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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 & 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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