Helicobacter pylori

Gram-negative spiral-shaped bacterium that inhabits the gastric environment.


Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common primary hepatic tumor of childhood originating from primitive hepatic stem cells.

Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS)

Non-biological artificial liver support system that utilizes albumin as dialysate to remove protein bounded toxins in liver failure patients.

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)

Percutaneous image-guided procedure in which a tract or conduit is constructed within the liver between the systemic venous system and portal system with an intent for portal decompression