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June 27, 2018
A prolactin level test is done to look for health conditions that relate to the hormone prolactin. Results may indicate pituitary disorders, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, or liver disease. Male and female fertility and milk production are also affected. Treatment for high levels includes medication. Learn more here.
June 27, 2018
There is a link between the composition of the gut microbiota and the development of liver disease, and this may be key to diagnostic and prevention.
June 24, 2018

For medical professionals, social media offers fantastic opportunities for collaboration, networking and learning. Here’s the case for why you should get involved in social media and how it can connect to your work.

June 19, 2018

Last month I spoke to you about Liver Capitol Hill Day [LCHD], which was an overwhelming success. LCHD is an important US-focused event; however, AASLD has always engaged, and is increasingly engaging, with the rest of the world.

June 12, 2018

There is a quiet catastrophe that happens every day throughout the United States. People are dying while they are waiting for an appropriate organ donation to enable them to receive a life-saving transplant. More than 5,500 persons succumbed to their illness in this manner in 2017 alone.

June 11, 2018
A bile duct obstruction is when one of the tubes that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine becomes blocked. This can lead to severe complications if left untreated and may require surgery. Here, we look at the leading causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of bile duct obstruction.
June 10, 2018
There are several possible causes of yellow toenails, including fungal infection and overuse of nail polish. This symptom can sometimes indicate a more serious condition, such as yellow nail syndrome. In this article, we look at why toenails might become discolored, and how to prevent and treat yellow toenails.
June 7, 2018

Physicians interested in taking either the Transplant Hepatology Certification Exam or the Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Certification Exam in October should register today for AASLD’s Transplant Hepatology Board Review Course in August in Dallas, Texas.

May 30, 2018
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme that is important for a range of bodily processes. An ALP test measures how much of this enzyme is circulating in a person’s blood. Abnormal levels could indicate a medical issue. Here, we look at what an ALP test involves, how to prepare for it, and what the results could mean.
May 30, 2018
Liver enzymes control processes that filter toxins from the body. There are many types of enzymes, and transaminases are a key group. When a person has too many of these enzymes, they are diagnosed with transaminitis. Here, learn what transaminitis does to the body, why levels become elevated, and how they are lowered.