Julie C Dent

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BACKGROUND AND METHODS In preliminary trials, lamivudine, an oral nucleoside analogue, has shown promise for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. We conducted a one-year, double-blind trial of lamivudine in 358 Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B. The patients were randomly assigned to receive 25 mg of lamivudine (142 patients), 100 mg of lamivudine(More)
A study in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B showed that treatment with lamivudine for 1 year significantly improves liver histology and enhances hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion compared with placebo. Fifty-eight patients from this 1-year study have received long-term treatment with lamivudine 100 mg; the outcome of 3 years of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS One-year lamivudine therapy significantly suppressed hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication, improved hepatic necroinflammatory activity, and prevented progression of fibrosis. However, the effects of prolonged therapy are unknown. METHODS A total of 334 Asian patients with chronic hepatitis B from a previously reported 1-year study were(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS This study assessed the efficacy and safety of up to 4 years of lamivudine treatment and the clinical relevance of the emergence of YMDD-variant hepatitis B virus (HBV). METHODS Fifty-eight Chinese adult patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) were randomized to lamivudine 100 mg/day for up to 5 years and were monitored for(More)
A new spiral bacterium, distinct from Campylobacter pylori, was found in the gastric mucosa of six patients with gastrointestinal symptoms. All patients had chronic active type B gastritis and four had oesophagitis. Culture and microscopy for C pylori infection was negative. These unculturable spiral organisms were probably an incidental finding in patients(More)
Variation amongst strains ofHelicobacter pylori was examined by35S-methionine-labelled protein SDS-PAGE (Radio-PAGE), immunoblot and DNA fingerprinting techniques. These methods allowed discrimination amongst isolates and showed total correlation. Pig and baboon gastricHelicobacter pylori-like organisms were found to be very similar toHelicobacter pylori by(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of deliberate self-harm (parasuicide) remains limited in efficacy. Despite a range of psychosocial, educational and pharmacological interventions only one approach, dialectical behaviour therapy, a form of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), has been shown to reduce repeat episodes, but this is lengthy and intensive and difficult to(More)
The activities of 11 antimicrobial agents, including two bismuth salts, against 70 strains of Campylobacter pyloridis isolated from gastric biopsy specimens were tested. The isolates were very susceptible to penicillin (the MIC for 90% of the strains tested [MIC90] was 0.03 microgram/ml), erythromycin, cefoxitin (MIC90, 0.12 microgram/ml), gentamicin, and(More)
The pharmacokinetics of the 4-quinolone agent, ofloxacin, were studied in six healthy volunteers, following a 600 mg oral dose. The levels of the compound were measured by a microbiological assay in serum, blister fluid and urine. The compound was rapidly absorbed, the mean maximum concentration of ofloxacin being 10.7 mg/l at 1.2 h. The mean serum(More)