Paul J. Marotta

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Cardiac and cerebral vascular diseases are leading causes of morbidity and death in solid organ transplant recipients. Immunosuppressant drugs are associated with dyslipidemia, hypertension, and hyperglycemia, which along with obesity are the main features of metabolic syndrome. In the nontransplant population, metabolic syndrome is associated with(More)
UNLABELLED Interferon lambda 1 (IFN-lambda1) is a type III IFN that produces intracellular responses similar to those of IFN-alpha but in fewer cell types because of differences in the receptor distribution pattern, and this could potentially result in an improved safety profile. This was an open-label three-part study of patients with chronic hepatitis C(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional treatment of autoimmune hepatitis consists of either prednisone alone or in combination with azathioprine. Ten to 20% of patients do not respond to or are intolerant of this treatment. Novel drug treatments include immunosuppressive drugs such as tacrolimus (TAC), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), methotrexate and cyclosporine. We(More)
Liver transplantation is the only effective therapeutic option for patients with end-stage liver disease due to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). In this study, we analyzed a single center's experience with 150 consecutive PSC patients who received 174 liver allografts. Mean follow-up was 55 months. Actuarial patient survival at 1, 2, 5, and 10 years(More)
The number of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections is projected to decline while those with advanced liver disease will increase. A modeling approach was used to forecast two treatment scenarios: (i) the impact of increased treatment efficacy while keeping the number of treated patients constant and (ii) increasing efficacy and treatment rate. This analysis(More)
The disease burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is expected to increase as the infected population ages. A modelling approach was used to estimate the total number of viremic infections, diagnosed, treated and new infections in 2013. In addition, the model was used to estimate the change in the total number of HCV infections, the disease progression and(More)
Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading indicator for liver disease. New treatment options are becoming available, and there is a need to characterize the epidemiology and disease burden of HCV. Data for prevalence, viremia, genotype, diagnosis and treatment were obtained through literature searches and expert consensus for 16 countries.(More)
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and sirolimus (SRL) have been used for calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) minimization to reduce nephrotoxicity following liver transplantation. In this prospective, open-label, multicenter study, patients undergoing transplantation from July 2005 to June 2007 who were maintained on MMF/CNI were randomized 4 to 12 weeks after(More)
Recurrence of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) following liver transplantation has been suggested; however, it has not been fully defined because of numerous complicating factors and the lack of diagnostic criteria. In the present study, we investigated the recurrence of PSC by developing strict criteria and applying them to a large cohort of PSC(More)
Michael R. Charlton, William J. Wall, Akinlolu O. Ojo, Pere Ginès, Stephen Textor, Fuad S. Shihab, Paul Marotta, Marcelo Cantarovich, James D. Eason, Russell H. Wiesner, Michael A. Ramsay, Juan C. Garcia-Valdecasas, James M. Neuberger, Sandy Feng, Connie L. Davis, Thomas A. Gonwa, and the International Liver Transplantation Society Expert Panel Mayo Clinic,(More)