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31.07.2020 | Original Article

Interactive Impacts from Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Mixed Cryoglobulinemia on Complement Levels

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a human pathogen responsible for acute and chronic liver disease that infects an estimated 150 million individuals worldwide [ 1 ]. In addition to hepatic complications such as steatosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular …

29.07.2020 | COVID-19 | Original Article Zur Zeit gratis

Hepatology Consultants Often Disagree on Etiology of Abnormal Liver Biochemistries in COVID-19 but Agree on Management

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with elevated liver biochemistries in approximately half of hospitalized patients [ 1 – 4 ]. COVID-19 has been most frequently associated with an aspartate aminotransferase (AST)-predominant …

29.07.2020 | Original Article

Patients with More Severe IBD Get Clostridioides difficile Rather than Clostridioides difficile Increasing the Severity of IBD

A variety of environmental triggers have been implicated in the development and relapse of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Of these potential triggers, gastrointestinal pathogenic bacteria are a leading candidate [ 1 – 5 ]. Clostridioides …

29.07.2020 | Original Article

Comparison of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Entecavir in the Prophylaxis of HBV Reactivation

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) cannot often be cured by the immune system and current antiviral therapies [ 1 , 2 ]. The cccDNA remains quite stable in the infected cells and serves as a template for viral replication [ 3 ]. Therefore, patients with …

27.07.2020 | Original Article

Lifestyles Associated with Prognosis After Eradication of Hepatitis C Virus: A Prospective Cohort Study in Japan

In most cases, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) develops against an established background of chronic liver disease. In Japan, about 60% of HCC cases result from infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Likewise in North America and Europe, HCV …

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