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Knowledge Base | Biliary Atresia Awareness and Research

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base


Here are some information that you may find useful. Please feel free to message us if you have any questions.

May 16, 2016
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Symptoms of Biliary Atresia

Symptoms of Biliary Atresia The first signs or symptoms of Biliary Atresia is jaundice, which causes a yellow color to the skin […]
May 8, 2014
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What is Biliary Atresia?

About Biliary Atresia Biliary Atresia is a serious but rare disease of the liver that affects newborn infants. It occurs in about […]
May 7, 2014
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What is Kasai Procedure

The Kasai procedure is named after Dr. Morio Kasai, the Japanese surgeon who developed it in 1951. It was first introduced to […]
May 6, 2014
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Treatments of BA

Currently, there is no cure for Biliary Atresia. However, there are 2 common steps of treatments which are outlined below –  The […]
May 5, 2014
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Diagnosis of BA

Early identification of biliary atresia is crucial. The long-term outcome is dependent upon age of treatment. There are a number of tests […]
May 4, 2014
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Liver Transplant

Sadly, nearly all of those diagnosed with Biliary Atresia will require a liver transplant at some point their lives, over 60% within […]
May 4, 2014
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Biliary Atresia Complications

Biliary Atresia Complications Both before and after the Kasai procedure, infants will receive a specific diet with the right mix of nutrients […]
May 3, 2014
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Portal Hypertension

In medicine Portal hypertension is high blood pressure in the portal vein and its tributaries. Portal hypertension is caused by obstruction of […]
May 1, 2014
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Splenomegaly

Splenomegaly Splenomegaly is an enlargement of the spleen. The spleen usually lies in the left upper quadrant (LUQ) of the abdomen. Splenomegaly […]
April 29, 2014
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About Dr Morio Kasai

Tribute to Dr. Morio Kasai By Masaki Nio, M.D. ,Professor and Chief, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine Dr. […]