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Insulin resistance in chronic hepatitis B and C
Aim: To determine whether insulin resistance occurs in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and chronic hepatitis C (CHC), and its relationship with the presence of liver fibrosis and steatosis. Methods: Untreated ...
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography outcome from a single referral center in Iran
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the first choice for diagnostic evaluation of the pancreatic and biliary tree and can be accompanied by a high diagnostic sensitivity and a poor therapeutic ...
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene promoter polymorphism in Iranian patients with chronic hepatitis B
Background: Clearance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection requires a good host immune response. Cytokines like tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?) may play a role in such immune response. Genetic changes in TNF-? gene ...
Clinical, laboratory biomarkers and imaging findings of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in Iran
Background: Pancreatic cancer has a high mortality rate because it is usually diagnosed late. Since little is known about this cancer in Iran, with the aim of improving this knowledge deficiency, we evaluated clinical, ...
Risk factors for post-ERCP cholangitis in patients with pancreatic cancer from a single referral center in Iran
Cholangitis is relatively uncommon but associated mortality is high due to the predisposition in people with underlying disease. For this recognition of contributing risk factors is necessary. Therefore, the present ...