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USE OF THE PROBIOTIC Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 IN THE PREVENTION OF ANTIBIOTIC-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS IN HOSPITALIZED BULGARIAN CHILDREN: A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED TRIAL
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 for the prevention of antibioticassociated diarrhoea and Clostridium difficile-related infections in hospitalized childrenExpand
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Chronic Liver Diseases and Parenterally Transmitted Hepatitis Viruses
Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis D virus (HDV) are the leading cause of chronic liver diseases. The aims of the present study are to determine the etiologicalExpand
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The role of anti-EBNA1 IgG determination in EBV diagnostics
Purpose: In Bulgaria, the diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is performed via ELISA testing of IgM and IgG against viral capsid antigen (anti-VCA IgM and anti-VCA IgG). With the currentExpand
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Occult Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Patients with Liver Dysfunction in Varna, Bulgaria
Background: Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is a challenge in virology and a clinically relevant topic. The present study assessed the presence of HBV-DNA in serum samples of HBsAg negative,Expand
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Role of anti-EA-(D) IgM and anti-EA-(D) IgG tests in patients with primary EBV infection, lymphomas and immunosuppression
Purpose: The EA (early antigen) is expressed during the lytic phase of the EBV life cycle, together with VCA (viral capsid antigen) and MA (membrane antigen). Antibodies to EA (D) IgG occur in theExpand
MONITORING OF CMV INFECTION IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
Human cytomegalovirus is a ubiquitous herpesvirus that establishes lifelong latency after primary infection, but can cause life-threatening disease in immunosuppressed patients. CMV invasive diseaseExpand
Evaluation of Anti-HBs Antibody Immune Response against Hepatitis B virus in Vaccinated People in а North-eastern Bulgaria Region.
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the most significant human pathogens responsible for a huge number of acute and chronic liver infectious diseases worldwide. AIM To find the durationExpand
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Prognostic significance of hepatocyte growth factor and microvessel bone marrow density in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia
Objective. The aims of the study were: (1) to perform a complex angiogenic assessment in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) patients using multiple parameters: bone marrow microvessel density (MVD),Expand