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The Combination of Shear Wave Elastography and ELF Test in a Single Score Improves the Diagnostic Specificity for Liver Fibrosis Prediction

Forty patients with CHDs who received liver biopsy to stage fibrosis and 12 normal subjects performed also shear wave elastography (SWE) and ELF-test. We chose two different outcomes for histological fibrosis (F0-F1 vs F2-F4) and (F0-F2 vs F3-F4). ELF-test and SWE were independent predictors, categorized using ROC analysis. Two scores called SCORE1 and SCORE2 were devised.
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Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Choroidal Neovascularization and Subretinal Fibrosis in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is characterized by a progressive fragmentation and calcification of elastic fibers in connective tissue and when Bruch membrane (BM) is affected ocular modifications can be found. Recently, Optical coherence tomography-angiography (OCT-A) contribute to a better comprehension of lesions in PXE.
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Monotherapy versus Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is a strong contributor to respiratory failure and associated mortality. Bacteria colonizing a cystic fibrosis lung commonly form biofilms that greatly contribute to increased antibiotic resistance and hypermutability. Antimicrobial treatment in these cases can be either through the use of a single agent (monotherapy) or through a combination of agents (combination therapy).
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Responses and Survival under Pegylated Interferon α2a Treatment for Patients with Post-MPN Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Acute Panmyelosis with Myelofibrosis

We report here for the first time the efficacy of pegylated interferon α2a (Peg-Ifn) as a therapy for patients with myelofibrosis and high blast counts. We treated four patients who were in an accelerated phase of myeloproliferative neoplasms or acute panmyelosis with myelofibrosis using only this drug.
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Ascites Secondary to Compression of the Caudal Vena Cava by Liver Abscesses in a Cow

Ascites due to thrombosis of the caudal vena cava is relatively seldom in cattle. To our knowledge, there have been no reports of ascites secondary to compression of the caudal vena cava by liver abscesses. This case report describes the findings in a 3.7-year-old Brown Swiss cow with this disease.
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Prospective Evaluation of WHO and European Clinical, Molecular and Pathological (WHO-ECMP) Criteria for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) of Various Molecular Etiology: Characteristics of JAK2V617F, MPL515 and CALR Mutated MPN

The WHO defined JAK2V617F mutated myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) consist of normocellular essential thrombocythemia (ET), ET with features of early PV (prodromal PV), ET with hypercelular megakaryocytic granulocytic myeloproliferation (ET.MGM), and various stages of polycythemia vera (PV) when the WHO and European Clinical and Pathological (WHO-ECMP) criteria are applied.
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Hepatic Angiosarcoma, going but not gone. Lessons from a single centre experience

Hepatic angiosarcoma is a rare tumour that is often difficult to diagnose. Historically, most cases of hepatic angiosarcoma were seen in the setting of industrial epidemics caused by exposure of workers to toxins such as vinyl chloride. Cases associated with recognised exposure to carcinogens have fortunately been extremely rare for the last three or more decades.
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MAPK Pathway in Skeletal Muscle Diseases

Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) pathway is a signal transduction pathway that functions in a wide range of physiological and pathophysiological cellular events including cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, migration, inflammation, metabolic disorders and diseases.
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Editorial Board Members Related to fibrosis

Abdelwahab Omri

Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Laurentian University
Canada

Joseph Prandota

Emeritus Full Professor
Department of Pediatrics & Clinical Pharmacology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Wroclaw Medical University
Wroclaw
Poland

Chunying Li

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
United States

Guoshun Wang

Associate Professor
Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Genetics, and Medicine
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
United States

Guoshun Wang

Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology
LSU Health New Orleans
United States

Henry Lawrence Dorkin

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
United Stated

Miles Weinberger

Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Iowa Cystic Fibrosis Center
United States

CHARLES C. MUSCOPLAT

Professor
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota
United States

Francesco Passamonti

Professor of Hematology
University Hospital Ospedale di Circolo
Fondazione Macchi, Varese
Italy

GRACE LAI-HUNG WONG

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR
China
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