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INTRODUCTION The introduction of noninvasive liver stiffness (LS) determination has heralded a new stage in the diagnosis and treatment of liver fibrosis. AIM We evaluated the effect of food intake on LS in patients with different degrees of liver disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated 24 patients (F≤1, n=11 and F> 1, n=13). LS (Fibroscan®) and(More)
Pancreatic panniculitis is an uncommon condition that can occur in association with pancreatic disease. Most of the cases reported to date were associated with acute or chronic pancreatitis and pancreas cancer. Recently, development has been described in kidney transplant patients and secondarily to allograft pancreatitis in a pancreas-kidney transplant(More)
Relative adrenal insufficiency (RAI) is a common finding in cirrhotic patients with severe sepsis, and increased mortality. Its significance is unknown in stable conditions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of RAI in stable cirrhotic patients at different stages of the disease. Also, the impact of RAI on the survival was evaluated and(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical features of de novo tumors in patients undergoing liver transplantation in our center as well as to assess survival. We retrospectively analyzed 168 liver transplantations (159 patients) performed from May 2006 to May 2014. The incidence of de novo tumors was 7.5% (n = 12). The mean age(More)
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