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Transarterial Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Which Technique Is More Effective? A Systematic Review of Cohort and Randomized Studies
BackgroundChemoembolization (TACE) improves survival in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The optimal schedule, or whether embolization (TAE) alone gives the same survivalExpand
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Elastography for the diagnosis of severity of fibrosis in chronic liver disease: a meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Transient elastography is a non-invasive method, for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis, developed as an alternative to liver biopsy. We studied the performance of elastography forExpand
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Liver grafts from anti-hepatitis B core positive donors: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Although hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission after liver transplantation of grafts from HBsAg-negative, anti-HBc positive donors is well established, the growing organ shortageExpand
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New insights into the coagulopathy of liver disease and liver transplantation.
The liver is an essential player in the pathway of coagulation in both primary and secondary haemostasis. Only von Willebrand factor is not synthetised by the liver, thus liver failure is associatedExpand
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Discontinuation of oral antivirals in chronic hepatitis B: A systematic review
The possibility of safe discontinuation of therapy with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) remains one of the most controversial topics in the management of chronic hepatitis B. Therefore, weExpand
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A systematic review of the quality of liver biopsy specimens.
Characteristics for an optimal liver biopsy specimen were recently defined as 20 to 25 mm long and/or containing more than 11 complete portal tracts (CPTs). A systematic review of percutaneous liverExpand
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Significance of hepatitis B viremia levels determined by a quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay in patients with hepatitis B e antigen–negative chronic hepatitis B virus infection
OBJECTIVES:In hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, the clinical relevance of low viremia levels remains unclear. We evaluated the clinical significance ofExpand
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Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors are associated with lower rates of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation: a systematic review
Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) have been associated in a dose‐dependent fashion with an increased risk of post‐transplant hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence. The mammalian target of rapamycinExpand
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RIFLE classification as predictive factor of mortality in patients with cirrhosis admitted to intensive care unit
Background and Aim:  To evaluate the association of the Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss and End‐stage renal failure (RIFLE) score on mortality in patients with decompensated cirrhosis admitted toExpand
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Pitfalls in assessing renal function in patients with cirrhosis--potential inequity for access to treatment of hepatorenal failure and liver transplantation.
Serum creatinine is universally used to assess renal function in clinical practice. Creatinine and changes in serum creatinine are used to define acute kidney injury and hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) inExpand
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