Sandeep Satsangi

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Sofosbuvir (SOF) was the first directly acting antiviral made available for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in India. We describe our "real life" experience of using SOF with ribavirin (RBV) with or without pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) in predominant genotype 3 patients with CHC. METHODS A total of 158 patients (men 99 [62.6%], mean age(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a globally prevalent pathogen and is a major cause of healthcare burden in India. HCV poses a significant problem in the state of Punjab, India owing to the higher prevalence of risk factors like unsafe medical practices (including unsafe injections and dental procedures) and intravenous drug use. The reported prevalence of HCV in(More)
Viral hepatitis is a cause for major health care burden in India and is now equated as a threat comparable to the "big three" communicable diseases - HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Hepatitis A virus and Hepatitis E virus are predominantly enterically transmitted pathogens and are responsible to cause both sporadic infections and epidemics of acute(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by definition would require exclusion of significant alcohol intake. Present study was aimed to assess the prevalence of various components of metabolic syndrome (MS) in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis (AC) and to study the affect of its presence on the severity of liver disease, testing the hypothesis(More)
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