Frank Lammert

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CONTEXT Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection outcomes include liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and liver-related death. OBJECTIVE To assess the association between sustained virological response (SVR) and all-cause mortality in patients with chronic HCV infection and advanced hepatic fibrosis. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS An(More)
Frank Lammert, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall1, Anna Glantz2 and Siegfried Matern Department of Internal Medicine III, Aachen University of Technology – RWTH, Aachen, Germany, 1Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, and 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgren’s(More)
This guideline provides evidence-based key recommendations for diagnosis and therapy of gallstones and upgrades version 2000. It was developed by an interdisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, geneticists, external comparative quality assurance and patient support groups under the auspices of the German Society for Digestive and(More)
Bacterial infections are very common and represent one of the most important reasons of progression of liver failure, development of liver-related complications, and mortality in patients with cirrhosis. In fact, bacterial infections may be a triggering factor for the occurrence of gastrointestinal bleeding, hypervolemic hyponatremia, hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cellular immune depression is linked to high mortality in sepsis, but has yet to be systematically analysed in liver cirrhosis. The aim of the present study was to directly compare functional immune parameters in patients with acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF), severe sepsis, and non-decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS Patients with ACLF(More)
This white paper by eighty members of the Complex Trait Consortium presents a community's view on the approaches and statistical analyses that are needed for the identification of genetic loci that determine quantitative traits. Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) can be identified in several ways, but is there a definitive test of whether a candidate locus(More)
The goal of the Complex Trait Consortium is to promote the development of resources that can be used to understand, treat and ultimately prevent pervasive human diseases. Existing and proposed mouse resources that are optimized to study the actions of isolated genetic loci on a fixed background are less effective for studying intact polygenic networks and(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and nucleotide-binding oligomerisation domain (NOD) 2 recognize distinct pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMS) on the cell surface and in the cytoplasm, respectively. Since they may contribute to susceptibility to spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), we studied the effects of TLR2 gene variants on(More)
BACKGROUND Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) has a complex aetiology with a significant genetic component. ABCB11 encodes the bile salt export pump (BSEP); mutations cause a spectrum of cholestatic disease, and are implicated in the aetiology of ICP. METHODS ABCB11 variation in ICP was investigated by screening for five mutant alleles (E297G,(More)
BACKGROUND An isoleucine>methionine mutation at position 148 in the PNPLA3 gene (p.I148M, rs738409) has recently been identified as a susceptibility factor for liver damage in steatohepatitis. Here, we studied whether the PNPLA3 rs738409 polymorphism also affects predisposition to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS We compared distributions of PNPLA3(More)