Marika Pinter

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Liver stiffness (LS) correlates with portal pressure (hepatic venous pressure gradient, HVPG). However, the dynamic components of portal hypertension (PHT) in advanced cirrhosis may not be adequately assessed by TE. The influence of treatment with non-selective β-blockers (NSBB) on the correlation of HVPG and LS has not been investigated. One hundred and(More)
BACKGROUND Sorafenib is the new reference standard for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). AIM To identify prognostic factors in sorafenib-treated HCC patients and to evaluate outcomes with respect to liver function. METHODS In this retrospective study, 148 HCC patients received sorafenib 400 mg b.d. across 11 Austrian institutions.(More)
Testing antilaminaribioside (ALCA) and antichitobioside (ACCA) antibodies in 89 Crohn’s disease (CD), 31 ulcerative colitis (UC) and 50 controls, mean values were 38.6 and 53.0 ELISA units for CD, 34.0 and 32.6 for UC, 34.5 and 36.4 for controls, respectively. There was no significant difference of ALCA values between CD and UC (p = 0.401), CD and control(More)
BACKGROUND Increased intrahepatic vascular resistance and hyperperfusion in the splanchnic circulation are the principal mechanisms leading to portal hypertension in cirrhosis. Several preclinical studies have demonstrated a beneficial effect of the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib on the portal hypertensive syndrome. AIM To investigate the effect of(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to examine whether increasing doses of beta-carotene supplements have effects on biological markers of lipid peroxidation in healthy volunteers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-two healthy subjects were supplemented with 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg or 40 mg beta-carotene/day, respectively for five weeks. Plasma beta-carotene and(More)
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