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FIB‐4: An inexpensive and accurate marker of fibrosis in HCV infection. comparison with liver biopsy and fibrotest
To optimize the management of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, noninvasive tests to determine the degree of hepatic fibrosis have been developed. The aims of this study wereExpand
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Noninvasive in vivo liver fibrosis evaluation using supersonic shear imaging: a clinical study on 113 hepatitis C virus patients.
Supersonic shear imaging (SSI) has recently been demonstrated to be a repeatable and reproducible transient bidimensional elastography technique. We report a prospective clinical evaluation of theExpand
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Mutations in the nonstructural 5A region of hepatitis C virus and response of chronic hepatitis C to interferon alfa.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Mutations in hepatitis C virus (HCV) nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) may correlate with response to interferon in Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis C. The aim of this studyExpand
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Genome-wide association study identifies variants associated with progression of liver fibrosis from HCV infection.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Polymorphisms in IL28B were shown to affect clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in genome-wide association (GWA) studies. Only a fraction of patients with chronic HCVExpand
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Hepatitis C Virus Type 1b (II) Infection in France and Italy
Nucleotide sequence analyses of many strains of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from several geographic areas have shown substantial variability among the different isolates [1-5]. The degree ofExpand
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Polymerase chain reaction to detect hepatitis B virus DNA and RNA sequences in primary liver cancers from patients negative for hepatitis B surface antigen.
BACKGROUND AND METHODS The role of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the course of patients with primary liver cancer who are negative for hepatitis B surface antigen has been debated. We used theExpand
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Predictive factors for development of cirrhosis in parenterally acquired chronic hepatitis C: a comparison between immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients.
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the host immune status and of virological and environmental parameters on the development of cirrhosis during chronic hepatitis CExpand
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Detection of circulating prostate derived cells in patients with prostate adenocarcinoma is an independent risk factor for tumor recurrence.
PURPOSE To determine whether the presence of prostate-derived cells in the peripheral blood circulation is a marker of prostate cancer and to define the clinical impact of the test. MATERIALS ANDExpand
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