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BACKGROUND IL28B single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) play important roles in the management of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and are strongly associated with spontaneous and treatment-induced HCV clearance. OBJECTIVES In the present study, the association between IL28B variants and the progression of HCV infection in Egyptian patients infected(More)
BACKGROUND Liver disease progression from chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with an imbalance between T-helper 1 and T-helper 2 cytokines. Evaluation of cytokines as possible candidate biomarkers for prediction of HCC was performed using soluble Fas(sFas), soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor-II(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic fibrosis is an inclusion indicator for treatment and a major independent predictor of treatment response in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Liver biopsy, considered as the "gold standard" for evaluating liver fibrosis, has carried some drawbacks. Currently used noninvasive predictors of fibrosis are considered less accurate than liver(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION-AIM: Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) has become an important focus of patient care and clinical outcomes research with the improvement in patient and graft survival after liver transplantation (LT). The current study was designed to evaluate the post-transplant HRQOL profiles using the Liver Disease Quality of Life 1.0 (LDQOL(More)
Combined pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin therapy has sustained virological response (SVR) rates of 54% to 61%. Pretreatment predictors of SVR to interferon therapy have not been fully investigated yet. The current study assesses a group of chemokines that may predict treatment response in Egyptian patients with chronic HCV infection. CXCL5, CXCL9,(More)
AIM To investigate the association of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) -G308A polymorphism with different liver pathological changes in treatment-naïve Egyptian patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4. METHODS This study included 180 subjects, composed of 120 treatment-naïve chronic HCV patients with different fibrosis grades (F0-F4)(More)
  • Mohammad Salah Abdelbary, Kasr Al-Aini, +6 authors Moustafa Abdel-Moneim
  • 2013
Disruption of hepatic production of the iron regulatory hormone-hepcidin has been postulated as a possible mechanism causing iron overload in chronic hepatitis C. This study aimed at assessing the hepcidin level in CHC patients & its relation to interferon therapy. Serum iron indices and hepcidin/ferritin ratio were assessed in CHC patients (n=30) and(More)
It has been suggested that t(14;18) translocation of bcl-2 to the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) locus may contribute to the pathogenesis of lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD) related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of bcl-2 translocation in Egyptian chronic HCV patients and to investigate the effect(More)
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