Hong-Mei Chen Garcia

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The incidence, contributing etiopathogenetic factors, and prognostic significance of centrilobular necrosis were investigated in 270 hepatic transplants to 215 immunosuppressed patients in whom 837 biopsies were performed. Twenty-six (9.6%) grafts demonstrated centrilobular necrosis in one or more biopsy specimens. The immunological, clinical,(More)
Patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (obstruction of the hepatic veins) and associated hepatic insufficiency may be candidates for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). In our series of 405 OLT patients, 3 were transplanted due to Budd-Chiari syndrome (0.7%). The indication for liver transplantation in these patients was severe hepatic insufficiency(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of non-host male cell microchimerism in a group of women with a history of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). The detection of male cell microchimerism was based upon amplification of a fragment of Y chromosome DNA obtained from peripheral blood mononuclear cells from the mother. The amplification(More)
Interferon (INF) is the treatment of choice in active chronic hepatitis C although the optimum therapeutic schedule remains undefined to date. One forty-eight patients with active chronic hepatitis C were included in a randomized controlled study to compare the therapeutic efficacy of 2 types of recombinant alpha IFN: alpha-2b IFN and alpha-2a IFN. Twelve(More)
The main goal of this study is to evaluate potential applications of two zirconia-hydroxyapatite composites, Z4H6 and Z6H4, as bone substitutes. Composite plugs were implanted into the distal femoral metaphysis and also onto the longissimus dorsi of 18 adult mixed-breed dogs in order to assess in vivo biocompatibility by immediate clinical and radiographic(More)