Ali Benmousa

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BACKGROUND/AIMS To compare the efficacy and safety profile of doxorubicin-loaded drug-eluting beads (DEB) to the conventional TACE (C-TACE) in the management of nonresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with nonresectable HCC who underwent either c-TACE or DEB-TACE during the period 2006-2014 and fulfilled the(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 20-30% of patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have persistently normal alanine transaminase (PNALT) levels. These patients are described to have a mild degree of histological liver damage. We aimed to assess the histological liver changes in HCV patients with PNALT. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-five patients(More)
Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG), given in combination with nucleos(t)ide therapy, has reduced the rate of recurrent hepatitis B virus (HBV) following liver transplantation (LT), although the most effective protocol is unknown. We have retrospectively evaluated the use of long-term nucleos(t)ide analog in combination with one yr of low-dose HBIG. One(More)
We present a case of acute pancreatitis that happened as a complication of intragastric balloon insertion used for weight reduction in a young obese lady. Although many complications can happen with this type of procedure, this presentation is very rare and may not have been reported previously. The patient responded well to removal of the balloon since her(More)
Hepatic involvement in brucellosis is not uncommon since 10-20% of patient infected with brucella species can have abnormal liver function tests. The usual presentation of brucella hepatitis is in the form of chronic granulomatous hepatitis with mild to moderate elevation of liver enzymes, while acute hepatitis is rare. We report a young patient who(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To study causes of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) in Saudi patients in a tertiary hospital. During one year (between March 2005 and April 2006), twelve patients were referred to the gastroenterology department as possible GOO. METHODOLOGY All patients had gastroscopy, barium meal and CT scan of abdomen. All patients presented with(More)
Nobuhisa Akamatsu Japan H Amadid Germany Masahiro Arai Japan Arash Arashkia Iran Timothy A. Bach United States Gyorgy Baffy United States Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez Mexico Giorgio Bedogni Italy Ali Benmousa Saudi Arabia Marina Berenguer Spain Ines Bilic-Curcic Croatia Thomas Graham Bird United Kingdom Farah Bokharaei-Salim Iran Peter Buch United States(More)
DOI:10.1111/j.1478-3231.2008.01733.x Abstract Background: Approximately 20–30% of patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have persistently normal alanine transaminase (PNALT) levels. These patients are described to have a mild degree of histological liver damage. We aimed to assess the histological liver changes in HCV patients with(More)
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