Over the past several years, has been growing research evidence that individuals that have hepatitis C are at greater risk for developing scarring in the liver, fibrosis, and eventual development of cirrhosis. These patients also are likely to be overweight, have a superimposed fatty liver, diabetes, and increased levels of insulin circulating in their blood. All of these features trigger inflammation throughout the body, and especially in the liver, putting them at risk for damage and scar tissue development. We previously have discussed the role of diet and hepatitis C, and the simple truth is that there is no special diet specific for hepatitis C. We always recommend a diet high in fruits and vegetables, fresh lean meat, chicken, and fish, and the avoidance of processed foods. These processed foods are high and salt, sugar, and fat. They have very little …
We have started to roll-out an extensive series of videos discussing all aspects of liver disease for our patients, staff, and families.
Listed below are the updated hepatitis C research protocols that Liver Specialists of Texas and Dr. Galati are currently conducting. The studies are in various stages of enrollment, and some may have already met the limit of how many patients we can enroll. A PDF version is available here. New studies are being added every few weeks, so depending on your situation, and past experience with hepatitis C treatment, new opportunities may be available soon. Currently, the ongoing studies are making use of both interferon based therapies, as well as interferon-free therapies. It is probable that the next wave of FDA approvals will be for the interferon-free protocols. Kindly call Dee Wade at 713-794-0700 to inquire about hepatitis C research opportunities. Research Specialists of Texas List of Ongoing Studies No. Sponsor Protocol # Protocol …
Below is a brief video produced by Liver Specialists of Texas discussing the various services that Dr. Galati and his staff perform.
Effective June 14, 2012, our office location is relocating. Read move about the move and new location details.
Untitled Document Welcome to the Liver Specialists of Texas newsletter of upcoming events, articles, jobs and more from our membership. Calendar Events Articles Calendar Events for 2-Jun-12 to 1-Sep-12 Liver Specialists of Texas is Moving Day: Thursday 14-Jun-12 8:00 AM to Monday 18-Jun-12 8:30 AM Location: Liver Specialists of Texas 6560 Fannin Street, Suite 2050 Houston, TX 77030 Mapquest | Add to Calendar Articles for 3-Apr-12 to 2-Jun-12 Colonoscopy Bowel Prep Video This video shows the importance of following directions. Colon Polyp Removal Video This is a great video we produced showing the value of colonoscopy. New Facts on HCV The CDC released new recommendation regarding the testing of HCV, regardless of risk factors. Frozen Fruits and Vegetable: A Great Alternative Yes-frozen fruits and vegetables are healthful for you. Portion Control Guide A nice …
This video shows you the importance of following directions while you prepare for a colonoscopy.
In this video blog, Dr. Joe Galati discusses frozen fruits and vegetables, and how to make the best selection at the food store. View the You Tube Video here.
Our latest video, as part of the Hepatitis C Education Program, is a two-part video featuring Dr. Jennifer Pate, a psychiatrist specializing in the care of patients with chronic liver disease. The video blog can be viewed here for more details.
In this You Tube video, Dr. Khaderi discussed several of the commonly encountered side effects related to hepatitis C therapy with interferon, ribavirin, and the new protease inhibitors. To view the video on our You Tube Channel, click here.