Lucia Miglioresi

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BACKGROUND The impact of viral subtype on the rate of sustained virological response (SVR) to antiviral therapy in patients chronically infected with hepatitis C genotype 1 subtype 1a and 1b has not been extensively investigated. The aim of this study is to determine whether the HCV genotype 1 subtypes 1a and 1b respond differently to treatment with(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether and to which extent respiratory function abnormalities may complicate the earliest stages of chronic liver disease (CLD). Aim of this study was to compare pulmonary capillary volumes and gas exchange efficiency of CLD patients with and without cirrhosis. METHODS Sixty-seven participants (mean age 56.5 years; women 22.4%)(More)
Many different aetiological agents stimulate alanine aminotransferase (ALT) production. Viral markers and other aetiologies were investigated in 2166 individuals, randomly selected from 10,000 consecutive blood donors. Elevation of ALT was found in 10.8% of subjects. Grouping donors according to ALT level and correlating with, respectively, hepatitis B core(More)
It has been recently suggested that the risk of graft loss after liver transplantation (LT) may increase in female HCV patients. The aim of the study was to examine gender differences in HCV therapy tolerance and outcome in LT patients treated for HCV recurrence. A retrospective study was conducted on liver recipients with HCV recurrence, who were given(More)
OBJECTIVE Infection with hepatotropic viruses is associated with a variable degree of liver disease, and there is evidence that more severe lesions are related to the association with another viral infection. The aim of this investigation is to establish the relationship between different viral infections occurring in the same individual and the presence(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors affecting the response to treatment and how it could affect survival in a large series of genotype-1 HCV-transplanted patients. Three-hundred and twenty six genotype-1 HCV patients were enrolled. One hundred and ninety-six patients (60.1%) were nonresponders and 130 (39.9%) showed negative HCV-RNA at the end(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus genotype 4 is predominant in the Middle East and Northern Africa, even if it has recently spread to Southern Europe. Data about the treatment of post-liver transplantation (LT) genotype 4 hepatitis C recurrence are scarce. We report a retrospective analysis of post-LT genotype 4 hepatitis C treatment in 9 Italian transplant(More)
Finding one major hepatotropic virus may not be enough to identify the aetiology of liver disease when risk factors are present, particularly in patients with past or present infection with other viral agents, or chronic liver disease. The pathogenic process in these cases is often complex. In the five cases we report, acute hepatitis (initiated by(More)
Rituximab is a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that is a widely used for the treatment of B cells non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The use of chemotherapy regimens containing rituximab in HCV-positive patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma has been associated with liver dysfunction, but no cases of cholestatic hepatitis C were described. To our knowledge, this is(More)