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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, affecting 175 million people globally. Over 80% of acutely infected patients go on to develop chronicity, but only 20% to 25% will develop end-stage liver disease and its complications. The sequelae of HCV-induced chronic liver disease accounts for 8,000 to 10,000 deaths annually(More)
Acute rejection following orthotopic liver transplantation is a common problem despite current immunosuppressive regimens. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been shown in small, open-labeled studies to prevent rejection episodes, although its effects on complications such as infections, length of hospital stay, and survival have not been evaluated. We(More)
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