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Early occurrence and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma in HCV-related cirrhosis treated with direct-acting antivirals.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents a serious complication of HCV-related cirrhosis. New direct-acting antivirals (DAA) cure HCV infection in over 90% of patients. The aim ofExpand
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An inventory of vascular plants endemic to Italy
For the purpose of the present study we considered as Italian endemics those specific and subspecific taxa occurring in Italy that are not found elsewhere with the exception of Corsica (France) andExpand
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Imaging features of microvascular invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma developed after direct-acting antiviral therapy in HCV-related cirrhosis
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate imaging features of microvascular invasion (MVI) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) developed after direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy in HCV-relatedExpand
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The chronic damage in systemic lupus erythematosus is driven by flares, glucocorticoids and antiphospholipid antibodies: results from a monocentric cohort
Objectives Literature data suggest a significantly higher mortality in patients affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) developing chronic damage. Therefore, damage prevention is a major goalExpand
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HCV clearance after direct-acting antivirals in patients with cirrhosis by stages of liver impairment: The ITAL-C network study.
BACKGROUND Sustained virological response (SVR12) rates at 12 weeks after treatment for HCV-infected patients with decompensated cirrhosis are used when referring to those with moderate functionalExpand
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Beta‐2‐glycoprotein I expression on monocytes is increased in anti‐phospholipid antibody syndrome and correlates with tissue factor expression
It is well known that monocytes may play an active role in thrombogenesis, since they may express on their surface tissue factor, the major initiator of the clotting cascade. The results of thisExpand
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Alcohol and viral hepatitis: a mini-review.
Due to their high prevalence in the general population, alcohol use and abuse can be associated with hepatitis B and C virus infections and it has been demonstrated that alcohol plays a role as aExpand
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Sustained virologic response to direct-acting antiviral therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Questions remain about the effect of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on response to interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patientsExpand
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Assessment-driven selection and adaptation of exercise difficulty in robot-assisted therapy: a pilot study with a hand rehabilitation robot
BackgroundSelecting and maintaining an engaging and challenging training difficulty level in robot-assisted stroke rehabilitation remains an open challenge. Despite the ability of robotic systems toExpand
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Validation of a disease-specific health-related quality of life measure in adult Italian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: LupusQoL-IT
Objective The objective of this paper is to assess the validity of a linguistically validated version of the Lupus Quality of Life (LupusQoL©) in Italian patients affected by systemic lupusExpand
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