PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada

Toward a world with no PSC. Providing support & education to PSC patients & families. Raising funds for research. Patient registry. Grant program.
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
Podcast Episode 25 -- Use of Antibiotics for Clinical Treatment of Cholangitis in PSC: A Discussion with Dr. Gideon Hirschfield from Toronto Centre for Liver Disease.

In this episode, Host Niall McKay talks with Dr. Gideon Hirschfield about the use of antibiotics for the treatment of infection in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Hirschfield says that antibiotics are used for the treatment of intermittent, symptomatic cholangitis in patients with PSC.

Check Out Episode 25! https://pscpartners.libsyn.com/use-of-antibiotics-for-clinical-treatment-of-cholangitis-in-psc-a-discussion-with-dr-gideon-hirschfield

"There's no evidence that the long-term use of antibiotics will change what ultimately happens to PSC patients," says Dr. Hirschfield. "But there's definitely evidence that, once you've got an infection, that drives PSC progression, which makes sense. Once the biliary tree is inflamed, it's never the same."

Dr. Hirschfield is the inaugural Lily and Terry Horner Chair in Autoimmune Liver Disease Research at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto General Hospital, and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto.
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
The June 2021 Loon Duct featured an interview with liver transplant recipient Jillian Best about Jillian Best's Swim Across Lake Ontario. You can find the article here https://conta.cc/3wsGGPQ.

Jillian is planning to swim across Lake Ontario on Aug 3 to demonstrate what life after transplant can be, that organ donation really works and can give life back to an individual.

Go Jillian, Go!
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
How many other Canadian PSC community members do you know? If you’re answer is “not many” or “none,” then we want to change that. Let’s get to know one and other a little better.

PSC Partners Canada is looking for Canadian PSC patients, caregivers, friends and family members to share a little bit about themselves and their experiences with PSC. It can be serious or fun, you could write a few sentences, do a video, send some photos, you can share your name publicly, or not, we’re open to suggestions! Just drop us a line and lets have a chat! contactus@pscpartners.ca

We are Together in the Fight, Whatever it Takes!
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
This webinar specifically addresses issues around liver transplantation in Toronto for those coming from outside of Ontario.
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
Take a few minutes to hear why the patient engagement and participation in tonight's webinar with breakout rooms matters!

Join us tonight, learn about PROMS, and share your experience with your symptoms and how to best measure them!

This is a ROADMAP "201" session, meaning it follows from the "101" session on PROMs. You can view the 30 minute video of the 101 in advance if you'd like to be super-prepared to understand the more in-depth information going to be presented tonight. (link in comments)

Please join us!
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada
Webinar tomorrow, Thursday July 8! Patient participation encouraged!