Comprehensive Practical Hepatology

Acute and chronic liver disease is a global endemic healthcare concern. More than 500 million people around the world are infected with the hepatitis B or C virus. Approximately 500,000 patients die ...
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Practical Management of Elderly Patients with Liver Injury

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Kazuto Tajiri

Abstract

The population of elderly individuals is increasing, especially in developed countries. Reductions in organ function are more frequent in the elderly, complicating treatment of various conditions. Elderly individuals are more susceptible to severe liver injury, show a decrease in drug metabolism and are at greater risk of developing malignancies.

Keywords:

Blood flow, carcinogenesis, drug metabolism, immune function, liver size.

Affiliation:

The Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toyama,Toyama, Japan.