hepatic function

hepatic function (h·paˑ·tik funkˑ·shn),

n the multifarious role of the liver in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, alcohol, and drugs; storage of vitamins and iron; production of bile; and filtering of potential toxins from the bloodstream.

Patient discussion about hepatic function

Q. if a liver has been damaged can it go back to function as normal?

A. the liver is an amazing organ. it's cells divide usually once a year but if it needs, it can recover in a miraculously manner. but it depends on how much damage you did. there is a point that it can go no further. but alcoholism cause cirrhosis. this is scar tissue in the liver- that i'm afraid is not reversible. and most of it's side effects are not too.

Q. if a liver has been damaged can it go back to function as normal?

A. It depends on a variety of liver damage possibilities. some types of liver damage can regenerate - such as after acute hepatitis or after trauma(the liver is an organ that has regeneration capability), however some damage to the liver- such as fatty liver and cirrhosis, cannot be changed. It very much depends on the diagnosis under a microscope.

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Monitor hepatic function closely in these patients and, if appropriate, initiate anti-hepatitis B treatment.
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Results for complete blood count, serum chemistry panel, hepatic function tests, and inflammatory markers were within reference intervals.
SVR rates were also similarly high in patients according to prior treatment response and in those with portal hypertension or reduced hepatic function identified by low baseline platelet counts or low serum albumin.
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Linagliptin has a unique excretion pathway meaning no dose adjustment nor additional drug monitoring is required regardless of renal or hepatic function.
It has a well recognised narrow therapeutic index, which may be affected by genetic factors, age, hepatic function, diet and drug interactions.
Although, in general, OP exposure elicited a net AC gain-of-function, the effects differed among the various tissues, effectively ruling out a global effect on expression of receptors, G-proteins, or AC and instead pointing to selectively greater effects on specific aspects of hepatic function.
The goal here is to provide clinicians a single-volume reference on the role of diet and nutrition in treating liver disease, but the approach requires a little different understanding of the causative elements that precipitate the disease as well as the nutritional factors and regimens that reverse the deteriorating hepatic function, so the focus is not as narrow as some might expect.
Whereas some studies did not report any alteration in renal and hepatic function after Cr supplementation (Taes et al.