Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 28th, 2000
Research results produced by these scientists suggest that patients who must have liver transplants as a result of hepatitis-C-related chronic liver disease are more at risk for diabetes both before and after their surgery.
In this study, D.L. Bigam and colleagues at Toronto General Hospital investigated the prevalence of diabetes in 278 patients who had liver transplants as a result of liver failure. Causes of liver failure included hepatitis C virus (HCV) (n=110), hepatitis B virus (HBV) (n=53), and cholestatic liver disease (CLD)...
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