is 22 and has Cystic Fibrosis. She has been evaluated for the transplant list and so far the primary hospital won't list her, as she has what sounds like the same situation the young man in your story has..abnormal tissue growing around her port that occluded then SVC, creating collateral vessels. The doctors say her survival rate is low for the transplant surgery because of this finding. They are looking to other hospitals that perform high risk transplants. In the meantime, we wait and her lung functions drop. Waiting is hard on the transplant list, I can imagine..waiting to hear you can be listed, is even harder. We as a family, are looking for some guidance, some advice, other than waiting. Someone has to have some idea that would give her hope! She deserves a chance to
Last winter, David Costello's double organ transplant saved his life. This year, the Costellos' hope is for the phone to ring again bringing a liver transplant to a family in need of one more gift of life.
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