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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has a detrimental role on patient and graft survival after renal transplantation (RT). Some studies have also implicated HCV in the development of post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM). We conducted a systematic review of the published medical literature of the relationship between anti-HCV seropositive status and DM(More)
Pea plants were exposed to 0, 20, 50, and 100 microM chromium [Cr(VI)] to investigate oxidative stress in isolated chloroplasts. Leaf area and biomass accumulation were significantly reduced at higher Cr supply. Generation of superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, and *OH radical generation was enhanced in the chloroplasts isolated from Cr-exposed pea plants.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and kidney disease are both highly prevalent diseases. The association between HCV and GN has been supported by previous research but little is known about the relationship between HCV and kidney disease. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS A systematic review of the published medical(More)
Direct sequencing and analysis of viral genomes are definitive methods for identifying various hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes. However, HCV genome sequencing methods are cumbersome and unsuitable for analyzing large numbers of clinical samples. We have developed a convenient, reliable, and reproducible RIBA strip immunoblot assay system for determining(More)
Patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD) treatment have been identified by serological testing, including second- and third-generation enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), as a high-risk group for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Previous studies have shown that de novo cases of HCV may occur in HD units in the absence of other parenteral exposures,(More)
The effect of chromium (Cr) on growth as well as root plasma membrane redox reactions and superoxide radical production was studied in pea (Pisum sativum L. cv. Azad) plants exposed for 7 days to 20 and 200 microM Cr (VI), respectively, supplied as potassium dichromate. The growth of pea plants declined significantly at 200 microM Cr, as indicated by(More)
The natural history of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among patients after renal transplantation (RT) remains incompletely defined. We conducted a systematic review of the published medical literature on the impact of hepatitis C antibody status on survival of patients who received RT. We used the random effects model of DerSimonian and Laird to generate a summary(More)
BACKGROUND The hepatorenal syndrome is a severe and well-known complication of end-stage liver disease, but its management is controversial. Recent reports have shown the efficacy of terlipressin therapy, a vasopressin analogue, in hepatorenal syndrome patients. AIM To evaluate the efficacy and safety of terlipressin in the treatment of hepatorenal(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) typically show a diminished immune response to hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine compared with individuals with intact kidney function. A number of inherited or acquired factors have been implicated in this suboptimal response. Patients with chronic kidney disease frequently have a compromised nutritional status;(More)
Vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF) has strong stimulating effects on vascularization. Though very potent, VEGF is rapidly degraded due to its short half-life and when administrated by uncontrolled and nonspecific methods; however, its systemic administration in large doses can cause harmful side effects. Controlled release technology would allow(More)