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UNLABELLED Data are limited on the safety and effectiveness of oral antivirals other than lamivudine and adefovir dipivoxil for treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in patients with decompensated liver disease. This Phase 2, double-blind study randomized 112 patients with CHB and decompensated liver disease to receive either tenofovir disoproxil fumarate(More)
Orthotopic liver retransplantation (re-OLT) is highly controversial. The objectives of this study were to determine the validity of a recently developed United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) multivariate model using an independent cohort of patients undergoing re-OLT outside the United States, to determine whether incorporation of other variables that(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of auditory enrichment (by means of classical music) or physical enrichment (by means of hanging colored string bunches and barley grains on the floor) on tonic immobility duration, heterophil to lymphocyte ratio, and fluctuating asymmetry (FA) in chicks of several layer breeds. In experiment 1, 192 chicks(More)
The effect of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genetic heterogeneity on clinical features of post-transplantation hepatitis C is controversial. Different regions of the HCV genome have been associated with apoptosis, fibrosis, and other pathways leading to liver damage in chronic HCV infection. Besides, differences in immunodominant regions, such as NS3, may(More)
A sperm cryopreservation protocol requiring dimethylacetamide (DMA, 6%) as a cryoprotectant was optimized via assays involving different prefreezing equilibration times (1, 10, 30, 60, and 120 min at 5°C) and different freezing rates achieved by the following: 1) using nitrogen vapor to reduce the temperature from 5°C to -85°C at 10°C/min (slow freezing(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of moist litter, perches, and droppings pit on the fluctuating asymmetry, the tonic immobility duration, and the heterophil:lymphocyte ratio of laying hens. In experiment 1, hens from 4 Spanish breeds and a White Leghorn population, that had been housed in moist or dry litter pens from 20 wk of age, were(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the associations among fluctuating asymmetry, duration of tonic immobility, and flight performance or ease of capture in chickens. Cocks (n = 220; 36 wk old) from 10 Spanish breeds and a White Leghorn population were used. The quantitative/qualitative relationship among fluctuating asymmetry, duration of tonic(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence for the effectiveness of daclatasvir in patients whose hepatitis C threatens their life expectancy. The Named Patient Program in Europe included patients with advanced chronic hepatitis C, a life expectancy of less than 12 months and no other treatment options. METHODS A retrospective multi-country cohort of patients(More)
Extinction of a species represents the loss of a resource evolved through eons of mutations and natural selection. Reproductive technologies, including artificial insemination, embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, gamete/embryo micromanipulation, semen sexing, and genome resource banking (GRB) have all been developed with the aim of solving existing(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the associations among fluctuating asymmetry, duration of tonic immobility, heterophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, and one-legged standing, crooked toes, or footpad dermatitis in chickens. In experiment 1, cocks (n = 96; 36 wk old) from 11 Spanish breeds and a White Leghorn population that showed one-legged or normal(More)
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