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Santos Jasper Guimarães JG Departamento de Neurologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo SP, - - 2014
Objective (1) To evaluate whether the Nine Items Questionnaire (WOQ-9) for the detection of wearing-off (WO) in Parkinson Disease (PD), by means of its screening ability, is a helpful tool to assist neurologists in diagnosing WO; (2) To determine the sensitivity and the specificity of a free Brazilian Portuguese translation ...
Ravi Anupama A Division of Allergic Diseases, and Mayo Center for Mast Cell and Eosinophil Disorders, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Electronic address: - - 2014
Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) describes patients with episodes of mast cell mediator release, with negative bone marrow biopsy results, and the failure to meet the criteria for systemic mastocytosis. Identify elevation of mast cell mediators of patients with MCAS. We performed a retrospective study of 25 patients with MCAS ...
Koh Han-Ra HR Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, - - 2014
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is considered a high-risk procedure in patients with previous acute coronary syndrome (ACS); however, clinical studies are rare in the literature. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of ERCP in patients with previous ACS. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records ...
Wei Ping P From the Department of Respiratory Medicine (PW, H-WL, L-CF, H-PL, J-FX); and Department of Radiology (SJ), Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai - - 2014
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is a rare disease with insidious onset and nonspecific manifestations. The objective of this article was to characterize the clinical manifestations and features of PLCH by retrospectively analyzing clinical data of patients with PLCH in addition to simultaneous review of literature.A retrospective analysis was conducted ...
Kuzmina Zoya Z Graft-versus-Host and Autoimmunity Unit, Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute NCI, Bethesda, MD; Internal medicine department, Evangelical - - 2014
There is an unmet need for identifying new clinical biomarkers in chronic Graft-versus-Host-disease (cGVHD) suitable for diagnosis and disease monitoring. Circulating autoantibodies represent an ongoing immune response and suggest a pathogenic role for B cells in cGVHD. Autoantibodies could be useful markers of cGVHD disease activity, severity or organ specificity; ...
Rachakonda Vikrant V Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
Dysregulated adipose tissue metabolism has been implicated in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease in murine models. We aimed to characterize serum markers of adipose tissue metabolism and inflammation in patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAH) and determine their utility to predict survival in severe AAH. A prospective, case-control ...
Lee Jeong Gil JG Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2014
Unlike the right internal jugular vein (RIJV), there is a paucity of data regarding the effect of the Trendelenburg position on the left internal jugular vein (LIJV). The purpose of this study is to investigate the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the LIJV and RIJV and their response to the Trendelenburg ...
Morad Abass Abdelfatah - - 2014
Introduction. Patients with end-stage renal disease are known to suffer from chronic inflammation as the result of an ongoing subacute cytokine induction, which may contribute considerably to dialysis-related long-term morbidity and mortality. In order to assess the inflammatory risk associated with online hemodiafiltration compared to conventional hemodialysis, we compared the ...
Shoukat Department of Nephrology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, - - 2014
To determine the frequency and leading factors of pulmonary hypertension among chronic hemodialysis patients. Case series. Hemodialysis Unit, Department of Nephrology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, from September 2011 to March 2012. Patients of either gender aged between 16 to 60 years of age undergoing hemodialysis for at ...
Turker Yasin Y Department of Cardiology, Duzce University Faculty of Medicine, Duzce, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Both high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) and uric acid (UA) levels are known to be increased in heart failure patients and are associated with poorer functional capacity and adverse outcome. The role of these markers in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) is less clear. The aim of this study was to assess ...
Montilla Carlos C From the Services of Rheumatology; Anesthesiology, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Salamanca, Salamanca; Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba, Córdoba; Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo; Rheumatology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona; Rheumatology, Hospital de Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat; Rheumatology, Hospital Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Barcelona; Rheumatology, Hospital Fundación de Alcorcón; Rheumatology, Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain. C. Montilla, MD, PhD; I. Calero-Paniagua, MD, Rheumatology; A. Díaz-Alvarez, MD, PhD, Anesthesiology, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Salamanca; E. Collantes-Estevez, MD, PhD; P. Font, MD, PhD, Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba; R. Almodovar, MD, PhD; P. Zarco, MD, PhD, Rheumatology, Hospital Fundación de Alcorcón; R. Queiro-Silva, MD, PhD, Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias; J.D. Cañete, MD, PhD, Rheumatology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona; X. Juanola, MD, PhD, Rheumatology, Hospital de Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat; J. Mulero, MD, PhD; E. de Miguel, MD, PhD, Rheumatology, Hospital Puerta de Hierro; J. Gratacós, MD, PhD, Rheumatology, Hospital Parc Taulí. Address correspondence to Dr. C. Montilla, Service of Rheumatology, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Salamanca, Paseo San Vicente 58-182, E-38007 Salamanca, Spain. E-mail: montillamorales.carlos@gmail.com. Accepted for publication August 27, - - 2014
To evaluate clinical factors associated with the absence of radiographic progression in patients with spondylitis. The cross-sectional study included 672 patients. All patients presented a disease evolution of more than 15 years. Patients were classified as with radiographic spinal involvement versus without radiographic spinal involvement. We included clinical variables potentially ...
