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Pylephlebitis: An overview of non-cirrhotic cases and factors related to outcome
Abstract Pylephlebitis is a condition with significant morbidity and mortality. We review herein 100 relevant case reports published since 1971. Eighty-one patients were reported with acuteExpand
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Adverse drug reactions as a cause of hospital admissions: a 6-month experience in a single center in Greece.
BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. METHODS A prospective study was conducted over a 6-month period. All patients consecutively admittedExpand
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Increasing frequency of gram‐positive cocci and gram‐negative multidrug‐resistant bacteria in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is historically caused by Gram‐negative bacteria (GNB) almost exclusively Enterobacteriaceae. Recently, an increasing rate of infections with Gram‐positiveExpand
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Fulminant hepatitis after flutamide treatment.
Two cases of severe acute hepatitis in patients taking flutamide for metastatic prostatic carcinoma are reported. Jaundice and marked increase in aminotransferases occurred after 6-8 weeks ofExpand
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Whole genome analysis of hepatitis B virus from four cases of fulminant hepatitis: genetic variability and its potential role in disease pathogenicity
SUMMARY. The precore stop‐codon variant of hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been associated with fulminant hepatitis but is also found in patients with persistent infection and chronic hepatitis. We haveExpand
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Emergence and selection of HBV variants in an anti-HBe positive patient persistently infected with quasi-species.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Infection with the hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) negative variant of hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes chronic liver disease characterised by occasional acute exacerbations. This virusExpand
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Current progress in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C.
Over the last decade, the standard of care for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C has been the combination of pegylated-interferon-alfa (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin (RBV) which results in sustainedExpand
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Cholangiocarcinoma: a 7-year experience at a single center in Greece.
AIM To evaluate survival rate and clinical outcome of cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS The medical records of 34 patients with cholangiocarcinoma, seen at a single hospital between the years 1999-2006,Expand
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Mutants in the precore, core promoter, and core regions of Hepatitis B virus, and their clinical relevance
Molecular virology methods including polymerase chain reaction, sequencing and cloning were a revolution in our understanding about the viral genomes. In the case of hepatitis B virus (HBV),Expand
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Pubic osteomyelitis due to Klebsiella pneumoniae in a patient with diabetes mellitus.
Osteomyelitis of the pubic symphysis or pubic osteomyelitis is a rare entity that is encountered in certain groups of people such as athletes, intravenous drug users, patients with pelvic malignancy,Expand
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