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Baylor Dallas establishes multidisciplinary clinic for alcohol-associated liver disease

Alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) is a major driver of liver-related morbidity and mortality across the world. There are 2.4 billion alcohol users (950 million heavy alcohol users) and between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 people abuse or misuse alcohol. Combined, alcohol-associated cirrhosis and liver cancer account for 1 out of every 100 deaths worldwide.

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Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth builds upon advanced heart failure program with mechanical device support

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth now offers comprehensive care for patients with advanced heart failure, including left ventricular support devices and other mechanical circulatory support. The advanced heart failure team implanted its first LVAD in July.

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Kidney Transplant Updates – Allocation, Internal Paired Exchange and Transplants in Patients Over Age 70

In March, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) launched a new policy for matching kidney transplant candidates with organs from deceased donors. Donated kidneys are now offered first to candidates listed at transplant hospitals within 250 nautical miles of the donor hospital. A kidney that is not accepted for any of these candidates will then be offered to candidates beyond the 250 nautical mile distance.

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Interstitial lung disease program focuses on comprehensive, individualized patient care

Interstitial lung disease or diffuse parenchymal lung disease comprises a large group of more than 150 heterogeneous disorders. As a result, patients with these disorders are a difficult group to treat because many of the therapies are individualized to each patient. The Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, provides comprehensive care to patients with ILD.

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