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The PAD Review publications have been made possible by funding from Danish Interna-The designation of geographical entities in this book, and the presentation of the material , do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of ICEM or other participating organisations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or of its(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) are believed to contribute to development of autoimmune sialadenitis, but little is known about their distribution in normal salivary glands. In this study, DC were identified and their distribution was determined in normal human parotid and submandibular glands. For light microscopy, salivary gland sections were stained with H&E or(More)
BACKGROUND Although sex differences in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk are well known, it is unclear whether sex differences also exist in clinical presentation and survival outcomes once HCC develops. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of 1886 HCC patients seen in a US medical centre in 1998-2015. Data were obtained by chart review(More)
For chronic hepatitis B (CHB), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≥2 × upper limit of normal (ULN) is often used as a major criteria to initiate treatment in absence of cirrhosis, though patients with lower ALT may not be free from future risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aimed to examine the effect of antiviral therapy on HCC incidence based on ALT(More)
Our goal was to examine rates and predictors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance adherence and persistency, since studies of such adherence and persistency in patients with chronic hepatitis (CHB) are currently limited.Consecutive CHB patients (N = 1329) monitored for ≥1 year at 4 US clinics from January 1996 to July 2013 were retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND According to Globocan, Mongolia has the highest worldwide hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence (78.1/100 000, 3.5× higher than China). AIMS AND METHODS We conducted an anonymous survey of physicians from major provinces who attended an educational liver symposium, analysing their demography, practice, knowledge, perceptions and proposed(More)
In this paper, in order to solve an elliptic partial differential equation with a nonlin-ear boundary condition for multiple solutions, the authors combine a minimax approach with a boundary integral-boundary element method, and identify a subspace and its special expression so that all numerical computation and analysis can be carried out more efficiently(More)
We prove the existence of nondecreasing sequences of positive eigen-values of the homogeneous degenerate quasilinear eigenvalue problem − div(a(x)|∇u| p−2 ∇u) = λb(x)|u| p−2 u, λ > 0 with Dirichlet boundary condition on a bounded domain Ω. The diffusion coefficient a(x) is a function in L 1 loc (Ω) and b(x) is a nontrivial function in L r (Ω) (r depending(More)
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