Jee-Fu Huang

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UNLABELLED Recommended treatment for hepatitis C virus genotype 1 (HCV-1) patients is peginterferon plus ribavirin for 48 weeks. We assessed whether treatment duration of 24 weeks is as effective as standard treatment in HCV-1 patients with a rapid virological response (RVR; seronegative for hepatitis C virus [HCV] RNA at 4 weeks). Two hundred HCV-1(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between serum uric acid level and risk of type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The population for analysis consisted of 4,536 subjects free from diabetes at baseline. During a mean of 10.1 years of follow-up, 462 subjects developed diabetes. RESULTS The age- and sex-adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) (95% CIs)(More)
UNLABELLED Genome-wide association studies have linked single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) near the interleukin-28B gene to the hepatitis C virus genotype 1 (HCV-1) response to peginterferon/ribavirin treatment. We aimed to explore the impact on the treatment outcomes of Asian HCV-2 patients. We determined rs8105790, rs8099917, rs4803219, and rs10853728(More)
BACKGROUND The recommended treatment for patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 2 (HCV2) is pegylated interferon (peginterferon) and ribavirin for 24 weeks. AIM To assess whether a shorter 16-week treatment is as effective as a standard 24-week treatment. METHODS Patients with HCV2 infection were randomised in a 1:2 ratio to either 16 weeks(More)
BACKGROUND The present study evaluated the efficacy and safety of pegylated interferon (PegIFN)/ribavirin treatment in elderly patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS Seventy elderly patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (group A; age, > or = 65 years) and 140 sex- and HCV genotype-matched controls (group B; age, 50-64 years)(More)
The purpose of this study is to review the computed tomography (CT) appearance of gastrointestinal tract (GI) perforation. Forty-two patients with 10 cases of proximal GI perforation and 32 cases of distal GI perforation were evaluated based on the CT findings of extraluminal air (which was subdivided into the CT-falciform ligament sign crossing the midline(More)
Viral hepatic diseases, especially those induced by the hepatitis B virus, can progress into more serious pathological outcomes and eventually to hepatocellular carcinoma. A growing body of evidence indicates that many trace elements play important roles in a number of carcinogenic processes that proceed through various mechanisms. To examine the status of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the association of virologic status with serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels in individuals with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS We conducted a large scale community-based study enrolling 11,239 residents in an area endemic for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HCV infection in southern Taiwan. Overall, 703 (6.3%),(More)
OBJECTIVES There is growing evidence with regard to the association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the mutual link and related virological implication have not been fully clarified. The impact of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection on the epidemiological link remains unclear. This study aimed to(More)
Human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) may play a role in the clinical evolution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The present study was aimed at elucidating the association between the HLA loci and responses to combination therapy with pegylated interferon-alpha 2a (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin in Taiwanese. We enrolled a total of 208 treatment-naïve Taiwanese(More)