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Sustained virological response in hepatitis C virus type 1b infected patients is predicted by the number of mutations within the NS5A-ISDR: a meta-analysis focused on geographical differences
Background and aims: There is growing evidence that the response of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1b infected patients towards interferon (IFN) therapy is influenced by the number of mutationsExpand
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Increasing applicability of liver transplantation for patients with hepatitis B–related liver disease
Liver transplantation in patients with hepatitis B has been under discussion for 20 years because of inferior results without reinfection prophylaxis; therefore, we analyzed our overall experienceExpand
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RELATION BETWEEN ESCHERICHIA COLI R(ROUGH)-FORMS IN GUT, LIPID A IN LIVER, AND PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS
Since antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA) specific to primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) recognise enterobacterial proteins and can be induced by R(rough)-mutants of enterobacteriaceae a study was doneExpand
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Long term clinical outcome of chronic hepatitis C patients with sustained virological response to interferon monotherapy
Background: The key end point for treatment efficacy in chronic hepatitis C is absence of detectable virus at six months after treatment. However, the incidence of clinical events during long termExpand
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Hepatitis B virus with antigenically altered hepatitis B surface antigen is selected by high‐dose hepatitis B immune globulin after liver transplantation
“Escape” variants of hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause infection despite previous immunization. These viruses show alterations of the immunogenic major hydrophilic loop of the HBV small surfaceExpand
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Prediction of treatment outcome in patients with chronic hepatitis C: significance of baseline parameters and viral dynamics during therapy.
In patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection scheduled for a 48-week treatment period, premature discontinuation of treatment was previously recommended if HCV-RNA levels remainedExpand
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Prediction of treatment outcome in patients with chronic hepatitis C: Significance of baseline parameters and viral dynamics during therapy
In patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection scheduled for a 48‐week treatment period, premature discontinuation of treatment was previously recommended if HCV‐RNA levels remainedExpand
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Viral dynamics of hepatitis C early after orthotopic liver transplantation: evidence for rapid turnover of serum virions.
The pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is likely to be associated with viral replication in vivo, but little is known concerning the dynamics of HCV turnover. We performed serialExpand
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Systemic lupus erythematosus: neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms related to cerebral MRI findings
A 76.2% prevalence of abnormalities was found in the cerebral MR scans of 21 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These patients were enrolled in the study consecutively as theyExpand
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Long-term follow-up of hepatitis B virus-infected recipients after orthotopic liver transplantation.
The outcome after OLT was studied in 53 patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV)* infection, 15 of whom had, in addition, evidence of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) superinfection. Nine of 53Expand
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