Alison M Brind

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INTRODUCTION Alcoholic hepatitis is associated with a high short term mortality. We aimed to identify those factors associated with mortality and define a simple score which would predict outcome in our population. METHODS We identified 241 patients with alcoholic hepatitis. Clinical and laboratory data were recorded on the day of admission (day 1) and on(More)
Susceptibility to primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) may be partly inherited although instances of PBC within families are only infrequently described. The records of 736 patients with PBC seen over a 25 year period were examined to identify those with a positive family history. Ten patients originating from eight families were identified, giving a frequency(More)
The prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) was studied in North East England in blood donors, local multiply transfused patients, local high risk individuals, and chronic liver disease patients. Anti-HCV was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 2/1120 (0.18%) blood donors; 1/84 chronic renal failure patients on(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a classical autoimmune liver disease for which effective immunomodulatory therapy is lacking. Here we perform meta-analyses of discovery data sets from genome-wide association studies of European subjects (n=2,764 cases and 10,475 controls) followed by validation genotyping in an independent cohort (n=3,716 cases and 4,261(More)
The epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was studied in an English teaching hospital over an 18 month period. A total of 104 HCV antibody positive patients were referred for further investigation. They were divided into those diagnosed through screening (blood donors and intravenous drug abusers) and those diagnosed for other reasons, and their(More)
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a recently described and important cause of acute and chronic liver disease. A hallmark of HCV is its propensity to become chronic, some patients with chronic HCV progressing to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCV is also lymphotrophic and we report 2 patients with HCV cirrhosis who developed non-Hodgkins(More)
AIMS AND METHODS Oxidant stress is proposed to be an important pathogenic factor in liver damage related to alcohol. The glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are a group of polymorphic enzymes that are important in protection against oxidant stress. As there is evidence for genetic susceptibility to alcohol-related liver disease we have compared the frequency(More)
We studied hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related disease in older people because the treatment rationale for younger asymptomatic patients is based on the long-term prognosis of infection. Of the HCV-antibody-positive patients seen at Freeman Hospital 1990-1994, 25 were > 65 years old; 24 were Caucasian and one was Afro-Caribbean. Median age at presentation was(More)