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Identification of chronic hepatitis C patients without hepatic fibrosis by a simple predictive model
Liver biopsy is required for staging hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C, but it is an expensive procedure with occasional complications and poor patient acceptance. This cohortExpand
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Compensated cirrhosis: Natural history and prognostic factors
To investigate the natural history of compensated cirrhosis, 293 consecutive patients without previous major complications (ascites, jaundice, encephalopathy or gastrointestinal hemorrhage) wereExpand
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Efficacy of antiviral therapy on hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation: a randomized controlled study.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a relevant problem of liver transplantation programs. We evaluated the effect of antiviral therapy on disease progression in 81Expand
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Influence of hepatitis B virus genotype on the long-term outcome of chronic hepatitis B in western patients.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate if the variable outcome of chronic hepatitis B may be related to hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype. METHODS The clinical and virologicExpand
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Hepatitis C recurrence is more severe after living donor compared to cadaveric liver transplantation
Preliminary reports suggested that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has a more aggressive course following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) compared to cadaveric liver transplantationExpand
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Transient elastography for diagnosis of advanced fibrosis and portal hypertension in patients with hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation
Recurrence of hepatitis C after liver transplantation (LT) is the main cause of graft loss and retransplantation. Frequent liver biopsies are essential to follow‐up hepatitis C virus (HCV)–inducedExpand
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Hepatic venous pressure gradient identifies patients at risk of severe hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation
Liver biopsy is essential in the follow‐up of HCV‐infected liver transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to prospectively compare percutaneous (PLB) versus transjugular liver biopsy (TLB) inExpand
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Mutation analysis of Wilson disease in the Spanish population – identification of a prevalent substitution and eight novel mutations in the ATP7B gene
Wilson disease (WD) is a copper metabolism disorder characterized by hepatic and/or neurological damage. More than 200 mutations in the ATP7B gene causing this autosomal recessive defect have beenExpand
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Nosocomial transmission of HCV in the liver unit of a tertiary care center
Despite its medical and legal implications, there are no prospective studies analyzing the incidence and mechanisms involved in the nosocomial transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in liver units.Expand
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Prevalence of the Cys282Tyr and His63Asp HFE gene mutations in Spanish patients with hereditary hemochromatosis and in controls.
BACKGROUND/AIMS A mutation (Cys282Tyr) of the HFE gene has recently been reported to be present in most of the patients with hereditary hemochromatosis of Northern European ancestry, but in a lowerExpand
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