David Mutimer

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We report 4 patients with fulminant hepatic failure who developed prolonged intracranial hypertension (> 35 mm Hg for 24-38 h) that was refractory to standard therapy and associated with impaired cerebral perfusion pressure (< 50 mm Hg for 2-72 h). All survived with complete neurological recovery. Refractory elevation of intracranial pressure and reduced(More)
BACKGROUND Orthotopic liver transplantation in patients positive for hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA is associated with a high reinfection rate, even with hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) prophylaxis. Nucleoside analogues that inhibit hepatitis B replication in patients with chronic hepatitis B could prevent reinfection after transplantation. The aim of this(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is characterised by the presence of antimitochondrial antibodies. The PBC-specific, immunoreactive, trypsin-sensitive antigens on the inner mitochondrial membrane (M2) have hitherto not been identified. A major 70 kD M2 autoantigen is the E2 component (lipoate acetyltransferase) of the pyruvate dehydrogenase enzyme complex(More)
UNLABELLED Adenoviral vectors encoding hepatitis C virus (HCV) nonstructural (NS) proteins induce multispecific, high-magnitude, durable CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell responses in healthy volunteers. We assessed the capacity of these vaccines to induce functional HCV-specific immune responses and determine T-cell cross-reactivity to endogenous virus in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Fibroscan is a quick, non-invasive technique used to measure liver stiffness (kPa), which correlates with fibrosis. To achieve a valid liver stiffness evaluation (LSE) the operator must obtain all the following three criteria: (1) ≥10 successful liver stiffness measurements; (2) IQR/median ratio <0.30 and (3) ≥60% measurement success rate. (More)
BACKGROUND Between 1988 and 2002, eight patients were referred to our unit from other institutions, for management of fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) complicating severe veno-occlusive disease (VOD). AIM To review our experience with these patients. METHODS Retrospective analysis of medical case notes. RESULTS In 7/8 cases, a histological diagnosis of(More)
A 17 year old girl presented with a six week history of loose, yellow motions, marked leg swelling, increased shortness of breath, lethargy , and decreased exercise tolerance. She had gained 10 kg in weight in four months. Her mother commented that over the past nine months she had been somewhat depressed and withdrawn and had suVered from recurring(More)
New direct-acting antivirals have the potential to transform the hepatitis C (HCV) treatment landscape, with rates of sustained viral response in excess of 90%. As these new agents are expensive, an important question is whether to focus on minimizing the consequences of severe liver disease, or reducing transmission via 'treatment as prevention'. A(More)