Parvez S. Mantry

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the leading indication for liver transplantation worldwide, and interferon-containing regimens are associated with low response rates owing to treatment-limiting toxic effects in immunosuppressed liver-transplant recipients. We evaluated the interferon-free regimen of the NS5A inhibitor ombitasvir coformulated(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Although hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common in patients with end-stage renal disease, highly efficacious, well-tolerated, direct-acting antiviral regimens have not been extensively studied in this population. We investigated the safety and efficacy of ombitasvir co-formulated with paritaprevir and ritonavir, administered with(More)
BACKGROUND There has been concern that adult living-donor liver transplantation (LLTx) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may lead to recurrent disease that is more severe compared with the results of cadaveric LTx (CLTx), because the smaller sized graft in LLTx regenerates and may increase viral replication. This study examines the survival outcome and(More)
OBJECTIVE Data on the nature of small-bowel tumors found or missed by capsule endoscopy (CE) are limited. The aim of this study was to review the CE findings in patients with small-bowel tumors presenting as obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of the first 300 patients who underwent(More)
AIM To evaluate the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in cirrhotic patients and to identify risk factors for the development of CIN. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 216 consecutive patients with cirrhosis who underwent computed tomography (CT) with intravenous contrast at the University of Rochester between the years(More)
UNLABELLED Grazoprevir (MK-5172, Merck & Co., Inc.) is a selective inhibitor of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4a protease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of grazoprevir at doses of 25-100 mg/day in combination with peginterferon and ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV). In this randomized, dose-ranging, multicentre trial, treatment-naive(More)
UNLABELLED Glycerol phenylbutyrate (GPB) lowers ammonia by providing an alternate pathway to urea for waste nitrogen excretion in the form of phenylacetyl glutamine, which is excreted in urine. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II trial enrolled 178 patients with cirrhosis, including 59 already taking rifaximin, who had experienced two(More)
BACKGROUND Capsule endoscopy allows the direct visualization of the entire small bowel. There is limited data on the clinical significance of permanent capsule retention. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to document the frequency, findings, risk factors, management, and outcomes of permanent capsule retention. DESIGN Retrospective, case series. SETTING(More)
INTRODUCTION Hemostatic activation may be important for tumor biology. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is commonly associated with portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Little is known about factors predictive for PVT in patients with HCC or its correlation with systemic venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of 194(More)
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is on the rise worldwide as the most common primary hepatic malignancy. In the US approximately one half of all HCC is related to Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The relationship between the primary disease and HCC recurrence after liver transplantation is unknown. We hypothesized that the primary hepatic(More)