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Genetic relatedness of hepatitis B viral strains of diverse geographical origin and natural variations in the primary structure of the surface antigen.
HBV has diverged into genomic groups according to the distribution of mankind in the different continents, with indications that the F group, made up of six strains, represented the genomic group of HBV among populations with origins in the New World. Expand
Sero‐clearance of hepatitis B surface antigen in chronic carriers does not necessarily imply a good prognosis
It is demonstrated that hepatitis B viremia may persist, and adverse complications were not rare in HBsAg‐clearance patients, and all such patients should be closely monitored, which may allow for earlier detection of HCC. Expand
Natural history of hepatitis D viral superinfection: significance of viremia detected by polymerase chain reaction.
The acute hepatitis group had the highest detection rate of HDV RNA compared with chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and remission groups and the highest alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels in horizontal and longitudinal analyses. Expand
Clinical and epidemiological implications of swine hepatitis E virus infection
  • J. Wu, C. Chen, +5 authors S. Lee
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical virology
  • 1 February 2000
Swine may be a reservoir of HEV and subclinical swine HEV infection may occur, and cross‐reactivity of current anti-HEV assay may account for the high prevalence rate of anti‐HEV in the general population in nonendemic areas. Expand
Comparison of endoscopic variceal injection sclerotherapy and ligation for the treatment of esophageal variceal hemorrhage: A prospective randomized trial
Evaluated endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy was superior to EVS regarding rebleeding and complications but not in other aspects such as tune consumption in elective treatment and recurrence of varices. Expand
Serum interleukin 10 and interleukin 11 in patients with acute pancreatitis
Serum interleukin 10 is a useful variable for early prediction of the prognosis of acute pancreatitis and the relation of these anti-inflammatory cytokines to disease severity is analysed. Expand
Age is one of the risk factors in developing gallstone disease in Taiwan.
Age, high body mass index, diabetes mellitus and glucose intolerance are the risk factors for developing GSD in Taiwan. Expand
Decreasing hepatitis D virus infection in Taiwan: An analysis of contributory factors
It was concluded that active preventive measures directed against promiscuity and sexually transmitted disease and the promotion of disposable needles may have contributed to the decrease in HDV endemicity. Expand
Risk factors for gallbladder polyps in the Chinese population.
Among Chinese of higher socioeconomic status, men and individuals with glucose intolerance tend to have a high risk for developing GB polyps, and other demographic characteristics and biochemical parameters, such as age, body mass index, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, blood pressure, lipid profile, hepatitis B virus carrier, liver function, and parity, did not exhibit any correlation. Expand
Early or delayed endoscopy for patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. A prospective randomized study.
Early endoscopy and endoscopic therapy are not needed in bleeding peptic ulcer patients with clear or coffee-grounds nasogastric aspirate, however, early endoscope therapy benefit patients with bloody nasogastsic aspirate. Expand