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BACKGROUND Liver biopsy is an invasive procedure that is currently still necessary for predicting underlying hepatic injury related to chronic viral hepatitis B (CVHB). To date, none of the studied non-invasive methods have been able to replace liver biopsy. An apoptotic serum marker, M30, which has been reported to indicate ongoing liver fibrosis, has been(More)
Human mating is a complex phenomenon. Although men and women have different preferences in mate selection, there should be compatibility in these preferences since human mating requires agreement of both parties. We investigate how compatible the mating preferences of men and women are in a given property such as age, height, education and income. We use(More)
Editorial E1236 THIEME Bournet et al. have questioned the role of endo-scopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) plus KRAS and GNAS mutations in malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neo-plasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas in this issue of Endoscopy International Open [1]. Bournet et al. claimed that testing for KRAS mutations in cystic fluid(More)
To the Editor, Malva sylvestris (MS) is a kind of plant that grows naturally in fields, hedgerows, and fallow fields. The plant is commonly used in cooking in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Despite its extensive usage, only one case of an adverse effect of MS has been reported in the English medical literature until today (1). Here, we present a new(More)
BACKGROUND In the follow up of chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV), a significant correlation between quantitative HBsAg titer measurement and HBV DNA level, and moreover with intrahepatic covalently closed circular DNA was already shown. However, besides their impact on long-term follow up, they are really expensive methods, and not available widespread.(More)
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