What Doctors Have Learned By Having Auto-Immune Illness Themselves

I recently read an interesting commentary written by two physicians, both of whom are dealing with autoimmune disease in their own bodies. The journey of each autoimmune (AI) disease patient is different and because the risk of having multiple AI diseases or disorders is higher if you have one, this is particularly relevant to the … More What Doctors Have Learned By Having Auto-Immune Illness Themselves

MRE & Me

I was recently honored by Resoundant, the makers of Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) equipment that provides a non-invasive image liver by them sharing my personal story. MRE is a preferred technology for imaging of the liver¹ due to its detail and ability to accurately assess liver fibrosis in liver disease patients. Having undergone a MRE … More MRE & Me

What I learned from the 2017 Liver Meeting® in Washington D.C.

I had the privilege of attending AASLD’s 2017 Liver Meeting® which is the largest conference for liver specialists in the US. I attended this conference as a member of PBCers Organization (the largest US based support group) as an exhibitor, along with several others from this organization. It was a fruitful event as we were … More What I learned from the 2017 Liver Meeting® in Washington D.C.

Changes at OPTN – Enhancing Liver Distribution You may be aware that OPTN (Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network or UNOS) is proposing a change to the way it distributes livers to those awaiting a transplant. Essentially the program has become a boondoggle of bureaucracy and dysfunction. For the past five years various groups, committees and stakeholders … More