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Information on the stage of liver fibrosis is essential in managing chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients. However, most models for predicting liver fibrosis are complicated and separate formulas are needed to predict significant fibrosis and cirrhosis. The aim of our study was to construct one simple model consisting of routine laboratory data to predict both(More)
  • Robert J. Fontana, Edward A. Richley, Anthony J. Marzullo, Lance C. Beard, Robert W.T. Mulloy
  • 2002
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UNLABELLED Treatment of chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon (peginterferon) and ribavirin can cause or exacerbate depression but its effects on cognitive function are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether treatment with peginterferon and ribavirin adversely impacts cognitive function in patients with chronic hepatitis C.(More)
Currently there is no consensus as to which staging system is best in predicting the survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aims of this study were to identify independent predictors of survival and to compare 7 available prognostic staging systems in patients with HCC. A total of 239 consecutive patients with cirrhosis and HCC seen(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Drug-induced liver injury (DILI), especially from antimicrobial agents, is an important cause of serious liver disease. Amoxicillin-clavulanate (AC) is a leading cause of idiosyncratic DILI, but little is understood about genetic susceptibility to this adverse reaction. METHODS We performed a genome-wide association study using 822,927(More)
This is a report of a symposium held at the March 1997 meeting of the American Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics in San Diego. Our understanding of the events that control first-pass drug elimination in humans has increased tremendously by two sequential discoveries. First, cytochrome P-450s 3A4 and 5 are expressed at high concentrations in both(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) treatment frequently induces depression, potentially leading to early dose reductions or a shorter duration of treatment, which can adversely affect outcomes, including quality of life. OBJECTIVE Defining relevant risk factors for IFN-alpha-induced depression is essential in order to identify prophylactic treatment(More)