Signoretti Marianna M Digestive and Liver Disease Unit, S. Andrea Hospital, University "Sapienza," Rome, - - 2014
To assess the prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in chronic pancreatitis (CP), and analyze factors related with SIBO in CP. SIBO is to be considered a factor that worsens symptoms and nutritional status in patients with CP. However, the few studies evaluating the rate of SIBO in CP ...
Abe Masahiro M Department of Infectious Diseases, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of serum (1,3)-beta-D-glucan (BDG) for earlier detection of breakthrough candidemia. We reviewed the medical records of patients with candidemia from January 2008 to March 2013. Serum BDG was measured by Wako turbidimetric assay. During the study period, a total of ...
Domsic Robyn T RT Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. - - 2014
To evaluate endothelial function and vascular stiffness in large, medium, small and microcirculatory blood vessels in very early diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc). We studied consecutive early diffuse SSc patients, defined as <2 years from first SSc symptom who did not have a prior cardiovascular event. Age, gender and race-matched controls ...
Han Hyun Jeong HJ Department of Neurology, Myongji Hospital, Goyang, Republic of - - 2014
Background: The K variant of butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE-K) exhibits a reduced acetylcholine-hydrolyzing capacity; so the clinical response to rivastigmine may differ in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients with the BCHE-K gene. Objective: To investigate the clinical response to rivastigmine transdermal patch monotherapy or memantine plus rivastigmine transdermal patch therapy in AD patients ...
Tezer Hasan H From the *Gazi University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; †Ankara Hematology and Oncology Research Hospital Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit; and ‡Intergen Genetics Center, Ankara, - - 2014
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a zoonotic disease that can be a severe illness in humans. We investigated concentrations of interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor-α and IL-10 in serum samples obtained from 25 pediatric Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever cases and 35 control children with no signs of infection. Lower cytokine values in ...
Yildiz Abdulmecit A Department of Nephrology, Cekirge State Hospital, Osmangazi, Bursa, Turkey. - - 2014
Introduction. Recent studies report reduced vascular compliance and elevated levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and preserved kidney function. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between vascular compliance and FGF23 in patients in early phases of ADPKD. Materials ...
Pathan Sameer A SA The Department of Emergency Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, - - 2014
There is little information available from the Middle Eastern region on adult patients presenting with first seizure. The objectives of this study were to describe epidemiological characteristics of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) in Doha, Qatar, with first seizure and to determine the incidence of computed tomographic (CT) ...
Huang Wen-Hung WH From the Department of Nephrology and Division of Clinical Toxicology (W-HH, T-HY); Department of Internal Medicine (M-JC, Y-JS), Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou; and Chang Gung University College of Medicine (W-HH, T-HY), Taoyuan, - - 2014
Inflammation is highly prevalent among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is the most widely used inflammatory marker in clinical medicine and is correlated with mortality in PD patients. Air pollution is associated with systemic inflammation. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the role of ...
Tseliou Eleni E Third Department of Cardiology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, - - 2014
Advanced heart failure (HF) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality; traditionally used prognostic factors often fail to predict the outcome. Increased red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has recently been recognized as an important unfavorable prognostic factor in HF, independent of anemia; however, the role of RDW in patients ...
Ofer-Shiber Shachaf S From the Department of Internal Medicine (SO-S); Rheumatology Unit, Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center (YM); and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (SO-S, YM), Tel Aviv, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of comorbidity assessed by the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) at the time of diagnosis on the outcome of antineutrophil cytoplasmatic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis (AAV).This is a longitudinal observational study of 30 consecutive patients with AAV who were diagnosed and ...
Huang Jing J Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, No.1 shuaifuyuan, Beijing 100730, China. - - 2014
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Since there was no published study regarding PAH in the Chinese SSc population, we aimed to describe a cohort to provide some data for early diagnosis. We evaluated 236 systemic sclerosis patients prospectively registered ...
Chen Yufan Y Department of Neurosurgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, - - 2014
Cushing's disease (CD) presents a remarkable preponderance in female gender, and a significant minority of patients with CD presented with negative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. The aim of this study was to evaluate gender-related and MRI classification-related differences in clinical and biochemical characteristics of CD. We retrospectively studied 169 ...
