Maryam Ardebili

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AIM Our aim was to survey the rate and risk factors for Hepatitis C virus interfamilial transmission among families with one index case. BACKGROUND The role of intrafamilial transmission in Hepatitis C virus epidemiology is still debated. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 34 families (236 members) of HCV infected patients(More)
BACKGROUND Exploring the rate of naturally occurring NS3 protease mutants in HCV infected population is influential in the future therapeutic approaches. OBJECTIVES This study explored naturally occurring resistant mutations to protease inhibitors in a pilot study. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed NS3 gene sequences in 7 HCV infected patients, referred(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are debilitating diseases that lead to a variety of problems in a patient’s daily life and are a huge burden for the health care system. Since this group of diseases are multifactorial and complex, longterm longitudinal studies are clearly needed to understand them better. A population–based registry (IBD-FaR)(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence of Hepatitis B Virus infection in patients undergoing liver transplanted (LT) is a serious and often fatal problem. Lamivudine (LAM) and Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin (HBIG) are widely used to manage hepatitis B recurrence after liver transplantation. However, the outcomes in patients are less elucidated. OBJECTIVES The current study(More)
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