Ghassoub Rifai

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Chronic liver disease (CLD) starts or becomes established in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) age group. This study aimed to estimate trends in CLD prevalence among US AYAs and to assess factors associated with CLD. Cross-sectional data from 14,547 AYAs (population-weighted N = 68,274,386) aged 15–39 years enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has a mild course in most children that may delay initiation of treatment even when indicated. Unfortunately, a small number of cases can progress rapidly to cirrhosis, which may require liver transplantation (LT) in early adulthood. The aim of this study was to assess the characteristics of HBV-positive(More)
GOALS To analyze the frequency and trend of liver transplantation (LT) for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis in young adults aged 18 to 40 years and to assess post-LT outcomes in this age group. BACKGROUND NASH is currently the fastest-growing indication for LT in US adults. It is believed that NASH is a rare indication for LT among young(More)
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