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To investigate the susceptibility of chronic symptomless HBsAg carriers to the hepatotoxic effect of ethanol 296 such carriers were followed up for 3 1/2 years with repeated biochemical and clinical examinations. A control group of HBsAg-negative blood donors matched by age, sex, occupation, duration and type of ethanol intake, and state of nutrition were(More)
The ability of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA, 600 mg/day) to lower alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood levels in blood donors rejected for donation because of fluctuating hypertransaminasemia was evaluated in a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial vs. placebo. All subjects with ALT values at least twice the normal upper limit in at least two(More)
The importance of the different endoscopic procedures in the transmission of hepatitis B was investigated prospectively by following up for 6 months all HBV-negative patients endoscoped from April to October 1981. A group of patients admitted in the same period to our unit constituted the control group. Controls were obtained after 1, 3, and 6 months from(More)
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