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Sutter, Lucile Packard team up on liver disease
Sacramento Bee

Sutter Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford have partnered to study oral treatments for a progressive disease that damages the bile ducts and liver, and has only been cured with a liver transplant.

Twenty-six children with primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, were treated on a trial basis with oral vancomycin – a medication the children have consistently responded to, researchers said, reporting that patients have had normal liver enzyme readings.