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(The Critical Path Institute (C-Path)) IMI's SAFE-T (Safer and Faster Evidence Based Translation) Consortium and C-Path's Predictive Safety Testing Consortium (PSTC) announced today that FDA and EMA issued Letters of Support for new liver safety biomarkers: cytokeratin 18 (CK-18), high mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1), osteopontin, and macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (MCSFR1, or CSF1R). Higher levels of these biomarkers in patients diagnosed with Drug-Induced Liver Injury (DILI) could indicate a risk for progression toward liver failure.NEXT ARTICLE
In order to become availible to pateints, drugs need to undergo a number of phases of clinical trials to test their efficacy and safty and to then be authorised by the drug approval organistion in each respective country. This is the FDA in the USA and N...
Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...