Victoria Gérolami

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This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate, during a short period between 2000 and 2001, in a large population of patients with chronic hepatitis C, the epidemiological characteristics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes in France. Data from 26 referral centres, corresponding to 1769 patients with chronic hepatitis C were collected consecutively(More)
We studied polymorphisms of three genes, UDP-glucuronosyltransferase1A7 (UGT1A7), Glutathione-S-transferaseM1 (GSTM1) and X-Ray Cross Complementing group 1 (XRCC1), involved in detoxification of xenobiotics or DNA-repair in a population of 133 liver-transplanted patients, including 56 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 77 without HCC, and in(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the following in a large population of French patients with chronic hepatitis C: the geographical distribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes; the relationship between HCV genotypes and epidemiological characteristics; severity of the disease; and response to interferon (IFN) therapy. Data from 14 tertiary(More)
AIMS High adenosine plasma levels and high expression of adenosine A(2A) receptors are observed in patients with unexplained syncope and a positive head-up tilt test (HUT). This study aimed to evaluate the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (c.1364 T>C) which is the most commonly found polymorphism in the A(2A) receptor gene, in patients with unexplained(More)
RNA-PCR for Hepatitis C virus was positive in saliva sample of 9 patients, while it was negative in their serum. Clinical and biochemical results of these patients are presented. Saliva detection of HCV is useful for diagnostic of hepatitis, sicca syndrome.
HFE-related hemochromatosis (HFE hemochromatosis) or type 1 hemochromatosis is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by progressive iron overload usually expressed in adulthood. The HFE gene, located on the short arm of chromosome 6 (6p21.3), encodes a protein that plays a crucial role in iron metabolism by modulating hepcidin synthesis in the liver.(More)
To investigate the prevalence, significance, and specificity of IgG isotype anti-beta 2-Glycoprotein I antibodies (a-beta 2-GPI) in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), we developed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of IgG-a-beta 2-GPI and tested sera from 61 patients with autoimmune disorders (AID), 39 patients with APS and 22(More)
Hemodialysis patients are at high risk of infection by hepatitis C virus (HCV). The aim of this study was to investigate an HCV outbreak that occurred in an autodialysis unit by using epidemiological and molecular methods. Seroconversion to HCV antibody (anti-HCV) was observed in two patients over an 18-month period; two other patients had previously been(More)
Different isolates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) show nucleotide sequence variability throughout the genome. Detection of antibodies to recombinant proteins derived from hepatitis C virus genotype 1, the prototype HCV clone HCV-PT, constitutes the main method for screening HCV infection. The influence of the genomic variability on the serological diagnosis of(More)