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UNLABELLED The association of NAFLD with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) has been extensively studied but little is known about its coexistence with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). AIMS To investigate the prevalence and determinants of steatosis and insulin resistance (IR) in CHB and its consequences on liver injury compared with CHC and NAFLD. METHODS Patients(More)
Candida albicans is an opportunistic dimorphic fungus that inhabits various host mucosal sites. It can cause both superficial and serious systemic disease. Conversion from the yeast to the hyphal form has been associated with increased virulence and mucosal invasiveness. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of sodium diclofenac and aspirin on(More)
Steatosis and insulin resistance (IR) are no more frequent in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) than in the general population. Although experimental studies suggest that the HBx protein induces liver fat, human studies have shown that steatosis and IR are related to coexistent metabolic risk factors, thus epidemiologically linked rather than virally induced.(More)
1Victor Babes National Institute of Pathology, Biochemistry-Proteomics Department, Splaiul Independentei 99-101, Sector 5, 050096 Bucharest, Romania 2Cellular and Molecular Medicine Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, No. 8 B-dul Eroilor Sanitari, Sector 5, 050474 Bucharest, Romania 3Fundeni Clinic of Nephrology, Carol Davila(More)
Yeast identification has a real importance for selection of technological strains and also for studying biodiversity and population dynamics in the fermentation systems. Important studies on yeast population dynamics showed that Saccharomyces genus is dominant in alcoholic fermentation, while other genera like: Kloeckera, Candida, Pichia, Hansenula,(More)
Elena RUSU* , Laura Georgiana NECULA*, Ana Iulia NEAGU*, Mihail ALECU*, Cristian STAN*, Radu ALBULESCU*, Cristiana Pistol TANASE*** Faculty of Medicine, Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania Department of Biochemistry-Proteomics, Victor Babes National Institute of Pathology, Bucharest, Romania Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Stefan(More)
A Q fever epidemic focus with 46 cases was detected in a rural locality among the workmen of livestock farms. In 33 cases, the subclinical and inapparent form of the disease was detected by serologic tests, performed in the focus. Complement fixation antibody titers persisting in very high titers, a retrospective diagnosis of infection may be established(More)
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease with unidentified etiology. We hypothesized that T cell activation in the rheumatoid synovium might be responsible for the induction of increased expression of soluble interleukin 2 receptor (sIL2R). Objectives: To evaluate in RA whether T cell activation, as reflected by levels of(More)
Colorectal cancer, one of the most frequent cancers worldwide, is more prevalent in North America, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Western Europe, Japan and Israel and, for this reason, is commonly regarded as a Western lifestyle disease. The progressive introduction of Western dietary habits, especially increased fat intake and reduced carbohydrate and(More)
Liver transplant currently represents the therapeutic method for irreversible acute and chronic liver diseases without any other available therapy. In some cases, before or after liver transplantation, it is necessary to replace the functions of the liver. We report the case of a 7 year-old female patient with type I glycogenosis who was transplanted in(More)