Shahriar Tavakoli-Tabasi

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Coffee or caffeine has been proposed to protect against hepatic fibrosis, but few data are available on their effects in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of veterans with chronic HCV infection to evaluate the association between daily intake of caffeinated and(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis C infection is the leading cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a highly lethal malignancy with rapidly increasing prevalence in the United States. Little is known about genetic variations and HCC risk. This study aimed to determine if genetic variation in Wnt signaling pathway genes are associated with advanced hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND Patients not attending to clinic appointments (no-show) significantly affects delivery, cost of care and resource planning. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, predictors and economic consequences of patient no-shows. METHOD This is a retrospective cohort study using administrative databases for fiscal years 1997-2008. We searched(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression is highly prevalent yet underdiagnosed and undertreated among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Collaborative care models have improved depression outcomes in primary care settings, and this study aimed to provide more information on testing such methods in specialty HCV care. METHODS Hepatitis C Translating(More)
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