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BACKGROUND Sharing of tissue samples for research and disease surveillance purposes has become increasingly important. While it is clear that this is an area of intense, international controversy, there is an absence of data about what researchers themselves and those involved in the transfer of samples think about these issues, particularly in developing(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The development of antiviral-resistant mutations with long-term treatment remains a major concern in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The study aimed to compare the therapeutic efficacy of entecavir 1mg versus combined lamivudine/adefovir dipivoxil (Lam/Adv) in chronic HBV patients resistant to lamivudine(More)
The aim of this study was to assess religiosity and health risk behaviours among university students from 26 low, middle and high income countries. Using anonymous questionnaires, data were collected from 20,222 undergraduate university students (mean age 20.8, SD = 2. 8) from 27 universities in 26 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas. Among all(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed at evaluating liver biopsy and FibroScan (FS) to assess early histopathological changes among chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) patients not candidates for treatment. METHODS One hundred thirty-five chronic hepatitis B naive patients were followed up twice weekly at National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute. All(More)
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