Ge Yongpeng Y Department of Rheumatology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Yinghua East Road, Chaoyang District, 100029, Beijing, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to review and summarize published information on the use, effectiveness, and adverse effects of cyclophosphamide (CYC) in the management of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) and IIM-related interstitial lung disease (IIM-ILD). We performed a systematic search on various databases from May 1975 to May 2014 ...
Atteno Mariangela M Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II, Naples, - - 2014
Clinical Development Phases I-III Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing Postmarketing Phase IV Thalassemic trait (Thal) is associated with rheumatic disease, particularly a mild form of seronegative polyarthritis resembling rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but not with other rheumatic diseases. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of Thal in patients with ...
Zhao Hongjie - - 2014
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical value of serum cytokeratin-19-fragment (cyfra21-1) as a biomarker in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Sixty-six patients with NSCLC and 48 cases with benign lung disease were retrospectively analyzed in the department of thoracic surgery in our hospital. The serum ...
Sun Xuefeng X Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital malformation. This study presents the characteristics of PS in adult patients, including pulmonary function and concurrent infection, which have not been well documented previously. Patients ≥16 years old with a discharge diagnosis of PS from Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 1990 ...
Lim Mie Jin MJ Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, - - 2014
Our aim was to assess whether short-term treatment with soluble tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor affects circulating markers of bone metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Thirty-three active RA patients, treated with oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and glucocorticoids for > 6 months, were administered etanercept for 12 weeks. Serum ...
Gary T T Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, - - 2014
The lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) is easily determined from the white blood cell count. Lymphocytes were previously investigated as a part of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with atherosclerotic disease and an elevated NLR was negatively associated with cardiovascular endpoints. As monocytes play a leading role in the progression of ...
de Luis Daniel Antonio DA Center of Investigation of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Medicine School and Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Hospital Clinico Universitario, University of Valladolid, Simancas, - - 2014
Background: The role of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) variants in metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components remains unclear in obese subjects. Objective: The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship of rs6923761 with MS and its components in obese subjects. Design: A population of 1,122 obese subjects was ...
Naoura Iptissem I Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Hôpital Tenon, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Institut Universitaire de Cancérologie, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
While the accuracy of the Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) procedure has been validated in patients with early-stage endometrial cancer (EC) at low and intermediate risk of recurrence, its relevance for high-risk EC remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of SLN biopsy in staging patients ...
Bonello Michael M Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, - - 2014
We describe a patient who developed significant cognitive decline with profound amnesia following non-dominant temporal lobectomy for refractory seizures, in whom the original suspicion of structural pathology was revised following the discovery of clinical and neuropathological markers of inflammation, neuropsychological evidence of bilateral involvement, and high titres of antibodies directed ...
Berkes Eniko E Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus-Liebig-University, 35392 Giessen, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To study if neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are present in the peritoneal fluid of endometriosis patients. NETs play a crucial role in fighting against microorganisms. However, exaggerated NET production may lead to tissue damage in their vicinity in pathological conditions. Our study evaluates the presence of NETs in endometriosis peritoneal ...
Rivard Lena L Department of Cardiology at the Montreal Heart Institute and the Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Electrophysiological predictors of atrioventricular (AV)-block after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are unknown. To assess the value of electrophysiological study (EP)-study before and after TAVR. Seventy-five consecutive pacemaker-free patients undergoing TAVR at the Montreal Heart Institute were prospectively studied. Eleven patients (14.7%) developed AV-block during the index hospitalization and 3 ...
Wang Zhi-Wei ZW Department of Radiology,PUMC Hospital,CAMS and PUMC,Beijing - - 2014
Objective To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of transarterial embolization for management of acute massive hemorrhage in patients with duodenal ulcer. Methods Twenty-two patients with duodenal ulcer underwent transarterial embolization for acute massive hemorrhage in our hospital between January 2007 and December 2012. Embolic agents were coils and gelatin sponge. ...
Kraszewska Agnieszka A Department of Adult Psychiatry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, - - 2014
An important side effect of lithium therapy is an influence on thyroid function. It is unclear whether there is a significant association between thyroid function and duration of lithium administration. The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to measure levels of thyroid hormones and antibodies in patients with bipolar ...
Lim Nigel C S NC Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, - - 2014
To study the demographics, comorbidities, clinical manifestations and treatment methods of thyroid eye disease (TED) in Singapore. In this retrospective case series, we analysed the case records of all patients with TED who presented at our multidisciplinary Thyroid Eye Clinic from November 2002 to October 2012. There were a total ...
