Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili

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BACKGROUND Recent genome wide association studies (GWAS) have shown important roles of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) near region of interleukin B 28 (IL28B) gene in spontaneous and drug-induced clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in genotype 1 HCV infection. OBJECTIVES This meta-analysis was designed to determine the world-wide distribution(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis D Virus (HDV) causes the most threatening form of chronic viral hepatitis. To date, there is no overall estimation of HDV prevalence in the Eastern Mediterranean Region Office of WHO (EMRO) countries. OBJECTIVES To provide a clear estimation of HDV prevalence in the aforementioned region. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the current(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of liver fibrosis is an important way for prediction of liver disease progression and patient's prognosis. Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) is strongly associated with stage of liver diseases. overestimation of liver fibrosis in heart failure has been reported. We would like to introduce a new leading cause of liver fibrosis(More)
CONTEXT Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a public health problem. HCV alone is responsible for 90% cases of acute hepatitis among multiply transfused patients who are at risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). OBJECTIVES To provide a clear picture of available data, we performed a systematic review of the epidemiological characteristics(More)
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