Alexandro Vaesken Alves

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CONTEXT Malnutrition in cirrhotic patients with end-stage disease is common, and the degree of nutritional debilitation can play an important role in the pathogenesis of complications and cause a negative impact on prognosis. However, it involves difficulties and controversies regarding the identification of the best nutritional assessment method. (More)
BACKGROUND Chronic infection by hepatitis C virus is an important public health issue. AIMS To assess the effectiveness of a combination therapy with interferon-alpha plus ribavirin and to identify predictive factors of response in adult patients with chronic hepatitis C in a public drug supply program. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study of(More)
CONTEXT Portal hypertension plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ascites. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the hepatic venous pressure gradient and the presence of ascites in cirrhotic patients. METHODS Eighty-three patients with cirrhosis were evaluated. All of the patients were submitted to ultrasonography to identify ascites and to a hepatic(More)
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