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Newer therapies for overt hepatic encephalopathy, including ammonia scavengers, currently in clinical trials

Approximately one third of patients with cirrhosis who are admitted to the hospital present with altered mental status (AMS). Of those, about 50 percent will have hepatic encephalopathy (HE), a spectrum of reversible neuropsychiatric disorders in patients with chronic liver disease. Other potential causes of AMS include sepsis/infection, metabolic disturbances, drugs/toxins or structural brain lesions.

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Enhanced recovery protocols may ease burden of living donor nephrectomy

A patient undergoing any major surgery, including laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, experiences a temporary decline in their functional capacity. The goal of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program is to return a patient to baseline functional status as soon as possible without sacrificing safety, quality, comfort or long-term outcomes.

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Patient-centered research at Baylor Scott & White helps improve care of liver transplant patients

Liver disease is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the third or fourth leading cause of death among patients 45 to 64. To improve these outcomes, many hepatologists on the medical staffs of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth are undertaking a number of notable patient-centered research projects. All research projects are administered by Baylor Scott & White Research Institute.

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Second annual medical education alumni picnic

Dear Baylor Alumni:

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our 2nd annual Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Education Alumni Picnic, Saturday, September 28th. Alumni and their families are invited to spend the afternoon where it all started here at Baylor University Medical Center at the beautiful Landry Park. All ages are welcome to attend and enjoy lunch, yard games, bounce house, music and much more. This reunion picnic will also include Faculty and current Housestaff from all the programs.

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Baylor University Medical Center hosts international conference to determine role of liver transplantation in acute alcoholic hepatitis

For decades, transplant programs have performed liver transplants on patients with alcohol-related cirrhosis. Most of these patients have not used alcohol for many months, if not years. However, a small subset of patients—many of them younger and female—are presenting with acute alcoholic hepatitis. Historically, liver transplants have not been performed on these patients.

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