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A yellowish breakdown product caused by the body's clearance of aged red blood cells. Bilirubin is excreted in bile and urine, and is responsible for the yellow color of bruises and the yellow discoloration in jaundice.
A nitrogenous organic acid, synthesized in the liver and kidney, that helps to supply energy to all cells in the body, primarily muscle.
INR (international normalized ratio) measures coagulation. A high INR indicates a higher risk of bleeding, while a low INR suggests a higher risk of developing a clot.
The accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (peritoneal cavity).
TACE (transcatheter arterial chemoembolization) is a minimally invasive procedure where small particles coated with chemotherapeutic agents are injected into an artery supplying a tumor, to restrict the tumor's blood supply.
HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) is the most common type of liver cancer
The occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness, and coma as a result of liver failure.
Swelling of the legs due to fluid build-up in the skin.
Yellow discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes.
The scenario when a patient is called and prepped for transplant, but the organ is determined unfit and the surgery is canceled.
Quantifies the survival probability of a patient with end-stage liver disease.
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