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BACKGROUND & AIMS The effects of antiviral therapy on prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis are unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess HCC risk reduction in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis who have received antiviral therapy. METHODS Twenty studies (4700(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge of mothers and grandmothers regarding breastfeeding and health-seeking behavior for neonatal sickness in a rural community. A cross-sectional survey, using a triangulation of qualitative (focus group discussion) and quantitative (structured questionnaire) methods was carried out. Although most of the(More)
Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) have frequent episodes of cholangitis with potential for high mortality while waiting for liver transplantation. However, data on wait-list mortality specific to liver disease etiology are limited. Using United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database (2002-2013), of 81 592 listed patients, 11 284 (13.8%)(More)
BACKGROUND In the background of availability of better treatments for specific liver diseases and listing of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) as an etiology for liver transplantation (LT), data are unclear on the impact of disease etiology on the frequency of LT and liver posttransplantation outcomes. METHODS The United Network for Organ Sharing(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To study pre-operative and peri-operative course and outcome on follow up after pancreaticoduodenenctomy (PD) for resectable pancreatic cancer amongst patients receiving self-expanding metal stents (SEMS). METHODS Medical charts of consecutively reviewed patients (2005-2009) with resectable pancreatic cancer and SEMS placement before(More)
Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score, initially developed to predict survival following transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt was subsequently found to be accurate predictor of mortality amongst patents with end-stage liver disease. Since 2002, MELD score using 3 objective variables (serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and institutional(More)
Oxidative stress is commonly associated with a number of liver diseases and is thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), haemochromatosis and Wilson's disease. Antioxidant therapy has thus been considered to have the possibility of beneficial effects in the management of(More)
OBJECTIVES Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common complication among patients with cirrhosis. Data are limited on the impact of HCC on in-hospital mortality from acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH) in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS National in-hospital sample (1998 to 2007) was used to analyze admissions with AVH in cirrhotics to study impact of(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is third most common cause of tumour-related death in the US with hepatitis C virus (HCV) the most common aetiology. Surgical resection and tumour ablation are curative in patients who cannot be transplanted. With native liver having cirrhosis, HCC recurrence is a potential problem. AIM To perform a systematic(More)
PURPOSE Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. Mortality from pancreatic cancer is higher amongst blacks compared to other races. We performed this analysis with the aim of examining racial disparity for receipt pancreatic cancer treatment and its association with survival. METHODS Using the(More)