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The relationship between grade of pulmonary hypertension and factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus among patients with HIV infection is poorly documented. This report documents the most extensive attempt made thus far to determine whether a relationship exists between degree of pulmonary hypertension and the following conditions: HIV risk(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Increased serum ferritin is thought to be responsible for activation of glutathione turnover in patients with chronic hepatitis C. The aim of the study was to evaluate a possible correlation between levels of serum ferritin and concentrations of hepatic, plasmatic and lymphocytic glutathione in a selected cohort of chronic hepatitis C(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 2 or 3, 24 weeks' treatment with pegylated interferon alfa (PEG-IFN-alpha) and ribavirin induces a sustained virological response (SVR) in almost 80% of cases. Evidence suggests that a similar response rate may be obtained with shorter treatment periods, especially in patients with a rapid(More)
AIM To evaluate if indolent B cell-non Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive patients could have different biological and clinical characteristics requiring different management strategies. METHODS A group of 24 HCV related B-NHL patients (11 indolent, 13 DLBCL) in whom the biological and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS A combination of interferon alpha and ribavirin has been suggested to reach a higher rate of sustained virological response in patients with chronic hepatitis C than monotherapy. In this study we assessed the long-term efficacy of this combination therapy in the treatment of selected Italian naive chronic hepatitis C patients compared to(More)
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) significantly changed the prevalence of the cardiovascular manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS. In developed countries, a 30 per cent reduction in the prevalence of cardiomyopathy and pericardial effusion was observed, possibly related to a reduction of opportunistic infections and(More)
OBJECTIVES Reduced glutathione (GSH) is decreased in patients affected by chronic hepatitis C (CHC) as well as in patients who are HIV positive. Because the liver is the most important source of plasmatic GSH, we measured the concentrations of GSH in the liver (H-GSH) of patients with CHC who were either HIV positive or negative, correlating it to the(More)
Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at increased risk for subclinical atherosclerosis. Whether increased cardiac adiposity may be related to HIV subclinical atherosclerosis is still unexplored. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether echocardiographically determined subepicardial adipose tissue, an index of cardiac(More)