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Antihypertensive medications and survival in patients with cancer: a population-based retrospective cohort study.
BACKGROUND The association between antihypertensive medications and survival in cancer patients remains unclear. OBJECTIVES To explore the association between classes of antihypertensive drugs andExpand
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Occult hepatitis B virus infection in a North American adult hemodialysis patient population
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections continue to occur in adult hemodialysis units. A possible contributing factor is the presence of occult HBV (serum hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] negative butExpand
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Molecular Evolution of Hepatitis B Virus over 25 Years
ABSTRACT Determining the longitudinal molecular evolution of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is difficult due to HBV's genomic complexity and the need to study paired samples collected over long periods ofExpand
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Treatment of hepatitis B e antigen positive chronic hepatitis with telbivudine or adefovir: a randomized trial.
BACKGROUND The efficacy of nucleoside and nucleotide analogues for hepatitis B has been linked to the magnitude and durability of hepatitis B virus (HBV) suppression. OBJECTIVE To compare theExpand
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Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a term often used to describe two related conditions: a relatively benign, nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and potentially aggressive, nonalcoholicExpand
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Shear stress-induced nitric oxide release triggers the liver regeneration cascade.
The trigger of the liver regeneration cascade is currently unknown and has been the subject of debate. We hypothesize that, following 2/3 partial hepatectomy (PHX), an increase in the bloodExpand
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Risk of sedation for upper GI endoscopy exacerbating subclinical hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis.
BACKGROUND The risk of exacerbating subclinical hepatic encephalopathy associated with the administration of sedative drugs in patients with cirrhosis undergoing diagnostic upper gastrointestinalExpand
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Comparison of glyceraldehyde‐3‐phosphate dehydrogenase and 28S‐ribosomal RNA gene expression in human hepatocellular carcinoma
The gene responsible for transcribing glyceraldehyde‐3‐phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is commonly used as a reporter gene to estimate the amount of RNA present in Northern analyses. However, recentExpand
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Vaccine-induced hepatitis B surface antigen positivity in adult hemodialysis patients: incidental and surveillance data.
This report describes hepatitis B vaccinations that resulted in transient hepatitis B surface antigen positivity in six adult hemodialysis patients. Initially, three patients were incidentallyExpand
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Serum aspartate but not alanine aminotransferase levels help to predict the histological features of chronic hepatitis c viral infections in adults
OBJECTIVES:The aims of this study were to assess the predictive values of age, gender, route of transmission, extent of steatosis, alcohol consumption, and serum aminotransferase values on theExpand
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