Biliary Atresia Research Consortium

2014-08-27 03:55:12 | BioPortfolio


Biliary atresia and idiopathic neonatal hepatitis are the most common causes of jaundice and hyperbilirubinemia that continue beyond the newborn period. The long term goal of the Biliary Atresia Research Consortium (BARC) is to establish a database of clinical information and serum and tissue samples from children with biliary atresia (BA) and idiopathic neonatal hepatitis (INH) to facilitate research and to perform clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic trials in these two important pediatric liver diseases.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


Biliary Atresia


University of California
San Francisco
United States




National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:12-0400

Clinical Trials [318 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

RCT of Steroids Following Kasai Portoenterostomy for Biliary Atresia.

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Biliary Atresia Study in Infants and Children

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GCSF Adjunct Therapy for Biliary Atresia

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Biliary Atresia, Hepatic Buffer Response and Sevoflurane

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N-Acetylcysteine in Biliary Atresia After Kasai Portoenterostomy

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PubMed Articles [407 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Experimentally induced biliary atresia by means of rotavirus-infection is directly linked to severe damage of the microvasculature in the extrahepatic bile duct.

Vascular damage has been reported to contribute to atresia formation in several diseases including biliary atresia. This study focused on the extrahepatic biliary plexus in experimental biliary atresi...

A quantitative image analysis using MRI for diagnosis of biliary atresia.

Biliary atresia is a life-threatening disease that needs early diagnosis and management. Recently, MRI images have been used for the diagnosis of biliary atresia with improved accuracy of diagnosis wh...

Genetics in biliary atresia.

Biliary atresia is a poorly understood deadly disease. Genetic predisposition factors are suspected albeit not firmly established. This review summarizes recent evidence of genetic alterations in bili...

Biliary-Enteric Drainage vs Primary Liver Transplant as Initial Treatment for Children With Biliary Atresia.

Some infants with biliary atresia are treated with primary liver transplant (pLT), but most are initially treated with biliary-enteric drainage (BED) with a subsequent salvage liver transplant. Given ...

Gene expression profile of TLR7 signaling pathway in the liver of rhesus rotavirus-induced murine biliary atresia.

To identify genes potentially involved in the pathogenesis of bile duct obstruction in biliary atresia (BA).

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Progressive destruction or the absence of all or part of the extrahepatic BILE DUCTS, resulting in the complete obstruction of BILE flow. Usually, biliary atresia is found in infants and accounts for one third of the neonatal cholestatic JAUNDICE.

Operation for biliary atresia by anastomosis of the bile ducts into the jejunum or duodenum.

Abnormal passage in any organ of the biliary tract or between biliary organs and other organs.

Chronic inflammatory disease of the BILIARY TRACT. It is characterized by fibrosis and hardening of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary ductal systems leading to bile duct strictures, CHOLESTASIS, and eventual BILIARY CIRRHOSIS.

Infection of the biliary passages with CLONORCHIS SINENSIS, also called Opisthorchis sinensis. It may lead to inflammation of the biliary tract, proliferation of biliary epithelium, progressive portal fibrosis, and sometimes bile duct carcinoma. Extension to the liver may lead to fatty changes and cirrhosis. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

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