Paola Casciato

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BACKGROUND Liver biopsy represents the gold standard for evaluating damage and progression in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC); however, developing noninvasive tests that can predict liver injury represents a growing medical need. Considering that hepatocyte apoptosis plays a role in CHC pathogenesis; the aim of our study was to evaluate the presence(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of renal function 12 months after liver transplantation (LT) predicts chronic renal failure on long-term follow up. OBJECTIVE To evaluate pre- and post- LT factors associated with development of renal dysfunction (RD) in cirrhotic patients. METHODS Between June 2005 and June 2010, 104 cirrhotic patients were selected from 268(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver biopsy represents the gold standard for damage evaluation, but noninvasive serum markers that mirror liver fibrosis progression are actual goals both in adults and especially in children. The aim was to determine specific serum markers that correlate with liver fibrosis progression during chronic HCV infection. METHODS Liver biopsies(More)
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