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Sarah Davis at Harborview with husband after airlift from Alaska cruise

Alaska cruise passenger airlifted to Harborview for blood clot treatment

Posted: August 27, 2012

Sarah Davis took an unexpected side trip during an Alaskan cruise last week. While the Beaufort, S.C., resident was admiring the rugged scenery with her family, she developed debilitating pain in her leg. In the middle of the night,the ship’s physician diagnosed a dangerous blood clot. At 2:30 a.m. Aug. 21 in Seattle, UW Medicine... Read more »

Surgeons performing a liver transplant at UW Medical Center

Molecular and protein markers predict liver transplant failure in hepatitis C patients

Posted: August 20, 2012

Researchers have discovered molecular and protein signatures that predict rapid onset of liver damage in hepatitis C patients following a liver transplant. The markers appeared soon after transplant and well before clinical evidence of liver damage. Such early detection of susceptibility to hepatitis C virus-induced liver injury could lead to more personalized monitoring and treatment... Read more »