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Webinar: Fatty Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation: For Adults and Children

Tue. Jan 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm CST

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. Please register here to sign up and receive email reminders for event: http://mayocl.in/1Dhcjhn Then simply click the play button in the video viewer below to participate. You can also pose questions in the comments column on the right or on Twitter using #FattyLiverDisease . SPEAKERS: Dr. Kymberly Watt Dr. Julie Heimbach Dr. Samar Ibrahim
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jrpally

Rene wrote:

Excellent Webinar thanks !!

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 1:51pm CST

zunigafrancisco

Dr. Zuniga wrote:

thank you very much!

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 1:02pm CST

arkygirl

Arkygirl wrote:

Thank you!!!!!!! Wonderful webinar!!

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:57pm CST

The webinar has concluded. Thank you for your questions and attendance. We will try to answer the questions that were unanswered in the next few days.

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:55pm CST

vggp

Victor wrote:

Great job!

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:55pm CST

Anonymous wrote:

Why Vit E should not be use to treat it if you have Type II D?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:54pm CST

o We do not recommend using Vitamin E if you have Type 2 diabetes because the data supporting its use is predominantly in non-diabetics. No conclusions can be made in diabetics. There is a cardiovascular and stroke risk associated with Vit E use in other population studies (which may not be the cause, just a link), and cardiac issues are higher in diabetics. So without evidence, it is a discussion of risk versus benefit.

Posted Wed, Jan 21 at 2:34pm CST

kaywilliams1963

Kay Williams wrote:

Very informative. Thank you so much for all the information!

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:53pm CST

Kay, Cirrhosis is irreversible, but by removing the inflammation causing the problem there MAY be some reduction in progression. Losing weight can make the patient a more likely transplant candidate IF there was continued progression.

Posted Wed, Jan 21 at 2:35pm CST

kaywilliams1963

Kay Williams wrote:

How much can cirrhosis be improved with lifestyle changes?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:52pm CST

Why doesn't FL do living donor liver tx and any plans to start on horizon?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:51pm CST

Erin, the primary benefit of living donor liver transplant is to allow the potential recipient to move forward to transplant sooner. This allows the patient to avoid continued suffering on the waitlist and the opportunity for transplant before the patient becomes too ill to safely undergo the operation. There is a survival benefit of living donor transplant, but that does depend on the availability of deceased donor transplantation. In some areas of the United States there is better opportunity for deceased donor transplantation than in others, as it relates to the number of eligible and actual deceased donors as well as to the number of potential recipients in that area. The waiting time is growing in all areas. In the future Florida may offer living donor transplants, but there are no immediate plans for that as currently FL remains with relatively good access to deceased donors compared to other areas. If patients are able to travel and if it is determined that they may be best served by living donation, they can be treated at our Transplant Centers in MN or AZ. Both programs have been performing this operation since 2000.

Posted Fri, Jan 30 at 7:04am CST

arkygirl

Arkygirl wrote:

I have cirrhosis stage 4....now I'm having heart palpations and a heart workup. Is this usual? Does cirrhosis affect heart

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:51pm CST

Cirrhosis can affect the heart itself, or the cause of cirrhosis may have caused heart disease, too. It is important to sort out the relationship between cirrhosis and heart disease.

Posted Wed, Jan 21 at 2:35pm CST

Anonymous wrote:

What are some of the more common contraindications to performing a transplant?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:50pm CST

kaywilliams1963

Kay Williams wrote:

I have always had a very low lipid profile, but was diagnosed with Nash/cirrhosis last year. Is there a connection, or do you see many patients like this?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:49pm CST

lanbrick62

lanbrick wrote:

I suffer from Depression and Anxiety and I have to be on medication the rest of my life. Will this type of medication make my NASH worse?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:47pm CST

Anonymous wrote:

What is the rate of recurrance after transplant?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:45pm CST

janc43

Jan C wrote:

I have polysystic liver disease, do you plan on discussing this in a future webinar? I was just put on liver transplant list

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:43pm CST

Sorry, not at this time.

Posted Thu, Jan 29 at 2:07pm CST

Anonymous wrote:

I am not overweight and have been diagnosed with early stages of fatty liver disease. What can I do to help reduce the infiltration of fat into the liver? I have four relatives, including my mother who have been diagnosed [...] View full text  

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:42pm CST

Anonymous wrote:

Any input regarding the use of Resveritrol for NALD/NASH?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:40pm CST

kaywilliams1963

Kay Williams wrote:

why oral diabetes meds better than insulin?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:34pm CST

zunigafrancisco

Dr. Zuniga wrote:

My wife was diagnosed with PBC and autoinmune hepatitis, in the liver biopsy there´s no fibrosis. It could be possible for her a liver transplantation?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:13pm CST

Anonymous wrote:

I have PBC & PSC. My meld is a 10, but I also have HE. Why do I have to get worse before a transplant? Why can't I get a partial liver from a living donor?

Posted Tue, Jan 20 at 12:02pm CST