I-Shyan Sheen

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During the course of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion to its antibody (anti-HBe) often coincides with normalization of liver biochemical test and clinical remission, but data regarding long-term outcome after spontaneous seroconversion are still scarce. Excluding patients with other virus(es) concurrent(More)
UNLABELLED Data are limited on the safety and effectiveness of oral antivirals other than lamivudine and adefovir dipivoxil for treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in patients with decompensated liver disease. This Phase 2, double-blind study randomized 112 patients with CHB and decompensated liver disease to receive either tenofovir disoproxil fumarate(More)
Infections are frequent in patients with liver cirrhosis, as their defenses against infectious agents are altered. But bacteremia occurring in cirrhotic patients has seldom been reported in the literature. From 1981 to 1986, we collected 197 cases with 228 episodes of bacteremia for this retrospective study. The incidence of bacteremia in cirrhotic patients(More)
UNLABELLED The optimal duration of nucelos(t)ide analog (Nuc) treatment in hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is unknown. The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) guidelines recommend that treatment can be discontinued if undetectable HBV-DNA has been documented on three(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the clinical features and susceptibility of cirrhotic patients to non-O1 Vibrio cholerae bacteremia and to provide our therapeutic experiences in this rare and high lethal infection. METHODS Twenty-eight blood culture isolates of non-O1 V. cholerae were identified by our clinical microbiology laboratory between July 1989 and June(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term benefit for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients treated with interferon (IFN)/ribavirin (RBV) combination therapy remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate the long-term effects of IFN monotherapy and IFN/RBV combination therapy on reducing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and mortality in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)(More)
Aberrant genome-wide hypomethylation has been thought to be related to tumorigenesis. However, its mechanism and implications in hepatocellular carcinogenesis remain to be elucidated. Samples of hepatoma (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC) and paired non-HCC liver tissues were obtained from 17 HCC patients. Normal liver tissues obtained from three individuals(More)
To examine the long-term effect of interferon (IFN) therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, particularly on survival and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prevention, 101 male patients with chronic hepatitis B in a randomized controlled trial were followed up for 1.1 to 11.5 years after the end of therapy. Of the 101 patients, 34(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after ablation therapy for primary tumors is common. METHODS To evaluate the effectiveness of interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) in preventing HCC recurrence, 30 eligible patients were randomized into three groups: 11 patients treated with three mega units (MU) of IFN-alpha three times weekly for 24 months(More)
Influences of hepatitis delta (HDV) or C virus (HCV) superinfection on the spontaneous clearance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) were investigated in 992 patients. Patients were infected with HBV alone (group 1), HBV and HDV (group 2), HBV and HCV (group 3), or all three viruses (group 4). They were followed for 6.2 +/- 3.7 years.(More)