Warnke Clemens C From the Department of Neurology (C.W., T.D., K.W., V.I.L., H.-P.H., B.C.K.), Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany; and Department of Clinical Neuroscience (R.R., C.H., N.N., T.O.), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, - - 2014
To assess whether pretreatment-lymphocyte counts, treatment before fingolimod, age, sex, or body mass index (BMI) affects the risk of fingolimod-induced lymphopenia in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Data were obtained from a German multicenter, single-arm, open-label study of patients with RRMS treated with fingolimod, and findings were validated in ...
Lea Simon S The University of Manchester; Manchester Academic Health Science Centre; University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust; NIHR South Manchester Respiratory and Allergy Clinical Research Facility, Manchester, M23 - - 2014
Some asthma patients remain symptomatic despite using high doses of inhaled corticosteroids. We used alveolar macrophages to identify individual patients with insensitivity to corticosteroids, and to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of a p38 MAPK inhibitor combined with a corticosteroid on these cells. Alveolar macrophages from 27 asthma patients (classified according ...
Walbert Tobias T Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Henry Ford Health System Detroit, 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA, - - 2014
Ependymoma is a rare central nervous system tumor of adults. Reports of patient symptoms, interference patterns and costs encountered by patients and families are limited. Adult ependymoma patients completed the online Ependymoma Outcomes Questionnaire II. The survey assesses disease and functional status as well as socio-economic factors. Descriptive statistics were ...
Copson E R ER Cancer Sciences Academic Unit and University of Southampton Clinical Trials Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton. UK - - 2014
Obese breast cancer patients have a poorer prognosis than non-obese patients. We examined data from a large prospective cohort study to explore the associations of obesity with tumour pathology, treatment and outcome in young British breast cancer patients receiving modern oncological treatments. 2956 patients aged ≤40 at breast cancer diagnosis ...
Jafari Naser N Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran; Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, School of Biology, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the expression of the major components of microRNA biogenesis machinery including Drosha, Dicer and DiGeorge syndrome critical region gene 8 (DGCR8) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The expression levels of these components in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients were significantly up-regulated in comparison to healthy ...
Desai Laxmikant L Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632 004, - - 2014
Hypogammaglobulinemia, a form of primary immunodeficiency, is an uncommon condition. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms may be the only presentation. A series of 22 patients who presented with GI symptoms and were diagnosed with hypogammaglobulinemia is presented. Chronic diarrhea was the presentation in majority (90.9 %) of patients. Malabsorption was identified in 87.5 % ...
Steffen Robert J RJ Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
Patients on peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are at risk for lower extremity ischemia. Effective monitoring is needed to identify complications quickly and allow timely correction. Near-infrared spectroscopy has been used extensively in cerebral monitoring during cardiac surgery. We present its use in monitoring lower extremity perfusion in patients on ...
Miura Masanobu M Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of - - 2014
Background:Microalbuminuria, traditionally defined as urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (UACR) ≥30 mg/g, is a risk factor for mortality even in patients with preserved glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The prognostic impact of subclinical microalbuminuria, however, remains unknown in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).Methods and Results:In the Chronic Heart Failure Analysis and Registry in the ...
Miura Masanobu M Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of - - 2014
Microalbuminuria, traditionally defined as urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (UACR) ≥30 mg/g, is a risk factor for mortality even in patients with preserved glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The prognostic impact of subclinical microalbuminuria, however, remains unknown in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).Methods and Results:In the Chronic Heart Failure Analysis and Registry in the ...
Nijenkamp Louise L A M LL Department of Physiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Differences in cardiac physiology are seen between males and females in health and disease. Sex differences start to develop at puberty and are maintained during aging. A higher prevalence of men is seen in almost all cardiovascular diseases, and disease progression tends to be more severe in male than in ...
Hettinga Ymkje M YM Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the - - 2014
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome is characterized by tubulointerstitial and ocular inflammation. Thus far, the value of noninvasive diagnostic tests is not known. To determine whether urinary β2-microglobulin (β2M), urinary protein, and serum creatinine have predictive value for detecting TINU syndrome in young patients with uveitis. This prospective cohort ...
Ganapathi Karthik A KA Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, United - - 2014
Germline GATA2 gene mutations, leading to haploinsufficiency have been identified in patients with familial myelodysplastic syndrome/ acute myeloid leukemia (MDS/AML), monocytopenia and mycobacterial infections (MonoMAC), Emberger syndrome, and dendritic cell, monocyte, B and NK-cell deficiency (DCML). GATA2 mutations have also been reported in a minority of patients with congenital neutropenia ...
Glass Lisa M LM Section of Gastroenterology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, - - 2014
Given the rising epidemics of obesity and metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is now the most common cause of liver disease in the developed world. Effective treatment for NASH, either to reverse or prevent the progression of hepatic fibrosis, is currently lacking. To define the predictors associated with improved hepatic ...
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