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BACKGROUND There is no established therapy for hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection. The aim of this retrospective, multicenter case series was to assess the effects of ribavirin as monotherapy for solid-organ transplant recipients with prolonged HEV viremia. METHODS We examined the records of 59 patients who had received a solid-organ transplant (37(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a frequent complication of cirrhosis and a major public health problem. The incidence is increasing because of improved cirrhosis prognosis. The most widely used scale used to evaluate HE is the West-Haven (WH) scale, with scores ranging from 0 to 4. This scale is easy to use but not suitable for patients with(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Quantitative shear wave elastography was shown to be an effective tool for the non-invasive diagnosis and staging of chronic liver diseases. The liver shear modulus, estimated from the propagation velocity of shear waves, is correlated to the degree of fibrosis and can therefore be used for the non-invasive staging of fibrosis. METHODS(More)
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The experimental study proves in vitro antifungal activity of Allium fistulosum plant extract against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. tulipae pathogen. The main purpose was to establish, by agar-dilution assay, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the plant extract (140 μl/ml), compared to that of allicin (160 μl/ml) and fluconazole (100 μl/ml). The(More)
Refractory ascites may appear in liver transplant recipients with recurrence of hepatitis C virus infection, even in the absence of advanced fibrosis. The mechanisms are unclear. The aim was to determine whether post-transplant cryoglobulinemia could be a predisposing factor for ascites in this population. Retrospective data of 82 liver transplant(More)
Liver chronic diseases constitute an important public health issue. When diagnosing diffuse hepatopathies, ultrasonography is a simple method bringing useful information but not safe enough when determining the difference between certain diseases (steatosis, chronic hepatitis or early cirrhosis) or quantifying their severity. Present study is focused on(More)
Introduction The protein S-100 beta (PS-100) is a small dimeric cytosolic protein synthetized in astrocytes and Schwann cells. High serum levels of PS-100 are associated with brain lesions and altered blood-brain barrier permeability in traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, cerebral tumors and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Early brain damage has been detected(More)
Periodontitis are infections that may cause systemic consequences. Due to that it is important to make an accurate histopathologic diagnosis as soon as possible. The aim of this study was to determine the main changes from the gingival mucosa biopsy taken from generalized chronic periodontitis (GCP) patients by light microscopy (LM) and transmission(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of procalcitonin (PCT) in predicting bacterial infection and survival without transplantation upon admission in the ICU for acute liver failure (ALF). PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2009 until October 2015, all cases of ALF patients admitted in our ICU were retrospectively reviewed and included in(More)