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Dietary intake has been shown to influence the acid-base balance in human subjects; however, this phenomenon is poorly understood and rarely reported for the least well-studied segment of older people in a developing country. The aims of the present study were to: (1) quantify estimates of daily net endogenous acid production (NEAP) (mEq/d) in a sample of(More)
Hepatitis C is an ailment of liver caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. About 3% of the world population is infected by this virus. HCV infection is a leading reason for liver cirrhosis and therefore a major source of hepatocellular carcinoma. The study focused on the incidence of active HCV infection in blood donors of Mardan district of KPK,(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether weight loss followed the same pattern in HCV patients ('responders' and 'non-responders) after interferon (IFN-α) treatment. A total of 20 male HCV positive patients (mean age 33.1±9.9) in Peshawar, Pakistan participated in this study. They were initially tested as HCV positive, and were given IFN/Ribavarin(More)
This multidimensional study was conducted on three hundred and ninety-six (396) hemophilia patients (331 males and 65 females). The hemophilia patients were screened for HBsAg, anti-HCV antibodies, and anti-HIV antibodies by using automated advanced examination diagnostical technique that is Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) to detect HBV,(More)
Body weight changes in HCV patients on interferon therapy are well documented. However, the underlying mechanism involved in these changes is poorly understood and rarely reported. The main objectives of this review are to 1) discuss changes in body weight and other compartments of body composition, particularly, body fat, and 2) to discuss the underlying(More)
The liver is one of the most common sites of cancer in the world, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) predominating. HCC is the sixth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer related death overall. Hepatitis C is a major risk factor and HCV is a rapid spreading virus which has become a problem globally, including in Pakistan. Interferon alpha(More)
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