This year the PBC Network created a 36 page booklet “PBC – Living With Your Diagnosis” . The Canadian PBC Society participated in the final review of this comprehensive patient guideline and is now a proud member of the PBC Network. Read the guidelines here.
University of Calgary PBC researchers tested the anti-depressant mirtazapine on mice and found promising results. Their report concluded that mirtazapine may represent a novel therapeutic approach to autoimmune liver disease. We look forward to see the next steps in this research. Read the research findings here.
Read the results of our patient survey which was initiated in 2015, with more than 250 PBC patients reporting how PBC affects their daily lives. We worked with a research team from the University of Alberta in Edmonton to look at the data and this report summarizes our findings. Read the published report here.
Thanks to the Gastrointestinal Society in association with the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research for this excellent graphic describing Liver Cirrhosis and providing you with a tool to discuss your Liver with your specialist. Note: There is a spot on the graphic to record your Liver Disease, Liver Stiffness and Fibroscan Score. Download the graphic here.
At the AASLD 2017 Liver Meeting, an abstract was presented, by Dr. van der Meer et al titled “Ursodeoxycholic Acid is Associated with Prolonged Transplant-free Survival in All Patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis – there is no such thing as non-response” Read an article discussing the abstract in MedPage Today