May 14, 2020
Dr. Schilsky is a professor of medicine and surgery and medical
liver transplantation at Yale, and he joins the show today to
discuss issues related to the liver and
Tune in to learn the following:
Dr. Schilsky had the privilege of witnessing the transition of
organ transplantation from the imaginary world, to the world of
practical application, to the world of successful application.
He has seen firsthand the influence of pharmacology and advanced techniques on the outcomes in this field, and perhaps most importantly, increased quality of life and lifespan enjoyed by patients. For Dr. Schilsky, this is precisely where his interests exist: in the space where patient care and science marry.
He discusses acute and chronic injuries to the liver, the safeness of acetaminophen, infectious causes of liver diseases, the crucial balance between liver injury and regeneration, the relationship between NSAIDs and kidney malfunction and other disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, when and why life-saving bariatric surgeries may be performed, the absence of signs in early stages of liver diseases, whether or not liver diseases tend to happen in certain locations of the liver, and so much more.