Liver Disease Prognosis using PrognostiCheck®


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A prognosis gives an idea of the likely course or outcome of liver disease,it’s recovery, path or recurrence. The score from the prognostiCheck® test provides a clear illustration
of how the individual patient is doing; how far the disease has progressed, if treatment is working (in spite of side-effects) and can be used to support treatment and lifestyle choices.

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Liver Disease Prognosis using PrognostiCheck®

  1. 1. Liver Disease Prognosis Better information sooner for better decisions
  2. 2. The liver is one of the most important organs of the body. Almost 95 percent of pancreatic cancer cases begin in the ducts that carry pancreatic juices (exocrine cells).
  3. 3. It performs vital functions to support food digestion, absorption of nutrients and filtration of toxic substances as well as the clotting of the blood in response to trauma.
  4. 4. Liver disease can result from a variety of causes and may not be found until advanced conditions exist. The earlier that liver disease is found the more effective treatment interventions can be.
  5. 5. Symptoms of liver disease include; <ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Abdominal pain and/or swelling </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent unexplained itchy skin </li></ul><ul><li>Later as disease progresses </li></ul>Changes in the character of urine and stools. A yellow tinge to skin or the white portion (sclera) of the eyes.
  6. 6. Liver disease can result from many factors, some of which are preventable;
  7. 7. <ul><li>Exposure to the blood and body fluids of others </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Improperly done dentistry, manicures or pedicures </li></ul><ul><li>Unprotected sex </li></ul><ul><li>Blood transfusions before 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive alcohol consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Body art to include piercing and Tattoo’s </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Injected drug use or needle sharing </li></ul><ul><li>High levels of triglycerides </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental exposure to toxins </li></ul>
  8. 8. Treatment for liver disease ranges from short-term supportive therapies, life-long medications or may even require transplantation. Factors affecting the patient’s outcome in liver disease include how far it has progressed when found, the base cause and the overall health of condition of the patient when the disease is discovered (‘Burden of Illness’). All of these factors affect the outcome and prognosis of the patient with liver disease.
  9. 9. A prognosis gives an idea of the likely course or outcome of a disease, it’s recovery, path or recurrence. Based upon how far the disease has progressed and how severely it has affected the patient’s liver functions the prognosis can vary greatly.
  10. 10. Early discovery of live disease generally improves the prognosis. Majority of the patients discontinue treatment as it results in long-period illness as the side effects.
  11. 11. Liver Disease Prognosis Using PrognostiCheck® The score from the PrognostiCheck® test provides a clear illustration Of how far the disease has progressed, if treatment is working (in spite of side-effects) and can be used to support treatment and lifestyle choices. By monitoring the score during treatment the beneficial effects of that treatment can be seen and used to support the patient’s compliance with a difficult and long course of therapy.
  12. 12. The severity or progression of the liver disease and the effectiveness of therapies can be seen sooner than using blood tests, biopsies, imaging techniques and physical signs.
  13. 13. For instance if the normal Scoring value for the patient is 7 and their value is 5 the loss of 2 is the burden of disease experienced by this patient. By learning these numbers the patient, family and physician can work to see how to improve the score or to stop the score from lowering as fast.
  14. 14. The score can help to motivate the patient to comply with treatment and go the extra effort to be more active, exercise and improve their nutrition. The scoring results provide an objective and accurate means to make controlled end-of-life decisions.
  15. 15. The PrognostiCheck® ‘Biometric Scoring System for prognosis based upon a noninvasive diagnostic test that objectively, accurately and immediately illustrates how serious a disease condition is . It provides clear illustration of the patient’s condition right now and over time as treatment ensues and disease progresses.
  16. 16. It provides better information sooner to make superior healthcare decisions in any disease condition including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disorders, hepatitis and more. The system is based upon the discovery that the health of cell membranes reflects the overall health of the patient.
  17. 17. Is it helpful to know the Prognosis in Liver Disease? Better information sooner enables better decisions for patients, families and physicians.
  18. 18. PrognostiCheck® detects the presence and severity of disease, the effectiveness of treatment, the burden of the illness on the individual patient and whether they are recovering. At the end-of-life controlled, objective decisions can be made to make the best use of the time that remains.
  19. 19. [email_address] By IPGDx, LLC [email_address] For more information or inquiries regarding direct investments, collaborative product development and partnerships please contact below. PrognostiCheck R